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Full-Time Term-Tenure Track School Counseling

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Position Information

Position Title Full-Time Term-Tenure Track School Counseling
Position Type Faculty
School Graduate Studies
Department Graduate Studies: Counseling (2762)
Discipline Counseling
Level Graduate
Time Status Full-Time
Campus Winding Hill

Position Description

Position Summary

The GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COUNSELING at Messiah College invites applications for full-time term-tenure track positions in the Counseling program. Candidates with Counselor Education training who also have a background in school counseling are encouraged to apply. If hired, you will be joining a growing program which is taught primarily in an online format with a two day per week (minimum) on-campus presence. Faculty in the program prioritize collegiality while striving to be excellent teachers and scholars who love working with and mentoring students.


Teach Core Counseling graduate courses and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in our primarily online, CACREP Accredited, Counseling program. Teaching assignments will be determined based upon departmental need and the candidate’s expertise and interests. Faculty members are also expected to supervise internships, maintain an active scholarly agenda, join the full-time faculty in teaching on-campus, intensive courses, advise graduate students, and engage in institutional service.


Ph.D. in Counselor Education preferred, but ABD considered. Preference will be given to those who graduated from a CACREP program and have a master’s degree in school counseling. Candidates are required to profess Christian faith, to commit to the mission of Messiah College, and to exhibit evidence of intercultural competencies. Preference will also 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.

The Program

The mission of the Messiah College Graduate Program in Counseling is to provide curricular experiences and a meaningful learning environment that prepare students to become competent counselors working with a variety of clients in multiple setting. The program is intended to develop students’ awareness, knowledge, and skills to serve others through the counseling process and become skilled practitioners with a strong sense of professional and personal identity. To carry out this mission, the Graduate Program in Counseling offers three programs of study; clinical mental health counseling, marriage, couple, and family counseling, and school counseling. All of the programs are facilitated by educators who have experience in the field, set high expectations for students, implement a rigorous standard-based curriculum, and possess a desire to build authentic relationships with students. More information about the program is available at

The Department

Graduate Programs: Counseling

The College

Messiah College’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of intercultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College 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 College is a teaching institution which emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty growth and scholarship. Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, race, gender or veteran status in its education programs, admissions or employment policies. In a continuing effort to enrich the Messiah College academic environment, the College actively encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Starting Date for Position Fall 2017

Messiah College offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, 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." Paper applications will not be accepted.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

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.

Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline
Quicklink for Posting

Reference Requests

Applicants will submit the name and e-mail address for the number of referees listed below. Referees will receive an e-mail notifying them to upload a confidential letter via the provided URL.

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 3
Maximum Requests 4
Last Day Referee Can Submit Reference
Referee Reminded After How Many Days 5

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. College/University Transcript(s)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Personal Statement - Faith
  5. Personal Statement - Teaching
  6. Personal Statement – College Mission
Optional Documents