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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte announces a tenure-track faculty position in Counseling beginning in the fall of 2021. The seminary is a multi-denominational, Christian institution with campuses in Charlotte (NC), South Hamilton (MA), Boston (MA), and Jacksonville (FL). The school offers M.Div, M.A., Th.M., and D.Min. degrees. Approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The position involves online and in-person teaching responsibilities in a CACREP-accredited Counseling program on 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 communities of color, 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 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.
The person should have experience in conducting professional counseling and in supervising counselor trainees. 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 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 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.
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.
The required application documents are itemized below. Please include all three documents in a single file (Word or PDF) and email them to the Human Resources Department (email@example.com):
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.
About Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell is a multi-denominational evangelical Protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of 1700 students and 200 faculty and staff from 85 denominations and 50 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. The Doctor of Ministry and Hispanic Ministry programs are delivered in various locations, including occasional international sites; our online offerings 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.