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Online Chair

Liberty University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022
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Liberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

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Online Chair

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Online Chair for the Department of Counselor Education & Family Studies works closely with academic leadership. The Online Chair provides administrative leadership to online faculty and is responsible for curriculum development and the management of courses offered online. Administrative duties include faculty hiring, course assignments, coaching and evaluating faculty, and monitoring quality in the online course environment.
As qualified, the Online Chair may instruct online courses in the fields of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Addiction Counseling and/or School Counseling. Instructional duties include grading, moderating interactive forums, roster verification, weekly written and video announcements, responding to student emails, academic and professional mentorship, and building relationships.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in counseling or related field ( ABD will be considered).
  • Degree must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Professional or clinical counseling experience.
  • Candidates will demonstrate a knowledge and application of current trends and practices in counseling.
  • Understand and articulate discipline from a biblical worldview.
  • Full doctrinal compatibility with Liberty University.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to convey information.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and presentation skills.
  • Creative, innovative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Established leadership and administrative experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Learning Management Systems.
  • Familiarity with video conferencing platforms.
  • Able to obtain and maintain licenses if applicable as required by state or accrediting commissions.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in counselor education or related field from a CACREP accredited program.
  • Five years’ experience teaching in higher education.
  • Experience in management and online administration.
  • State board licensure in counseling specialty ( NCC, LPC, LPSC, LMFT or equivalent).
  • Experience in supervising practicum and internship counselor education students at the graduate level.
  • A strong professional identity as a counselor demonstrated through advanced credentialing, presentations, publications, and service to the profession.
  • Collaborative and positive disposition.
  • Strong ability to articulate worldview and Christian Counseling integration practices.
  • Superior interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated mastery of Microsoft Office suite and Learning Management Systems.
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Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

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Special Instructions for Applicants

This is an on-campus position with regular office hours. Please apply if you are able to work full-time on-campus.

Please note that while unofficial transcripts are required during this stage of the application process, official transcripts for all conferred degrees (excluding Associate’s degrees) will be required should the department select you for an interview.

In the references section of the application, please submit the names of two professional references and one pastoral reference. Your pastoral reference must be from your current church pastor, or someone within a leadership position within your current church. The pastoral reference cannot be an immediate or extended family member.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact the Faculty Hiring Office at .

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
  5. Unofficial Transcript 2
Optional Documents
  1. Career Mobility Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
  2. Pastoral Reference Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 3
  4. Other Document
  5. Professional License(s)
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