Chair, Department of Counseling
Florida International University is Miami's public research university and in less than five decades has become a top 100 public university, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges. ( FIU is focused on student success and research excellence, with nearly $200 million in annual research expenditures. The Next Horizon ( campaign is furthering FIU's commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers including sites in Qingdao and Tianjin, China and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (, the Wolfsonian-FIU, ( and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU ( FIU is a member of Conference USA with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

The College of Arts, Sciences & Education at Florida International University is accepting applications for a Chair position at the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Counseling, Recreation, and School Psychology. The College is looking for a dynamic leader to help advance the Department's and College's vision of becoming a hub for high-quality research. The Chair is expected to position the Department competitively in extramural research funding and work collaboratively with units across the School, College, and University. The department currently offers the Master of Science in Counselor Education, the Educational Specialist in School Psychology, and the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Management with tracks in Recreational Therapy. The department also provides service courses to the School of Education and Human Development in educational psychology, educational research, measurement, and evaluation. The department is currently working on developing a Ph.D. in related fields and a master's degree in Research Methodology.

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in one of the department's program areas or a doctoral degree and significant pertinent experience. Effective communication skills with ethnically and culturally diverse populations is essential. A track record of significant scholarship and peer-reviewed publications demonstrated ability to obtain grants, and effective teaching and mentoring particularly at the graduate level are also required. Competitive applicants should have a strong research program with actual or clear potential for extramural funding. Experience serving as Chair of a department or serving in College or University leadership will be considered positively.

Responsibilities will include research, student advisement, serving on doctoral dissertation committees, and serving the university, professional, and local communities. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to the department, developing new programs, administering the budget, coordinating teaching assignments, evaluating and mentoring department faculty and staff, and supporting College and University student success initiatives. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519510 at and attach a cover letter highlighting their professional experience and vision for a department, as well as their curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. For more information on the department, please visit For inquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Dr. Laura Dinehart at To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 1, 2019. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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