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Geneva College invites applications for an immediate opening for a tenure-track appointment as a faculty member in the Masters of Arts in Counseling program. Preferred candidates will have experience in School Counseling but those with expertise in Marriage and Family or Clinical Mental Health will also be considered. Candidates that have an interest in and are capable of assuming responsibilities as Program Director for the Master of Arts in Counseling Program are also encouraged to apply. This position may be designed as a 9 or 12 month position and will begin in August 2021. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will teach courses in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program; possess a record of successful leadership, scholarship, and teaching; demonstrate an understanding of the integration of faith and learning; serve as a specialty program coordinator and be committed to function as an integrated team member and leader of the department.
Placing a high value on student-faculty interaction, the Counseling program expects the selected candidate to be engaged beyond the classroom. This would include participating in recruiting events and providing academic advising for students in the program. Faculty members are also required to serve on committees of the faculty, when elected or appointed.
Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching and leadership experience in higher education, have completed their doctorate by the time of hiring, and have expertise in School Counseling. Individuals interested in serving in program level administration are preferred and would receive additional compensation.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Selected candidates will be expected to:
For a 12-month position, teach 27 contact hours per year (typically 3 fall, 3 spring 3 summer) both in the classroom and online. For a 9-month position, teach 18 contact hours per year (3 fall, 3 spring) but with the expectation of some summer course instruction for supplemental pay.
Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons (Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course)
Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabi
Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting
Keep abreast of current developments in your discipline through scholarly activity, continually update course content, and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.
Suitably challenge and engage students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
Respond to student questions on a timely basis
Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus
Specialty Track Coordinator
Oversee one of the specialty curriculum and make curriculum recommendations in accordance with most recent Council for the Accreditation of Counseling Related Programs (CACREP).
Participate in recruiting activities
Advise Students in the specialty.
Develop and maintain field placement sites for practicum and internships for specialty track students.
Review degree candidacy applications
Participate in a department review of data outcomes and represent the concentration in related discussions.
Christian Commitment: The successful candidate must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision, and core values:
Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
Serve with grace
Pursue Godly wisdom
Foster academic strength
Engage culture faithfully
Inspire vibrant hospitality
Honor one another
Education and Experience
An earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. Candidates who are ABD but with professional experience may be considered.
Classroom teaching experience is beneficial. Willingness to learn how to teach is essential.
Creativity in teaching and program development is desirable.
Typical educational setting. The Master of Arts in Counseling exists as a stand-alone program although closely associated with the Department of Psychology and Social Services. Teaching is at the graduate level and in both online and classroom courses.
Please submit the following application materials along with your submission to the position. Any application that does not include these items, may not be considered.
A Cover Letter.
A letter which addresses your interest in this position, date of availability, and the specific skills and qualifications related to this position.
A statement of faith (“This is what I believe”).
A statement of your faith journey and a narrative of your past and present church involvements.
A statement which describes the integration of your field and Christian faith in light of the "Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” (these concepts are available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment).
A current vita/CV.
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies will be required before being appointed).
List of three references; one should be from your pastor or church leader who can attest to your faith (include names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers).
About Geneva College
Geneva College is a challenging Christian college that prepares students to challenge the world and succeed.
We provide an academically rigorous education comprised of distinctive and innovative courses. Geneva offers over 40 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs, with the most popular including business, engineering, education, biology, communication, psychology, student ministry and human services. And our liberal arts core fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, the social and natural sciences, biblical studies, and experiential learning. Founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva helps students meet the challenge of becoming everything God means them to be.
Our 55-acre campus is located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Geneva College is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).