Date of Posting: 4-5-2021
Job Title: Professor; Director of BS in Professional Counseling
Employee Type: Full time Faculty Member 12 month
Department: Counseling and Social Work
Reports to: CSW Department Chair
Effective: July 1, 2021
This position exists for the purpose of teaching undergraduate level courses in the area of professional counseling and to provide administrative leadership to the BS in Professional Counseling Program.
- The desire to grow, develop, and mature, both spiritually and professionally
- The ability to create and maintain a Christian professional atmosphere in all internal and external relationships
- A spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve as a team member
- A professional appearance
Professional Qualities – Evidence of ongoing professionalism and ethical behavior
- Ongoing ability to teach a wide range of graduate and undergraduate professional counseling courses.
- Ongoing ability to counsel others effectively, and a continued interest in engaging in clinically therapeutic relationships.
- Continued positive personal and professional reputation in the local geographic and broader scholarly community.
- Ongoing curation of a philosophy of education and the ability to articulate these views.
- Ongoing demonstration of a follow/lead mentality at the college.
- Continued demonstration of ability and willingness to function fully and cooperatively within an institution of Biblical Christian higher education
- Continued enthusiastic support for the college and departmental philosophy of education and counseling.
- Continued demonstration of ability and desire to mentor and assist students beyond the classroom contexts both personally and spiritually.
- Continued ability to function as a team member with the administration of the college.
- Ongoing demonstrated desire to grow, develop, and mature as characterized by achievement in both personal and organizational matters.
- Continued ability to implement fairly and firmly the policies and procedures of the college.
- Continue to maintain absolute confidentiality in handling all matters within the college.
- Proficiency with word processing, general computer skills, and LBC | Capital’s instructional technologies (i.e., Learning Management System, Video Conferencing, etc.)
Job Tasks – to determine specific tasks required of the position
- Teach undergraduate professional counseling courses in the CSW Department at a rate of 9 credits in the Fall term and 9 credits in the Spring term.
- Continue to maintain visible on-the-ground leadership in and curation of the BS in Professional Counseling program and maintain a variety of adjunct professors to support the BS in Professional Counseling program.
- Conduct and document classroom observation of all BS in PC professors each semester.
- Continue to adhere to the mission and administration of the CSW department.
- Continue to personally update courses each semester (e.g. syllabi and Learning Management System) to maintain content to industry (and internal) standards (with dept. approval).
- Manage the BS in Professional Counseling curriculum by participating in the rostering of courses at least six months ahead of the four terms after receiving dept. approval.
- Revise and maintain the BS in PC student handbook after receiving dept. approval.
- Continue to attend and participate in the departmental faculty meetings and assigned subcommittees.
- Continue to attend 50% of the morning chapel services each semester.
- Plan and lead Fall Student Retreat and Spring Intercultural Experience Trip
- Periodically support CSW majors and attract prospective students by participating in at least three events per year (e.g., September Retreat, NSO’s, Cookouts, etc.).
- Continue to advise and mentor undergraduate students each semester
- Continue to facilitate spiritual, emotional, and academic shepherding of students.
- Continue to develop professionally through personal study, research, and attendance at professional meetings.
- Continue to seek to publish on a regular basis (as professional time allows). This could be in various forms including journal or magazine articles and books.
- Ongoing openness to other tasks as assigned for the enhancement of students and academic programing.
- Curate program design, professional development, evaluation of faculty, outcomes assessment, and academic policy.
- Develop, oversee, and maintain Taskstream outcome measurements.
- Be involved in the events (e.g., open houses, etc.) and programs to attract prospective students to the BS in PC program and other CSW Dept. programs.
- Collaborate with LBC | Capital recruitment teams as needed.
- Review and revise curriculum as needed and decided on by CSW the team.
- While this position is for teaching at the undergraduate level, be prepared to teach courses as assigned at the undergraduate, adult education, and/or graduate level in face-to-face, blended, and online format which may require teaching during the day, evening, and/or weekend.
- Diligence in budgeting skills to assist the department chair in the preparation and submission of department budgets
- Continuous quality improvement of the academic program
- Continued use of analytic skills pertaining to academic trends and developments
- 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 and continuous application of online course delivery platforms.
- Ongoing use of effective communication skills necessary for tasks.
Personal Qualities – the ability to identify personal strengths, weaknesses, skills, and limitations and use this understanding profitably
- Continued ability to creatively and maturely follow/lead in the academic community of LBC | Capital.
- Continued ability to function as a healthy team member among the faculty, bringing a collaborative spirit in representing the programs in Professional Counseling.
- Continued ability to develop and mature – characterized by a hunger for both personal and institutional growth and achievement.
- Continued ability to be easily approached by students and colleagues, but firm and fair in the exercise of all policies and procedures.
- Ongoing demonstration of a Biblical pattern of leadership characterized by appropriate respect for and use of authority.
- Other tasks as assigned for the enhancement of students and academic programing.