Asbury Theological Seminary announces a
faculty position in Pastoral Counseling in the Department of
Counseling and Pastoral Care to serve the Wilmore, Kentucky campus.
Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the
integration of pastoral counseling and Christianity within the
Wesleyan theological tradition, academic leadership, or the
potential for academic leadership within the Department of
Counseling and Pastoral Care, excellence in teaching, and
scholarship or the potential for scholarship in pastoral
Candidates must identify as Pastoral Counselors. Candidates must
offer demonstrable or transferable pedagogical and andragogical
competencies in pastoral counseling and care with an emphasis upon
effective teaching in in-person instruction, online instruction,
hybrid and/or intensive course instruction at the Seminary’s
Kentucky and Asbury Global sites (currently the Orlando School of
Ministry, Tulsa, Memphis, and Colorado Springs).
Specific teaching assignments are determined by programmatic
needs in collaboration with the faculty in the Department of
Counseling and Pastoral Care, and in consultation with the Deans of
the Beeson School of Practical Theology, Orlando School of
Ministry, and the Provost.
The preferred, though negotiable, starting date is July
1, 2021. This position is potentially a tenure track and
the rank is open, contingent upon qualifications and experience.
See the additional Asbury Theological Seminary job postings for the
counseling area. This Pastoral Care position is potentially one of
the current three tenure-track counseling postings at the
The normal teaching load for full-time faculty will be six
courses per year, as determined by the Provost and Deans, with an
eleven-month contract and possible teaching deployments within the
eleven-month time frame as determined by programmatic needs. These
needs are directed by the faculty in the Department of Counseling
and Pastoral Care, in consultation with the office of the Provost
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 pastoral counseling, pastoral
counselor education, and supervision.
The initial faculty appointment and required residential
living requirement, contingent upon the candidates’
competencies and the institution’s staffing
needs, will be in the Department of Counseling and
Pastoral Care in the Wilmore/Lexington (Kentucky)
Successful candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or comparable
degree in Pastoral Counseling or a related degree. Candidates with
pastoral counseling experience are highly encouraged to apply.
Veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minority
and diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Also,
candidates with the capacity for assuming department leadership
and/or capacity for serving in an associate dean or dean role will
be strongly considered.
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. One of the four
counseling area position offerings will be contingent
upon future funding.
Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to:
Dean of the Beeson School of Practical Theology
Attention: Counseling and Pastoral Care Search/Manager of
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 North Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390
Materials will be reviewed
until the position is filled.