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Faculty, Graduate Program in Counseling

Messiah University
Messiah University, Pennsylvania
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Graduate Studies at Messiah University invites applications for two full time term-tenure track faculty in the Graduate Program in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health specialty area. The Messiah University graduate program in counseling has three well-established CACREP accredited Master’s degrees which are delivered primarily online. 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 (Mechanicsburg, PA) site or may be fully remote.

Responsibilities: Teach core counseling graduate courses, courses in the mental health track, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, primarily in an online format. Specific teaching assignments will be determined based upon program need and the candidate's expertise and interests. Faculty members are also expected to supervise internships, maintain a scholarly agenda, actively participate in the counseling profession through clinical work or counseling organizations, teach on-campus intensive courses, advise graduate students, and engage in institutional service.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Counselor Education necessary, preferably from a CACREP accredited program. ABD considered. Training and/or experience in clinical mental health counseling, online education and clinical supervision required. Candidates should be eligible for core-faculty status per CACREP standards and hold a professional counseling license.  Candidates are required to profess Christian faith, to commit to the mission of Messiah University, and to exhibit evidence of intercultural competencies. Preference will 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. Candidates with expertise and interest in assessment, trauma, addictions counseling, or multicultural issues are also preferred.

The Program: The Graduate Program in Counseling offers three CACREP accredited master’s degrees with tracks in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling; and School Counseling. The mission of the program is to educate invested and caring individuals who will serve in a variety of settings as counselors characterized by integrity, humility, skillfulness, and understanding. We desire that   these professionals will be leaders who facilitate healing, growth, reconciliation and spiritual well-being for diverse peoples.

The School:  Advancing the mission of Messiah University, the School of Graduate and Professional 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 university 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 nearly 2,500 undergraduate students including 18.5% under-represented and 2.6% international students from 22 countries and over 700 graduate students including 18.8% 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 2024 (or January 2024 based on level of experience)

Compensation: 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 a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah University, which 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."

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.

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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.

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