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Ashland University
  • Position Number: 4635208
  • Location: Ashland, OH
  • Position Type: Counseling

Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS), a graduate division of Ashland University, is located in Ashland, OH. ATS invites qualified candidates to apply for a Counseling position in the Seminary's CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position. This 9-month position begins on August 15, 2024.

Ashland Theological Seminary is a seminary founded upon the Brethren tradition. We are ecumenical in nature drawing from various Christian faith traditions. Agreement with the Seminary's Statement of Faith, MissioMission, Strategic Vision, Institutional Values and Conduct, and Ethos statement is required.

Position Summary:

Faculty deliver courses in multiple formats, including in-person, hybrid and/or intensive courses and online. Counseling curriculum integrates the Christian worldview throughout. Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the integration of counseling and the Christian faith. They will model academic leadership within the Department of Counseling, including knowledge of CACREP standards, excellence in teaching and supervision, and scholarship in counseling, counselor education, or supervision. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to support and respect the Brethren Church heritage, commit to theological education delivered from a Christ-centered worldview, express a strong commitment to a servant-leadership model, and a demonstrated ability to succeed in this role. Faculty represent the Seminary and engage in community activities that promote theological education and Christian practices in the field related to clinical mental health counseling.

This position will focus on addictions counseling. Proficiency in addictions and license eligible in Ohio for LICDC is required. The department is in the process of expanding its CACREP offering to include Addictions Counseling. The department plans to hire three new faculty for the expansion.

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches core and advanced clinical counseling courses focused on addictions counseling.

  • Mentors and provides academic advising to students

  • Participates in scholarly activities.

  • Serves on departmental and Seminary committees as directed.

  • Works collegially with faculty, staff, and local stakeholders within the counseling profession.

  • Assists with promotional events and activities

  • Carries out special projects and other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in counselor education preferably from a CACREP-accredited program (ABDs from CACREP-accredited programs with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service that directly benefits students will be considered).

  • A record of successful experience in higher education and/or other educational environments (experience teaching in non-traditional formats, blended and/or online courses is a plus).

  • Ohio licensed or licensed eligible as an LPC or LPCC and LICDC.

  • A record of accomplishment as a collaborative servant-leader with outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ongoing involvement in the counseling profession (e.g. membership in ACA, AMHCA, and ACES).

  • Possess a level of Christian experience/maturity that will enable community involvement.

  • Possess knowledge about the mission and vision of ATS, its programs, and the ministry of theological education.

  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills, strong computer and organizational skills and must be able to think, plan and execute strategically.

  • A customer service orientation and utilize relationship-building techniques in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment and engage with underrepresented ethnic groups.

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