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MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private, liberal arts university with a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in the Kansas City metropolitan area, MNU seeks to educate students to serve with purpose within the educational context of the liberal arts, and a Wesleyan-holiness theological perspective. MNU has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students with half considered traditional residential students. For more information about MNU, see our website: www.mnu.edu.
Job Summary: MidAmerica Nazarene University invites qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Counselor Education (Tenure Track). The position is a full-time 11-month faculty appointment. Successful candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate a commitment to higher education delivered with a Christ-centered worldview, a strong commitment to a servant leadership model, and be able to successfully perform the following responsibilities.
Teach core courses.
Supervise students in practicum experiences.
Participate in scholarly activities.
Serve on Departmental and University committees.
Work collegially with departmental and cross campus faculty
Follows the MNU Faculty Handbook including the following:
Assumes the normal teaching load for full-time, 11-month, graduate faculty.
Assists in ongoing assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning.
Integrates faith and learning.
Presents self as a positive role model in the community.
Utilizes evidence-based education in practice.
Participate in professional development activities.
A successful applicant will share the university’s mission of Christ centered transformation, a commitment to excellence and innovation, and possess the following:
Familiarity with common in-class teaching tools (PowerPoint, Keynote, iPad apps, language tools) as well as learning platforms like Moodle.
Willingness to participate in the common work and community life of the department faculty and campus at large.
Giftedness in relating to and having meaningful conversation with students.
Commitment to higher education delivery with a Christ-centered worldview.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Education and/or Experience:
Ph.D., or equivalent in counselor education (CACREP accredited program preferred)
A record of successful experience in higher education and/or other educational environments preferred.
Eligible for licensure as a counselor in Kansas
A track record as a collaborative, servant-driven leader with outstanding written, oral and interpersonal skills
Preference will be given to those who show a history of academic scholarship and demonstrated service on doctoral committees.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, attach the following documentation with your online application:
Under the “Resume” section:
A complete curriculum vita or resume
Under the “Cover Letter” section and/or under “Upload Additional Documents” section:
Letter of application (cover letter)
Complete curriculum vita
List of references (minimum of two references (one professional and one from a pastor, priest, or minister) with phone number and email address included)
University transcripts from all universities from which degrees were received (scan and attach) or request they be mailed from appropriate university (official transcripts will be requested upon hire)
Statement of faith (see below), including personal faith history and vision for integrating faith and learning in counselor education (2 pages maximum)
Research agenda or priorities
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Statement of Faith: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian Community and desires that all employees in positions of leadership reflect a foundational Christian position in word, attitude and action. While there is no predetermined length or format for the Personal Statement of Faith, the norm is a one or two-page narrative document describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian experience (e.g., religious experiences of conversion or the affirmation of one’s faith, one’s family and/or home life, spiritual aspirations), and ways in which the applicant’s faith is being demonstrated in daily patterns and practices.
MidAmerica Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in the hiring process, during employment, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services. Read the university’s full Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement at www.mnu.edu/jobs
*Christian faith and employment at MidAmerica Nazarene University:MidAmerica Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees based on religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private university with a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Located in the Kansas City metropolitan area, MNU seeks to educate students to serve with purpose within the educational context of the liberal arts, and a Wesleyan-holiness theological perspective. MNU has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students with half considered traditional residential students. For more information about MNU, see our website: www.mnu.edu.