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Assistant/Associate Professor of Counseling

Phoenix Seminary

Phoenix Seminary is seeking to fill a full-time resident faculty position beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. Qualifications include a doctorate in counselor education and supervision, licensed or license eligible in Arizona as a LPC, familiarity with CACREP standards, preference for teaching in a terminal master level program, ability to communicate theological sophistication in integration, and demonstrate a high potential for publication. This is an ideal early career position (ABD or Assistant Professor), but may also be a great opportunity for an established career educator who wants to relocate to Arizona.  

Phoenix Seminary is a free standing graduate school offering degrees in Bible, theology, and professional counseling. Current enrollment is 260. We are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and regionally through the Higher Learning Commission of the North-Central Association of Schools and colleges (HLC). We are licensed by the State of Arizona as a post-secondary school and our counseling program curriculum has been approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. We offer a 70 semester hour Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) degree with 60 credit hours of counseling and 10 credits of Bible and theology. We are "CACREP comparable" as mandated by State regulations but positioning ourselves for accreditation.

Resident faculty are nine month appointments with an expectation of teaching 18 credits a year (three courses a semester), mentoring 3-4 students, developing a track record of research and publication, and mentoring student research. Overage is paid for faculty who chose to teach over the summer. Breaks include the 10 week summer term, a week in the spring (Spring Break), a week in the fall (Reading Week), and two weeks over the Christmas holidays. Area of concentration is open although it is expected that a range of courses will be taught. The counseling program takes an integrative approach with a strong emphasis on being able to communicate biblically and scientifically. There is also a strong emphasis on the person-of-the-therapist. As a small school with only 12 resident faculty this is a great opportunity to make an impact on a young degree program.

Phoenix Seminary students must adhere to a modified NAE statement of faith.

Resident faculty and senior administration must adhere to a teaching position.

Phoenix is the 5th largest metro area in the United States. There are professional basketball, football, baseball, and hockey teams. The larger Phoenix area is home to Arizona State University (ASU) the largest public university by enrollment in the U.S. with 82,000 students enrolled in 2014. It is within two hours of the University of Arizona (42,000) and Northern Arizona University (27,000). The Phoenix area is home to renowned museums, theaters, restaurants, resorts, and world class golf (over 220 golf courses in Maricopa County alone). Within a two hour drive there are ample opportunities to go hiking, fishing, biking, boating, horseback riding, skiing or snowboarding.

Submit a letter of interest, academic vita, and references to Dr. Justin Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (602) 429-4446.  

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