Assistant/Associate Professor


Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor


Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Jacksonville University, ranked as a Best Regional University by US News & World Report, is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment through our values of advocacy, collaboration, community, empowerment, and learning. We invite applicants for a full-time, twelvemonth, tenure-accruing Assistant/Associate Professor position in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This individual will have primary responsibilities at the Arlington (Jacksonville) site with the possibility of cross-teaching at our Palm Coast site under the direction of the CMHC Department Chair beginning August 2023. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the areas of Marriage and Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as applicants who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Essential Job Duties

  • Teach in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program under the direction of the Department Chair.
  • Develop and teach courses in the area of marriage and family therapy and/or clinical mental health counseling at the graduate level
  • Develop a research portfolio in the area of clinical mental health counseling and/or marriage and family therapy
  • Assist with clinical supervision and clinical site affiliations
  • Mentor master’s students
  • Provide service in the area of clinical mental health counseling and/or marriage and family therapy

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors
  • Some off-campus travel may be required
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and/or Marriage and Family Therapy, from a CACREP-accredited program. Licensed or licensure eligible as a mental health counselor and/or marriage and family therapist in the state of Florida. A commitment to teaching and program development, to working in a culturally diverse environment and an understanding of the mission of Jacksonville University. Demonstrated expertise in Mental Health and/or Marriage and Family counseling.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Clinical Counseling experience in teaching or clinical practice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical expertise in the following specialty areas: Mental Health and/or Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
  • Preference will be given to applicants with:
    • Documented scholarship and teaching experience in the field
    • Prior experience as a practicing counselor, marriage and family therapist, or play therapist
    • Teaching experience, preferably at the University level
    • Prior experience as a CMHC or faculty member
    • Ability to teach marriage and family therapy courses
    • A demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest emphasizing experience and potential, a curriculum vitae, JU faculty application, three letters of reference, and transcripts to Dr. Bradley McKibben at