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Full-time Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Faculty are highly qualified professionals with an earned doctorate in counselor education from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, (CACREP)-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy will also be considered.
Full-time faculty also have full licensure in their respective state. Licensure as a marriage and family therapist is required. Faculty integrate their Christian faith in the classroom to disciple the next generation of leaders in professional counseling and marriage and family therapy. It is also preferred that applicants hold current status as an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor or be eligible to become an AAMFT Supervisor Candidate.
Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Faculty for the M.A.in Clinical and Mental Health (MACMHC) program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) have a pedagogy that focuses on CACREP alignment, quality instruction, curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes, and the American Counseling Association, (ACA) Code of Ethics. Faculty teach courses in an accelerated format with synchronous and asynchronous components. Core courses are taught in a cohort model, using formats designed for adult learners. The Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Faculty operates on a year-round schedule.
MACMHC faculty assume a variety of roles in areas of scholarship and service that enhance the functioning of the program. This includes administrative responsibilities, committee work, professional scholarship, and service to the program, University, profession, and community. Clinical practice activities are encouraged and performed apart from CCU responsibilities.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU’s motto is--grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.
CCU’s embraces an educational model that was there at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars—competence, character and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.
A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges--the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
Faith-friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
We’re looking for candidates who have:
Doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program. Candidates with a related doctoral degree and employment as a full-time faculty in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013, will also be considered. Applicants with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy will also be considered.
Licensure as a marriage and family therapist.
3-5 years of higher education teaching experience preferred.
Clinical experience appropriate for master's level instruction.
Knowledge and a demonstrated application of adult learning theory, effective teaching and learning in both in-seat and online formats, and integration of Christian faith and learning.
Passion for faith-based higher education and dedication to student success.
Research/publication history and commitment to future research preferred.
Knowledge of ethical standards of practice for professional counseling.
Superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively within the CCU community with a desire for proficiency in technological course assets.
Proficiency in appropriate Microsoft Office software required.
Key Job Duties
Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. In this role, the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty contributes to the University’s mission beyond the virtual classroom through activities such as committee/task force/team work, community development, or similar activities internally and externally, which enhance and advance exemplary academics, personal spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
Teach a full-time faculty credit load, which is distributed throughout the calendar year. Faculty are assigned a primary location but, in rare instances, may be required to teach at any of the CAGS locations.
Meet the expectations of the role of University faculty as defined in the CCU Faculty Handbook, the CAGS Faculty Handbook, and MACMHC Counseling faculty job description.
Participate in faculty development opportunities and attend University events as assigned by the Dean.
Prepare and teach courses per CAGS standards and expectations.
Utilize Blackboard learning platform and other assigned technologies.
Act as Master Teacher for multiple MACMHC/MFT Emphasis courses, which includes development, redevelopment, revision, text, updates, and alignment with CACREP standards.
Assess, validate, and make recommendations for student learning and the Counseling program, per the Counseling Assessment Plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Actively participate with peers in faculty meetings, committee work, course development, course/program evaluation, and ongoing work of the MACMHC program and Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis.
Serve as designated faculty mentor/advisor for an assigned group of MACMHC students.
Represent the Counseling program at assigned CAGS center location for students, student advisors, and other related faculty and staff.
Work a minimum of 40 hours per week, which includes instructing.
Sustained memberships in professional counseling organizations and maintenance of certifications and/or licenses related to individual counseling specialty area(s).
Complete professional development and renewal activities related to counseling, including professional services and advocacy in counseling research and scholarly activity in counseling commensurate with their faculty role.
Develop annual Service, Practice, and/or Scholarship Plan to include a minimum of 20 hours of professional development activities per year. The Dean must approve community service, practice, and/or scholarship.
Maintain clinical competency in area of specialty practice, as required by the faculty who teach practicum and internship.
Adhere to professional standards as established by state governing bodies, ACA Code of Ethics, The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) best practices, and CACREP standards.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Regular public presentations to students, parents, and external constituents required. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
Faculty pay will be assigned by rank at a range of $55,000-$65,000. Pay is assigned by reviewing a combination of job-related factors that may include: internal/external pay equity, the salary structure/pay grade, or a candidate’s qualifications/experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage and CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.