Master of Arts in Counseling Program Faculty (MAC)
Colorado Christian University
May 15, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
SUMMARY: Colorado Christian University is a teaching institution that emphasizes exceptional faculty teaching and achievement of student learning outcomes, within the framework of spiritual formation. Full-time faculty for the Master of Arts in Counseling Program (MAC) are highly qualified professionals with an earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. They are able to integrate their Christian faith in the classroom to disciple the next generation of Christian leaders in professional counseling.
THE UNIVERSITY: Colorado Christian University (CCU) is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Founded in 1914, CCU is the flagship Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region. A leader in higher education, the University has been ranked in the top two percent of colleges nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni — for the past six years. In 2017, CCU was named one of the “Best Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners” by Washington Monthly. CCU offers more than 100 degree programs for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online. CCU is an NCAA Division II college in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). The University is also a Division I member of the National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA).
MAC FACULTY: The primary role of MAC faculty is a focus on instruction, curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes, and program evaluation. Faculty will teach courses in an accelerated format with synchronous and asynchronous components. These courses are offered in seven and fourteen week formats. The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program is a year-round program. MAC faculty assume a variety of roles in areas of scholarship and service which enhance the functioning of the program including administrative responsibilities, mentoring counseling students, committee work, professional scholarship, and service to the program, University, profession, and the community. Clinical practice activities are performed apart from CCU assigned office hours.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be located in Lakewood, Colorado. MAC full-time faculty teach 24-27 credit hours of counseling graduate courses during a calendar year. Duties include:
Prepare and teach courses per CAGS standards and expectations. Utilize Blackboard learning platform, and other assigned technologies.
Master Teacher for three (3) MAC courses, which includes development, redevelopment, revision, text, updates, alignment with MAC Assessment Plan, etc.
Assess, validate, and make recommendations for student learning and the MAC program, per MAC Assessment Plan, to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Participate fully in online residency events held in June and July each summer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision, preferably from a CACREP accredited program. Candidates with a related doctoral degree and employment as a full-time faculty in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013 will also be considered.
Three to five years of higher education teaching experience preferred.
Clinical experience appropriate for master's level instruction.
Must be eligible for clinical licensure within state of residency. Appropriate certification and/or licensure may be required to teach some courses.
Knowledge and demonstrated application of adult learning theory, effective teaching and learning in in seat and online formats, and integration of Christian faith and learning.
Passionate about faith-based higher education and dedicated to student success.
Research/publication history and commitment to future research preferred.
Knowledge of ethical standards of practice for professional counseling.
Superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively within the CCU community.
Desire to be proficient in technological course assets.
Proficiency in appropriate MS Office software required.
Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming "born again" thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU’s Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.
NOMINATIONS and APPLICATIONS: EFL Associates (www.eflassociates.com), an executive search firm, is assisting Colorado Christian University with its search for this important position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the finalist names can be released to the public. In addition, no contact to references will be made without prior approval of the candidate
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Applications should include:
A letter of introduction outlining the applicant’s background, and qualifications for the position. (This letter should specifically address the leadership attributes and professional competencies for this position.)
Contact information (e-mail addresses are required) for five professional references, at least one of which is a person who has reported directly to you, a second who is able to speak to your commitment to faith, and a third who is an individual to whom the applicant has reported directly.