About the Job
Colorado Christian University is a teaching institution that
emphasizes exceptional faculty teaching and achievement of student
learning outcomes, within the framework of spiritual formation, as
the highest priority. Affiliate faculty for the Master of Arts in
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program are highly qualified
professionals with an earned doctorate in counselor education, from
a CACREP-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and
experience as a licensed professional counselor. They are able to
integrate their Christian faith in the classroom to disciple the
next generation of Christian leaders in the professional counseling
The primary role of the affiliate faculty is teaching which
focuses on instruction, assessment of student learning outcomes,
and program evaluation. Most courses are offered in an accelerated
format with synchronous and asynchronous components. Core courses
are taught using blended formats designed for adult learners. The
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a
This is not a full time position.
An Affiliate Faculty position (often called Adjunct Faculty in
higher education) with CCU can be for either our College of Adult
and Graduate Studies (CAGS) or College of Undergraduate Studies
This is an opening for CAGS, which typically offers classes in
an online environment using our Learning Management System
(Blackboard). Some CAGS classes are in-seat at a center in the
state of Colorado; however, the trend in most programs is for the
majority of students to attend online. Most classes meet for five
weeks, however some classes are offered in 7, 9, and 10 week
Upon submitting a resume and application, those candidates who
are selected for the next steps are offered the opportunity to
complete a one-way video interview. This video interview is
reviewed by the Human Resources department and then sent to the
appropriate dean for further review. Each dean has a review and
selection process, which may include in-person interviews or
evaluations. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of the
Those who are selected join the CAGS Affiliate Faculty pool and
are vetted to teach courses based on their qualifications and
relevant experience. Offers for courses are determined based on
student enrollment and on how many other faculty are in their
respective area of expertise.
Affiliates are expected to learn about CCU and its policies
through the University's Faculty Development team where each
Affiliate Faculty member is asked to complete a series of badges to
show they have completed the training required to teach at CCU.
Affiliates must complete the required badge training to remain in
the teaching pool.
All affiliates are paid on a per-class contract basis and are
classified as affiliate employees of CCU; affiliates are not
considered regular part-time employees. This does afford each
affiliate the option to participate in the 403(b) plan, but
affiliate faculty are not eligible for any matching contribution
and are not eligible for other CCU benefits.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational
Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region,
delivering world class education to thousands of students. The
fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood,
Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU's motto
is--grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: "And the Word
became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming
students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of
God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with
an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics,
spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision
graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high
ethical and professional standards, embody the character and
compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby
are prepared to impact the world in their callings.
CCU embraces an educational model that was present at the
foundation of many of the great western and American universities.
It is made up of three pillars-competence, character and
Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of
those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually
undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical
educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our
A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked
in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for
its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been
named one of the five fastest-growing master's granting
universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional
and adult students through its two colleges--the College of
Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies.
More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus,
in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
* Faith friendly: CCU's culture is unique to higher education.
Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy
Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact
our culture in support of Christian values? * Convictionally
Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to
Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God's Word. * Live out your
calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can
invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and
teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they
deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. * Equip students for
kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their
callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership
in the church, business, government, education, and other
professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic
We're looking for candidates who have:
* A doctorate degree in a counseling related field required. *
3-5 years of successful higher education teaching experience
preferred. * Appropriate certification and/or licensure may be
required to teach some courses. * Proficiency in technology and are
able to use a learning management system (Blackboard). Microsoft
Office software use is required. * Knowledge of adult learning
theory and effective teaching and learning in various formats is
preferred. Ability to integrate personal faith in Christ and
related topic with classroom learning is required. * Engage with
students through course resources (i.e., Zoom, faculty videos,
online faculty office hours, etc.). * A passion for higher
education and are dedicated to student success. * Outstanding oral
and written communication skills.
Key Job Duties
* Contribute to CCU's mission: Christ-centered higher education
transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Affiliate Faculty contribute to the University's mission by
enhancing and advancing exemplary academics, spiritual growth, and
engagement with the world. * Follow all CCU course policies and
meet expectations according to established faculty guidelines and
the respective faculty manuals. * Communicate with students and
ATA's (as assigned) in a timely manner utilizing learning
technology. * Commitment to the integration of Christian faith and
learning in all courses. * Adhere to professional standards as
established by state governing bodies and the ACA Code of Ethics. *
Utilize Blackboard learning platform and other technological
resources to enhance the learning experience of students as
required. Faculty proactively seek out resources and collaborate
with CAGS Faculty Development in learning how to effectively use
these instructional assets. * Teach and lead course content and
course activities, utilizing ATA's (as assigned). * Access
Blackboard course shell one month before the course is scheduled to
begin. Faculty prepare course per faculty expectations. * Complete
grading in accordance with provided rubrics, faculty guidelines,
and faculty manual. Submit final grades for assignments and course.
Utilize and collaborate with ATA's (as assigned) for preliminary
grading. Grading in accordance with faculty guidelines and CAGS
Faculty Manual. * Communicate promptly with appropriate parties,
per training, if faced with any difficulties.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to
walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak
with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
You may be required to work occasional irregular hours, including
some nights and weekends.
Affiliate Faculty pay is $1,200 - $1,800 per class for
undergraduate classes. Graduate level classes are paid at $1,000
per credit hour. If the University decides the course will be
delivered, total payment will be for seven (7) or more students.
Classes with 3 - 6 students will be paid a total payment of 6/7th
of a contract and classes with one or two students will be paid
$300 per student.