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Job Title:

Faculty Opening in Counseling

Job Description:

The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program of RTS announces an opening for a full-time core faculty position at RTS Jackson. The MAC program is a CACREP-accredited residential clinical mental health counseling program. Its mission is to prepare distinctly Christian, conceptually and clinically competent professional counselors who can integrate their Christian faith and Reformed worldview with their knowledge of counseling, render counseling to both churched and non-churched populations in multicultural and pluralistic societies and successfully enter the helping field. Female and ethnic minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

A unique aspect of RTS’s MAC program is the on-campus clinical internship experience offered to its students. Under the supervision of professors and other licensed mental health professionals, students counsel persons from diverse, local communities in individual, couple, family, and group settings.

Job Summary:
Core faculty members are involved in teaching, clinical supervision, administration, and scholarly work. They are also able to engage in a minimal number of hours of on-site private practice. The MAC program is seeking applicants with significant teaching and clinical experience who can bring practical expertise to the classroom. Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the integration of counseling and Christian theology.

Position Qualifications:

  • Have a PhD in Counselor Education 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.
  • Possess, or are eligible for, licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and have maintained involvement in clinical practice or consultation.
  • Possess clinical supervisory licensure and experience.
  • Demonstrate service to the profession and the broader community through local, regional, and national affiliations, with evidence of scholarship through presentations and/or publications.
  • Demonstrate a concern for ministry in the church as well as professional mental health counseling.
  • Desire a collaborative and unified pedagogical relationship with fellow RTS faculty.
  • Commitment to the Reformed faith.

Major Job Duties:

  •  Teach graduate courses in Counseling (typically 18 semester credits per year).
  • Supervise graduate counseling students in their on-site practicum and internships.
  • Conduct research and/or scholarship activities.
  • Engage in a minimal private practice.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Guy Waters.

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General Information

Church/Organization Name

Reformed Theological Seminary

Contact Name & Contact Info

Guy Prentiss Waters, Ph.D.




City, State

Jackson, MS

Description of Organization

Rooted in Biblical fidelity, confessional integrity, academic excellence, and spiritual growth, the purpose of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is to serve the church in all branches of evangelical Christianity, especially the Presbyterian and Reformed family, by preparing its leaders, with a priority on pastors, and including missionaries, educators, counselors, and others through a program of theological education on the graduate level, based upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Bible, and committed to the Reformed faith as set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.

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