This faculty position is at the Charlotte, North Carolina campus.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces a full-time faculty position in the Department of Counseling beginning in the fall of 2018. The seminary is an evangelical, multi-denominational institution with campuses in South Hamilton, Boston, Charlotte and Jacksonville. The school offers M.Div, M.A.,Th.M., and D.Min. degrees. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The position involves full time teaching responsibilities in Counseling at the campus in Charlotte, NC.
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 genuine personal faith. Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love for Christ and an embrace of the Gospel.
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision as well as graduate level training in theology. Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Specialization in Marriage and Family are preferable but not required.
The person should have experience in conducting professional counseling and in supervising counselors. The applicant should be eligible for licensure in North Carolina and will be expected to become licensed in that state.
The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the thoughtful evangelical 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.
The person seeking this position must demonstrate competence in classroom teaching and an ability to supervise masters-level students. 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 would teach both core course requirements in Counseling and advanced level seminars. A specialization in Marriage and Family is preferable.
The position is a continuing-status track (our term for tenure) appointment. Benefits include a portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA/CREF, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.
Beginning Date: Fall 2018
The required application documents are itemized below. Please include all three documents in a single file (Word or PDF) and email them to Mrs. Adele Jordan, Executive Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A cover letter addressed to Dr. Donald Fairbairn, 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 counseling 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.
About Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell is a multi-denominational evangelical Protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of about 1,800 students and 200 faculty and staff from 98 denominations and 64 countries. The Seminary offers multiple sites and delivery systems to meet varied student needs. Our four campuses include a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context offering classes in five languages in downtown Boston, MA; and adult educational models at our campuses in Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL. Our Doctor of Ministry and Hispanic Ministry programs are delivered in various locations, including occasion international sites; we have online offerings to address student needs, despite location and vocational commitments.
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 future 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.