Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling, PhD CES (18 Credits, Tenure Track)

Job Title:Asst/Assoc Professor of Counseling – Full Time, Tenure Track
Reports To: Academic Dean
Location: Hybrid
Pay: Assistant: $58,000 – $68,000, Associate $66,000 – $76,000

General Statement of Job Function

Counseling Division faculty in this position play an essential role in Denver Seminary’s academic mission by contributing excellent teaching, outstanding rigorous academic work, student mentoring, spiritual modeling and institutional service as needed. Faculty (tenure track) in the Counseling Division typically teach 18 credit hours of graduate courses per academic year and are eligible for rank advancement. Faculty will be required to contribute productively to public or peer-reviewed scholarship in their appropriate discipline to align with the faculty member’s professional goals as outlined in the Faculty Handbook. In the area of scholarship, Counseling Division faculty on this track are expected to make ongoing progress in academic production and presentation. Other duties may be assigned in place of teaching in order to make up a full load. This position is a twelve-month renewable agreement.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a course load that includes courses in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program. Based on curricular/program needs and in negotiation with the program director and Academic Dean, course release may be provided for some of the following student-support responsibilities.
    • Help students to understand vocational goals and connect students with faculty members and resources to support a plan to accomplish those goals.
    • In coordination with the assistant director of the Ph.D. program, help students build a clinical training sequence that aligns with their goals, meets CACREP standards, and fulfills graduation requirements.
    • Triage student concerns to provide appropriate levels of support and resourcing.
  • Prepare course syllabi and submit copies of the syllabi to the appropriate departments in a timely fashion.
  • Prepare and deliver teaching content, course materials, and exams in the appropriate modality for assigned courses.
  • Grade exams and required assignments and submit final grades to Registrar in a timely manner
  • Communicate with students needing assistance with the course and be available each week for student questions and concerns.
  • Advise students on academic matters and refer questions as needed to the Registrar or appropriate department.
  • Serve on faculty committees as assigned by the Academic Dean.
  • Participate in professional organizations.
  • Teach curriculum in multiple modalities, including distance learning formats.



  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Experience teaching in CACREP-accredited Counseling programs in higher education
  • Clinical counseling and clinical supervision experience and training
  • Graduate level teaching experience
  • Licensed, or licensed eligible, as a Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a lifestyle consistent with Denver Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and advocacy
  • Agreement with Denver Seminary’s Statement of Faith and Statement on Human Sexuality
  • Knowledge and teaching skills commensurate with working in a CACREP-approved program
  • Knowledge and teaching skills commensurate with working in an accredited Seminary including the ability to integrate faith and practice
  • Excellent collegiality and collaborative skills


  • Theological training and experience (preferably at the master’s level)
  • Experience teaching Ph.D. level courses
  • Ability to teach across multiple modalities
  • Experience in oversight and involvement in Dissertation Supervision
  • Experience in CACREP accreditation processes
  • Relevant experience and ability to teach courses in at least three of the following areas:
  • Supervision of Counseling
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Theological Foundations of Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Leadership in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Advanced Counseling Theories
  • Internships in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Emerging Issues in Clinical Practice
  • Dissertation Proposal Development
  • Engaging, passionate, and motivated teaching approach

Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professional to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Human Resources Generalist supports this mission by:


  • Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a lifestyle consistent with the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments.
  • Commitment to the local church.
  • A record of publications with the promise of ongoing scholarly productivity
  • Evidence of participation in the scholarly guild (academic meetings)
  • Cross-cultural experience is desirable
  • Agreement with Denver Seminary’s Statement of Faith and Statement on Human Sexuality
  • Willingness to support the Seminary’s Mission, Vision and Core Commitments


  • Meeting Student Learning Outcomes pertaining to courses taught.
  • Meeting ATS and HLC standards for readings, seat time, and all other class requirements for residential, on-line or modified courses.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions including computer usage may require occasional standing, walking, long periods of sitting, climbing stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Denver Seminary is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in all areas of ministry and operations.

Application Process

Remote applicants may apply for this position. Those who advance through the hiring process will be asked to participate in video-conferenced and/or live interview processes.  The position involves remote workplace availability during the usual 40-hour work week, including remote availability for student communication with the professor. Some travel requirements will exist as needed, with a minimum of on campus attendance at events/training/meetings approximately 4 times/year.

This is a 12-month renewable position with a negotiable start date.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to

Please do NOT send transcripts, letters of recommendation, or credential files. Full applications will be requested of promising candidate.

Pay Range:

Assistant: $58,000 – $68,000, Associate $66,000 – $76,000. Actual compensation offered to candidate will be based upon prior experience, skill level, tenure track status, and budget.