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The GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COUNSELING at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time term-tenure track position in the counseling program: Mental Health Counseling track. Candidates with counselor education training and additional expertise in assessment, research and trauma informed care are preferred. The Messiah College graduate program in counseling is a growing program which is taught primarily in an online format. Faculty in the program prioritize collegiality while striving to be excellent teachers and scholars who love working with and mentoring students.
Responsibilities: Teach core counseling graduate courses, courses in the mental health track and courses in the candidate's area of expertise in our primarily online, CACREP Accredited, counseling program. Specific teaching assignments will be determined based upon departmental need and the candidate's expertise and interests. Faculty members are also expected to supervise internships, maintain an active scholarly agenda, join the full-time faculty in teaching on-campus, intensive courses, advise graduate students, and engage in institutional service. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Counselor Education preferred, but ABD considered. Experience and expertise in clinical mental health counseling is required. Preference will be given to those who graduated from a CACREP program and are certified as an LPC. Candidates are required to profess Christian faith, to commit to the mission of Messiah College, and to exhibit evidence of intercultural competencies. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, have experience in the appropriate field, and have previously taught in an online format.
Mission: The mission of the Messiah College Graduate Program in Counseling is to provide curricular experiences and a meaningful learning environment that prepare students to become competent counselors working with a variety of clients in multiple setting. The program is intended to develop students' awareness, knowledge, and skills to serve others through the counseling process and become skilled practitioners with a strong sense of professional and personal identity. To carry out this mission, the Graduate Program in Counseling offers three programs of study; clinical mental health counseling, marriage, couple, and family counseling, and school counseling. All of the programs are facilitated by educators who have experience in the field, set high expectations for students, implement a rigorous standard-based curriculum, and possess a desire to build authentic relationships with students. More information about the program is available at www.messiah.edu/counseling.
Diversity: Messiah College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Starting Date for Position: Fall 2020
Compensation: Messiah College offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society." Paper applications will not be accepted.
For more information regarding application materials and to apply, please see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/16100
Messiah College's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of intercultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
Messiah College is a teaching institution which emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty growth and scholarship. Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, race, gender or veteran status in its education programs, admissions or employment policies. In a continuing effort to enrich the Messiah College academic environment, the College actively encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.