Gordon-Conwell is a multi-denominational evangelical Protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of over 2100 students and 200 faculty and staff from 98 denominations and 55 countries. Our four campuses include a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context offering classes in five languages in downtown Boston, MA; and adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL.
Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces a tenure track Program Director/Faculty position in Marriage and Family based in Boston, MA. The seminary is a Christian multi-denominational school with campuses in South Hamilton, Boston, Charlotte and Jacksonville. The school offers M.Div., M.A., Th.M. and D.Min. degrees. Approximately 1489 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The position involves developing an online COAMFTE-accreditation-eligible Masters in Marriage and Family program, leading the accreditation process, administering the program and teaching in Marriage and Family and supervising students. It may also include teaching at one or more of the other campuses.
The candidate for this position should have a demonstrated capacity for rigorous academic scholarship, knowledge of and experience with COAMFTE accreditation processes, exemplary program administration skills, pedagogical expertise, proficiency in online teaching, clinical and supervision competency, an ability to thoughtfully integrate marriage and family therapy and theology, a deep commitment to the urban church and genuine personal faith. Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love of Christ and an embrace of the Gospel.
The person seeking this position should identify as a Marriage and Family therapist, have a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family from a COAMFTE-accredited program, and be licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or AAMFT Supervisor Candidate. Familiarity with COAMFTE accreditation is required. Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. An M.Div. is preferable but not required.
Pastoral experience and/or demonstrated integration is required in a faith-based setting. The person should have 3-5 years of experience in conducting marriage and family therapy as well as experience in supervising marriage and family therapists. They should be licensed and eligible for licensing in Massachusetts. They should have demonstrated experience of managing a marriage and family therapy program at an academic, church-based or community program.
The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the thoughtful Christian ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person should be manifestly collegial in their relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions at Gordon-Conwell. The person should be committed to academic excellence, to the spiritual nurturing of students and to the life of the urban church. Persons of color, women, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities are encouraged to apply.
The person seeking this position must demonstrate a competence in online teaching and supervision of a diverse student body. The expectation is that the professor would teach both core course requirements in marriage and family as well as advanced level seminars.
Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/documents/mission.pdf) and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith (https://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/Statement-of-Faith.cfm) and the Community Life Statement (https://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/Community-Life-Statement.cfm)
The position is a continuing-status track (our term for tenure) appointment with administrative responsibilities. Benefits include a substantial portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA/CREF, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
Expected Start Date: Fall 2021
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Formal C.V. including names of at least three references should be emailed with a cover letter to: Dr. Virginia Ward, Dean of the Boston campus, [email protected]
Please also include a one-page summary statement explaining how you understand the integration of marriage and family therapy and theology.
No hard copy mail inquiries please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative.