Assistant Director, Clinical Pastoral Education Center, Non-Tenure Track

Job Title:Assistant Director, Clinical Pastoral Education Center, Non-Tenure Track
Reports To: CPE Center Director
Pay: $58,000 – $68,000

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. Administrative Faculty (non-tenure track) serving in the Counseling Division’s CPE program typically teach 50% (two units of CPE, 12 credit hours) and provide administration of the CPE Center and program for the other 50% of their time per academic year. Administrative Faculty may wish 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 encouraged to make ongoing progress in professional organization presentations. Other duties may be assigned in place of teaching to constitute a full load. This is a 12-month renewable agreement.

Essential Functions


  • Assist in the administrative leadership of Denver Seminary’s CPE Center and program, maintaining compliance in relation to ACPE and Denver Seminary standards and expectations.
  • Assist in preparing for, and participate in, ACPE and Seminary accreditation reviews.
  • Assist in designing and implementing CPE programs consistent with ACPE standards.
  • Assist in creating, revising, and maintaining the ACPE Denver Seminary CPE Center Portfolio, their personal portfolio, and other portfolios as required by ACPE.
  • Assist in the budgeting and payment of CPE dues, fees, functions, and events.
  • Assist in vetting of community-based CPE clinical sites and Ministry Site Mentors.
  • Assist in student, staffing, and unit/course scheduling for the CPE Center and educational program.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, accepting, registering, and onboarding CPE and CEC students.
  • Assist in obtaining and maintaining all CPE/CEC/CE student forms and records.
  • Assist the seminary with the development and maintenance of the Chaplaincy CPE Endowed Fund.
  • Attend and participate in the Center’s Professional Advisory Group.
  • Maintain their Certified Educator National Faculty status.
  • Hold membership in, and participate in, ACPE and other relevant professional organizations.
  • Participate in at least one ACPE Community of Practice.


  • Maintain a course load that includes courses primarily in ACPE CPE Level I/II and CEC education.
  • Teach curriculum in multiple modalities, including distance learning formats.
  • 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 for student questions and concerns.
  • Advise students on academic matters and refer questions as needed to the Registrar or appropriate department.


  • Attend faculty meetings with voting rights and serve on faculty committees as assigned by the Academic Dean.
  • Participate in the seminary’s Convocation, Graduations, and Faculty Retreat.
  • Attend Counseling Division and the assigned Counseling Department meetings.



  • Masters of Divinity degree of 72 hours or equivalent degree in the helping professions
  • ACPE Certified Educator with ACPE National Faculty standing
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement by a nationally recognized faith body
  • Experience educating and supervising in ACPE CPE certified coursework
  • Ability to teach across multiple modalities
  • Evidence of participation in the appropriate professional organization(s)
  • A record of presentations/publications with the promise of ongoing scholarly productivity
  • Engaging, passionate, and motivated teaching and supervision approach
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, and advocacy


  • Terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, or DMin) or is in process of obtaining one
  • Prior USA Military Chaplain or military experience
  • Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or the National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains
  • Diverse chaplaincy experience
  • Cross-cultural experience
  • Graduate level teaching experience

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 in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Administrative Faculty, regarded as a minister of the Gospel, 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.
  • Agreement with Denver Seminary’s Statement of Faith and Statement on Human Sexuality
  • Willingness to support the Seminary’s Mission, Vision, and Core Commitments


  • Meet Student Learning Outcomes pertaining to courses taught
  • Meet ATS, HLC, ACPE, and seminary 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, climb 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

This is a 12-month renewable position that begins April 1, 2023. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the attention of Dr. Jan McCormack at

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

Pay Range: $58,000 – $68,000. Actual compensation offer to candidate will be based upon prior experience, skill level, and budget.