Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS), a graduate division of Ashland University, is located in Ashland, OH. ATS invites qualified candidates to apply for a Counseling position in the Seminary's CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position. This 9-month position begins on August 15, 2024.


Ashland Theological Seminary is a seminary founded upon the Brethren tradition. We are ecumenical in nature drawing from various Christian faith traditions. Agreement with the Seminary's Statement of Faith, Mission, Strategic Vision, Institutional Values and Conduct, and Ethos statement is required.

Position Summary:

Faculty deliver courses in multiple formats, including in-person, hybrid and/or intensive courses and online. Counseling curriculum integrates the Christian worldview throughout.

Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the integration of counseling and the Christian faith. They will model academic leadership within the Department of Counseling, including knowledge of CACREP standards, excellence in teaching and supervision, and scholarship in counseling, counselor education, or supervision. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to support and respect the Brethren Church heritage, commit to theological education delivered from a Christ-centered worldview, express a strong commitment to a servant-leadership model, and a demonstrated ability to succeed in this role. Faculty represent the Seminary and engage in community activities that promote theological education and Christian practices in the field related to clinical mental health counseling.


This position will focus on addictions counseling. There will be overlap in teaching within the CMHC track as well. The department is in process of expanding its CACREP offering to include Addictions Counseling. New faculty will receive department-funded training in addictions to prepare for teaching responsibilities. The department plans to hire three new faculty for the expansion.

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches core and advanced clinical counseling courses focused on addictions counseling.
  • Teaches core and advanced clinical counseling courses within CMHC track.
  • Mentors and provides academic advising to students
  • Participates in scholarly activities.
  • Serves on departmental and Seminary committees as directed.
  • Works collegially with faculty, staff, and local stakeholders within the counseling profession.
  • Assists with promotional events and activities
  • Carries out special projects and other duties as assigned.




About Ashland University

ounded in 1878 as Ashland College, the name of the institution was changed to Ashland University in 1989 to reflect the many diverse undergraduate, graduate and professional programs offered.

Ashland continues to have a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for exciting professions and careers. The university consists of four academic colleges - the College of Arts & Sciences, Dauch College of Business & Economics, Schar College of Education and Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences - as well as Ashland Theological Seminary.

Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been an AU core value for many years and characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others.

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