Associate Professor of MA Professional Counseling

Posted: 2/2/18

Rank: Full-time

Type/Hours: Faculty

Department: Counseling & Social Work

Location: Lancaster, PA

Job Description:

This position exists for the purpose of teaching graduate level courses in the area of professional counseling and to provide student advisement in the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program.

Start date: July 1, 2018

Candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited program or have a related doctoral degree (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, etc.) and have been a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Licensed clinician in PA or license eligible in PA.
  • A preference of 2 years of higher educational teaching experience.
  • An ability to teach a wide range of graduate professional counseling classes including but not limited to: Professional Ethics; Orientation to Counseling; Child/Adolescent Therapy; Marriage Counseling; Family Counseling; and Applied Counseling Methods.
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in the field of Mental Health or Marriage and Family counseling, with the ability to counsel others effectively, and a continued interest in engaging in clinically therapeutic relationships.
  • A positive reputation as a scholar and educator.
  • A well-articulated philosophy of education.
  • A demonstrated record of academic leadership.

Candidates will need to possess the following skills:

  • A demonstrated ability and willingness to function fully and cooperatively within an institution of Biblical Christian higher education.
  • Enthusiastic support for the college and departmental philosophy of education and counseling.
  • A demonstrated ability and desire to mentor and assist students beyond the classroom contexts both personally and spiritually.
  • The ability to function as a team member with the administration of the college.
  • The ability and demonstrated desire to grow, develop, and mature as characterized by achievement in both personal and organization matters.
  • The ability to implement fairly and firmly the policies and procedures of the college.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality in handling all matters within the college.
Technical Abilities
  • Communication skills necessary for tasks.
  • Awareness of the various laws and ethical standards for academia and their relationship to the college.
  • Effective knowledge and application of word processing and presentation platforms.
  • Experience with and practical knowledge of online course delivery platforms.
Personal Qualities – the ability to identify personal strengths, weaknesses, skills, and limitations and use this understanding profitably.
  • The ability to creatively and maturely collaborate with the academic community of LBC | Capital Seminary & Graduate School.
  • The ability to function as a team member among the faculty, bringing a collaborative spirit in representing the programs in professional counseling.
  • The ability to develop and mature – characterized by a hunger for both personal and institutional growth and achievement.
  • The ability to be easily approached by students and colleagues, but firm and fair in the exercise of all policies and procedures.
  • A demonstrated biblical pattern of leadership characterized by appropriate respect for and use of authority.

Candidates will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Teach 24 credits of graduate courses per calendar year within the MA in Professional Counseling majors.
  • Adhere to the mission and administration of the entire department to provide a continuity of team leadership.
  • Formally advise all MA Professional Counseling students.
  • Attend and participate in the departmental and faculty meetings and assigned subcommittees.
  • Steward professional abilities and influence by speaking at least once per year at a community or college event.
  • Facilitate spiritual, emotional, and academic shepherding of students.
  • Continue to develop professionally through personal study, research, and attendance professional meetings.
  • Seek to publish on a regular basis. This could be in various forms including journal or magazine articles and books.
  • Other tasks as assigned for the enhancement of students and academic programming.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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