Psychology and Family Studies Program Chair

Position Summary

The chair of the Psychology and Family Studies program oversees the administration of the
program, advises students majoring in the program, and carries a full teaching load. These
responsibilities are further outlined below.

Teaching and Advising

  • The program chair position is a full-time, 9-month appointment, and the chair is expected to carry
    a teaching load of 12-15 credit hours per semester.
  • The program chair oversees the academic advising of students majoring in Psychology and Family
    Studies. Advisors provide assistance and counsel with educational planning, career choices,
    personal and spiritual issues. Advisors work with the Registrar and faculty to implement
    interventions for those students with academic concerns.
  • The program chair participates in full faculty meetings.


  • The program chair oversees program review, which entails an extensive program self-study every
    five years. (A full program review was last completed in 2019-20.)
  • The program chair participates in departmental meetings, working alongside other departmental
    faculty and with the online Psychology program chair.

Required Qualifications

  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy (Clinical) or MA in Clinical Psychology
  • The ability to integrate psychology and Christianity
  • Organizational skills to promote collaboration and teamwork with the Psychology Department
  • Knowledge of technology common to teaching in higher education
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Collegial attitude with the ability to effectively lead teams
  • Highest levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • A commitment to the overall mission of Barclay College

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or related field
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Clinical experience

Salary Information

  • Depending on experience

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume/CV to:
Derek Brown
VP for Academic Services


Barclay College bases its existence in a rich history of Evangelical Friends tradition. Barclay College is an evangelical Friends school which accepts and embraces persons with evangelical Christian beliefs from a variety of denominational backgrounds.”

Barclay College Board of Trustees

May 2006