Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling Education - Ashland Theological Seminary
Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS), a graduate division of Ashland University, is located in Ashland, OH, with additional centers in Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH; and Detroit, MI. ATS invites qualified candidates to apply for a Counseling Education position in the Seminary's CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a full-time position as a non-tenure track faculty member with the opportunity to apply for a tenure-track position after 3 years. This 9 month position has a revised start date of December 3, 2018, with 2 positions available.
The position includes participation in all relevant ATS student and faculty academic activities, willingness to work at the multiple ATS centers, and teach evening, weekend, and online courses as needed. The person in this role is expected to represent the Seminary and engage in community activities that promote theological education and Christian practices in the field related to clinical mental health counseling. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to support and respect the Brethren Church heritage, commit to theological education delivered from a Christ-centered worldview, a strong commitment to a servant-leadership model, and a demonstrated ability to succeed in this role.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teaches core and advanced clinical counseling courses.
- Mentors and provides academic advising to students
- Provides academic oversight of students in Practicum and Internship experiences
- Participates in scholarly activities.
- Serves on departmental and Seminary committees as directed.
- Works collegially with faculty, staff, and local stakeholders within the counseling profession.
- Cooperates with program leaders and directors at ATS Centers.
- Assists with promotional events and activities to educate prospective students about the value and benefits of theological education.
- Carries out special projects and other duties as assigned by the Dean and Chief Academic Officer.
- Ph.D. or equivalent in counselor education preferably from a CACREP-accredited program (ABDs from CACREP-accredited programs with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service that directly benefits students will be considered).
- A record of successful experience in higher education and/or other educational environments (experience teaching in non-traditional formats, blended and/or online courses is a plus).
- Eligibility for Ohio counselor licensure.
- A track record as a collaborative servant-leader with outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ongoing involvement in the counseling profession (e.g.• membership in ACA, AMHCA, ACES).
- Possess a level of Christian experience/maturity that will enable community involvement.
- Possess knowledge about the mission and vision of ATS, its programs, its Brethren Church tradition, and the ministry of theological education.
- Able to work evening and weekend work as required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills, strong computer and organizational skills and must be able to think, plan and execute strategically.
- A customer service orientation and utilize relationship building techniques in a cross-cultural environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment and engage with underrepresented ethnic groups.
In lieu of clicking "Apply Now" below, please forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial and official), teaching philosophy (1 page maximum), statement of faith (2 pages maximum) and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Mignon Jacobs, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Ashland Theological Seminary, ATS-Dean@ashland.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.