Faculty, Graduate Program in Counseling

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 27, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University invites applications for a full time term-tenure track faculty in the Graduate Program in Counseling.  Candidates with Counselor Education training who also have a background in clinical mental health counseling or marriage, couple, and family counseling are encouraged to apply. If hired, you will be joining a growing program which is taught primarily in an online format. Faculty in the program prioritize collegiality while striving to be excellent teachers and scholars who love working with and mentoring students. This position will be located at the Winding Hill location or may be fully remote.

Responsibilities: Teach Core Counseling graduate courses and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in our primarily online, CACREP Accredited, Counseling program. Teaching assignments will be determined based upon departmental need and the candidate’s expertise and interests. Faculty members are also expected to supervise internships, maintain an active scholarly agenda, join the full-time faculty in teaching on-campus, intensive courses, advise graduate students, and engage in institutional service.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Counselor Education is necessary. Preference will be given to those individuals who graduated from a CACREP program and are licensed as a professional counselor or marriage and family therapist. Candidates are required to profess Christian faith, to commit to the mission of Messiah University, and to exhibit evidence of intercultural competencies. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, have experience in the appropriate field, and have previously taught in an online format.

The Program: The Department of Counseling offers a master’s in counseling with tracks in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling; and School Counseling. With a program and faculty reflecting Messiah’s commitment to and reputation for academic excellence, Messiah University's CACREP- accredited M.A. in counseling prepares students to work in a variety of professional settings. The Grad Counseling program is designed to help prepare students to sit for the professional counseling licensure exam (LPC), the marriage, and family therapy licensure exam (LMFT), or become a certified school counselor in Pennsylvania.

The School:  Advancing the mission of Messiah University, the School of Graduate Studies educates students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, ethical leadership and exceptional professional practice within a complex world. Our programs include ten master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. The coursework for most of our graduate programs is conducted primarily online, with some programs being fully online and others being fully residential. Messiah University is a nationally ranked, accredited college that successfully integrates top-tier academics and Christian faith.

The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 14.4% under-represented and 4.1% international students from 28 countries and over 600 graduate students including 16.4% of students from under-represented populations.

The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.

Starting Date for Position: August 2021 or January 2022

Compensation: Messiah University offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please provide the following:

Cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, College/University Transcript(s), Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement of Faith that details how your Christian faith is a strong fit with the mission and identity of Messiah University and how it impacts your teaching and clinical experience, your philosophy of teaching, and a statement that demonstrates your commitment to diversity and inclusion that is consistent with Messiah University’s goals.

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

 Please apply via the following link: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19158

Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color,  sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.