Francis Marion University

Founded in 1970, Francis Marion University is named in honor of South Carolina's Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, who was nicknamed "The Swamp Fox" for using terrain and guile to outwit his Loyalist adversaries. Logo
Today, FMU is one of South Carolina's 13 four-year, state-assisted universities. It is located in the northeastern part of the state near the city of Florence and has nearly 4,000 students. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a master's level university, FMU takes pride in providing a strong comprehensive, liberal arts education in a broad range of undergraduate majors enhanced by three professional schools - the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Sciences. The University also offers graduate programs in Business, Education, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. National Rankings
Francis Marion University has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies. US News and World Report named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the south for more than a decade. FMU was named as 'The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For' 2013-2019; one of just 85 four-year colleges and universities in the nation recognized by The Chronicle and one of only 42 recognized as an Honor Roll school. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission and encourages applications by women and minorities. Logo
Our Students:
While 95 percent of its students come from South Carolina, the University enrolls students from 36 states and 16 foreign countries, allowing students to experience the diversity of people from other cultures. The student-faculty ratio is 15 to 1, and the average class size is 21. The average age of undergraduates is 21, while the average age of graduate students is 36. Francis Marion University is small enough to provide attention to each student, and large enough to offer a variety of academic and cultural resources. It thus combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the resources and programs of a public university. Francis Marion University is located six miles east of Florence, S.C., on nearly 500 wooded acres dotted with beautiful foliage and mature landscaping. Campus facilities include modern classroom buildings, laboratories and residence halls - all in a safe, comfortable learning environment. The University also maintains a presence in downtown Florence. The state of the art Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences is fully equipped with the latest educational technology including a simulation center, an OSCE suite, and dedicated laboratory space for anatomy, physical examinations, and clinical skills training. The Center houses FMU's Speech-Language Pathology Program, Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Education Program, the Physician's Assistant Program, Clinical Psychology Masters Program, and USC's 3rd- and 4th- year Medical Student Clinical Programs. Logo
The FMU Performing Arts Center, also located in downtown Florence, is a 68,000 square foot, state-of-the-art performance and educational venue. The facility has played host to many renowned performers. The University has a number of recreational facilities that are available for use by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and by the University's intercollegiate athletic teams. FMU has an outstanding NCAA athletic program that competes in the Peach Belt Conference. It has seven sports each for men and women. The University's school colors are red, white, and blue, and the mascot is a patriot. The Pee Dee Education Center is located on the south end of the FMU campus. The Center is a regional educational consortium serving 19 area school districts, 72,000 students and 5,000 teachers. FMU works closely with the Pee Dee Education Center to provide resources and services to school districts in the community. The University offers to the community programs and services in continuing education, technical and professional assistance, industrial and economic development, and artistic and cultural enrichment. Many cultural activities; concerts, lectures, plays, art exhibits, planetarium and observatory shows, and film series, are offered free to the public.

Jan 09, 2020
Francis Marion University and the Department of Psychology invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Clinical/Counseling Psychology. The Department of Psychology is interested in continuing the excellence of its Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program, which is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) and trains Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) to work in a variety of settings. Thus, the faculty member will teach a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate courses based on the faculty member’s specific area of specialization. While the area of research is open, the faculty member will be expected to establish and maintain a program of meaningful disciplinary research that is engaging to and inclusive of both undergraduate and graduate students. The clinical psychology faculty member should expect to play an active role in training, supervising, and supporting graduate students. Minimum requirements include a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology (licensed or license-eligible preferred) from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The Department of Psychology (comprised of 10 full-time faculty) has approximately 300 undergraduate majors; in addition to approximately 75 graduate students within three accredited/approved programs: Clinical/Counseling, School Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis. We offer an energetic, congenial faculty and a collaborative work environment. Generous internal funding, opportunities for research and professional development, competitive summer research stipends, and well-established community partnerships make FMU a great place to work. Also offered are excellent clinical and research facilities at the Center for the Child and the Health Sciences Complex. Francis Marion University (FMU) is a state-supported regional university with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. Located in sunny Florence, SC, a growing city with a vibrant arts culture, FMU is within easy driving distance of the state capital, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston. FMU is consistently rated in the best colleges to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education with an emphasis on a strong faculty governance. Position to begin:  August 16, 2020 Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 20-20 ), outlining teaching and research interests;  2)  Curriculum vitae , to include a listing of courses taken in graduate program;  3) Copies of all college transcripts (official transcripts will be required only of the successful candidate). 4) Statement of teaching philosophy;  5) Three letters of reference; and  6) FMU Faculty Application.  To obtain an FMU faculty application please  click here.   Send or e-mail completed Application Packet to:   Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission and encourages applications by women and minorities An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution
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