Division Chair of Psychology and Counseling

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • Nov 15, 2021
Full time Psychology Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description

The Division of Psychology and Counseling in the College of Education at Governors State University invites applications for the position of Division Chair at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The College of Education also includes the Division of Education and the Family Development Center. The Chair is a fully administrative, twelve-month position and has responsibility for approximately thirty faculty and staff in addition to student workers and graduate assistants, the Counseling Lab, Research Lab, and Literacy Zone. The Division includes a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in psychology with both a psychology major and minor a master’s degree in psychology; a CACREP-accredited master’s degree in counseling with specializations in clinical mental health counseling, marital/couple/family counseling, and school counseling; a CACREP-accredited Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in counselor education and supervision; and an Education Specialist (EdS) degree in school psychology. The Chair is responsible for a 2.5 million dollar budget, faculty and staff evaluations, accreditations, oversight of programs, collaborative work with program coordinators and advisors, scheduling courses, faculty workloads, oversight of labs, and collaborating with the Division of Education and the Family Development Center. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of Education. The Division of Psychology and Counseling faculty and staff want a Chair who is knowledgeable, caring, trustworthy, respectful, passionate, collaborative, and good communicator with a sense of humor and good team-building skills. This position is expected to start June 1, 2022.

Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 5,500 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.

GSU is an expert at guiding freshman and transfer students to discover the right degree program to excite their interests. The university’s extensive list of graduate programs prepares students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life, both on and off campus, with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the world renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more. 

Set amongst 750 acres of prairie, GSU is located 40 miles south of Chicago, and is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any four-year, public university in Illinois. The university faculty, administration and staff are committed to providing a quality education, embracing diversity and serving students with excellence.

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