Founding Dean – School of Counseling
Asbury Theological Seminary announces a
search for an accomplished, innovative, evangelical professor,
visionary leader, effective administrator, and collaborative
educator to serve as the Founding Dean of a new School of
Counseling. Asbury Seminary’s counseling department programs in
Mental Health (CACREP-accredited) and Pastoral Counseling have
doubled in enrollment over the last five years and its program in
Marriage and Family Counseling is currently applying for CACREP
accreditation. The Seminary recently opened the Van Tatenhove
Center for Counseling that provides services for students while
offering supervised counseling internships on the Wilmore, Kentucky
campus. A new Kentucky counseling center building location will be
dedicated and opened in 2021 or 2022.
The Founding Dean will contribute to and implement the strategic
vision for the new School of Counseling, including posturing the
Seminary for evangelical and Wesleyan counseling leadership,
resourcing, and networking. The Dean will collaboratively engage
with both missional and strategic enrollment planning for the
School of Counseling.
The counseling faculty deliver courses in multiple formats,
including in-person, hybrid, and/or intensive courses and online.
(The Seminary anticipates applying for accreditation of an online
degree in 2022.) Counseling and pastoral care courses are located
at the Seminary’s Kentucky and Asbury Global sites (currently the
Orlando School of Ministry, Tulsa, Memphis, and Colorado
The Founding Dean will serve on the Seminary’s Academic Council
and will guide
the design, timing, vision, and implementation of the new School of
Counseling by no later than 2023, in collaboration with the faculty
The Founding Dean appointment and required residential
living requirement will be in the Wilmore/Lexington (Kentucky)
area. She or he will qualify for regular, full
faculty rank and identify either as a pastoral counselor or a
counselor educator. This is a tenure track
position. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2021,
but is negotiable.
To serve as a CACREP core faculty, candidates must have
completed the Ph.D. or comparable degree in Counselor Education and
Supervision, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program.
Candidates must be Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed
Clinical Mental Health Counselors or be license eligible as
professional counselors within their state of residence.
Alternatively, candidates with related doctoral degrees must have
been employed as full-time faculty members in a counselor education
program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013
(CACREP 2016 Standards Section 1.W).
Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the
integration of counseling and the Christian faith within the
Wesleyan theological tradition. They will model academic leadership
within the Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care, including
knowledge of CACREP standards and the process of preparing CACREP
self-studies, excellence in teaching and supervision, and
scholarship in counseling, counselor education, and supervision or
Candidates who identify as Pastoral Counselors are categorized
as non-core CACREP faculty. Asbury Seminary faculty are eligible to
apply for a one-semester sabbatical leave every 3 years to assist
with scholarly productivity, service to the Seminary and the
church, and to respond to global needs related to counseling,
counselor education, and supervision. Veterans, individuals with
disabilities, women, and all minority and diversity candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the
Wesleyan tradition. Unqualified and enthusiastic agreement with the
Seminary’s confessional Statement of Faith, Mission, Strategic
Vision, Collegial Faculty Covenant, Code of Institutional Values
and Conduct, and Ethos statement is required.https://asburyseminary.edu/about/
For information on additional counseling area postings,
Archive. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY HERE TO BE
CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.
Nominations or questions may be addressed to:
Dean of the Beeson School of Practical Theology
Attention: Founding Dean, School of Counseling Search
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 North Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390
Materials will be
reviewed until the position is filled.