Faculty position in Counseling (Open Rank)

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte announces a tenure-track faculty position in Counseling beginning in the fall of 2021.  The seminary is a multi-denominational, Christian institution with campuses in Charlotte (NC), South Hamilton (MA), Boston (MA), and Jacksonville (FL).  The school offers M.Div, M.A., Th.M., and D.Min. degrees.  Approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  The position involves online and in-person teaching responsibilities in a CACREP-accredited Counseling program on the campus in Charlotte, NC.

 As a diverse community of faculty and students who share a faith-based commitment to professional counseling, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in higher education, including persons of color, women, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities. The ideal candidate for this position should have a demonstrated capacity for rigorous academic scholarship, exemplary classroom leadership, an ability to integrate counseling and theology thoughtfully, a deep commitment to the local church and communities of color, and genuine personal faith.  Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love for Christ and an embrace of the Gospel. 


Academic Experience

The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision as well as graduate level coursework in theology or Biblical studies.  Applicants with a doctoral degree in a related field (e.g. psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy) must have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program prior to 2013 and show evidence of a strong counselor identity. Scholarly participation in the field is expected as evidenced through academic publications and presentations at professional counseling meetings.


Clinical Experience

The person should have experience in conducting professional counseling and in supervising counselor trainees. The applicant should be eligible for licensure in North Carolina and will be expected to become licensed in that state.


Personal Profile 

The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the thoughtful ethos of Gordon-Conwell.  The person should be manifestly collegial in relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions at Gordon-Conwell.  The person should be committed to academic excellence, to the spiritual nurturing of students, and to the life of the church.


Classroom Teaching

The person seeking this position must demonstrate competence in both online and in-person teaching modalities. The precise teaching responsibilities will be chosen to reflect the particular research and experiential strengths of the professor, but the expectation is that the professor will teach six courses per year (counseling core or clinical supervision) in addition to maintaining an active agenda of research/ scholarship.


Theological Commitments

 Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/documents/mission.pdf) and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/basis_faith.php) and the Community Life Statement (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/Community-Life-Statement.cfm)


Institutional Benefits

 The position is a continuing-status track (our term for tenure) appointment.  Benefits include a substantial portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA/CREF, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.


Application Process

The required application documents are itemized below. Please include all three documents in a single file (Word or PDF) and email them to the Human Resources Department (hrrecruitment@gordonconwell.edu):  


  • A cover letter addressed to Dr. Gerry Wheaton, Academic Dean of the Charlotte campus, explaining your interest in the position.
  • A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references.
  • A one-page summary statement explaining how you understand the integration of psychology and theology.


No hard copy mail inquiries please.  Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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