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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Is Hiring A Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling


Job Description

Gordon-Conwell is a multidenominational, protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of over 1,300 students and 200 faculty and staff from 78 denominations and over 50 countries. We offer a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context in Boston, MA; adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL; in addition to online and cohort models involving students from around the world.

Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God's Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature, and ready for a broad array of ministries. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God's truthful Word.

Position Summary

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary announces a tenure-track faculty position in Counseling beginning in the Fall of 2024. The position involves online and in-person teaching responsibilities in a CACREP-accredited Counseling program on the campus in Charlotte, NC. Travel to the Charlotte campus one weekend per month for in-person teaching will be required (expenses paid by the Seminary).

As a diverse community of faculty and students who share a faith-based commitment to professional counseling, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in higher education, including persons of color, women, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities. The ideal candidate for this position should have a demonstrated capacity for rigorous academic scholarship, exemplary classroom leadership, an ability to integrate counseling and theology thoughtfully, a deep commitment to the local church and communities of color, and genuine personal faith. Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love for Christ and an embrace of the Gospel.

Academic Experience

The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision as well as graduate level coursework in theology or Biblical studies. Applicants with a doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy) must have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program prior to 2013 and show evidence of a strong counselor identity. Scholarly participation in the field is expected as evidenced through academic publications and presentations at professional counseling meetings.

Clinical Experience

The person should have experience in conducting professional counseling and in supervising counselor trainees. The applicant will be expected to become licensed as a mental health counselor in North Carolina.

Personal Profile

The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the thoughtful ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person should be manifestly collegial in relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions at Gordon-Conwell. The person should be committed to academic excellence, to the spiritual nurturing of students, and to the life of the church.

Classroom Teaching

The person seeking this position must demonstrate competence in both online and in-person teaching modalities. The precise teaching responsibilities will be chosen to reflect the particular research and experiential strengths of the professor, but the expectation is that the professor will teach six courses per year (counseling core or clinical supervision) in addition to maintaining an active agenda of research/ scholarship.

Theological Commitments

Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/documents/mission.pdf) and must indicate agreement annually with the school's Statement of Faith (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/basis_faith.php) and the Community Life Statement (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/Community-Life-Statement.cfm)

Institutional Benefits

The position is a continuing-status track (our term for tenure) appointment. Benefits include a substantial portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA/CREF, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2024

Application Process

Please apply through Gordon-Conwell's Career Center available here: https://www.gordonconwell.edu/employment/

Please include these documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats:

  • A cover letter addressed to Dr. Gerry Wheaton, Academic Dean of the Charlotte campus, explaining your interest in the position.
  • A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references.
  • A one-page summary statement explaining how you understand the integration of psychology and theology.

No hard copy mail inquiries please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee's initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.