Counseling Division – Full Time, Tenure Track
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, but these non-teaching duties usually constitute no more than 1/3 of the faculty’s 18 credit load. This position is a twelve-month renewable agreement.
- 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 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 Provost/Dean.
- Participate in professional organizations.
- PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program).
- Licensed, or licensed eligible, as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.
- Experience in leadership and program direction, preferably in higher education.
- Extensive graduate level teaching experience.
- Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a lifestyle consistent with Denver Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments.
- Agreement with Denver Seminary’s statement of faith.
- 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.
- Experience teaching in CACREP-accredited Counseling programs in higher education, especially in non-traditional delivery modes.
- Theological training and experience (preferably at the Masters level).
- Significant clinical counseling and clinical supervision experience and training.
- Experience working among diverse populations.
- Relevant experience and ability to teach courses in at least three of the following areas:
- School Counseling
- Theological Foundations of Counseling
- Spirituality and Counseling
- Professional Orientation and Ethics
- Assessment and Measurement
- Research Methods
- Group Counseling
- Career Development and Assessment
- 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 in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Teaching Faculty, regarded as a minister of the Gospel, supports this mission by:
- 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, 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.
Willingness to support Denver Seminary’s vision, sign the National Association of Evangelicals Faith Statement, and abide by the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments is required.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the attention of Dr. Ron Welch at FacultySearch@denverseminary.edu.
Please do NOT send transcripts, letters of recommendation, or credential files. Full applications will be requested of promising candidates.