Open Rank, Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Open Rank, Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
College of Health Professions
Virginia Commonwealth University

The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling invites applicants to apply for an open
rank, non-tenure track faculty counselor education position Applicants must have an earned
doctorate in Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, or a closely-related field which
meets Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
requirements for core faculty The proposed faculty hire date is September 25, 2021. This is a
nine-month, non-tenure track position primarily focused on teaching and service in a CACREP-accredited master's degree program in rehabilitation and mental health counseling. The open
rank professor position includes face-to-face, hybrid and online teaching in our master's-level
CACREP-accredited counseling program As a Term Faculty position is preferred, the candidate
will be expected to teach a 3-3 teaching load including advising A successful candidate will
demonstrate advanced skill and judgment for relatively independent decision-making and will
participate as an active team member related to course design and development. Additional
responsibilities may include participation in relevant department planning and oversight
including faculty and other administrative meetings, accreditation duties, clinical placement
issues, management of student success plans, and other service actives

Located in the heart of downtown Richmond, Virginia, VCU is a premier urban, public
research institution with an enrollment of more than 31,000 students within a culturally diverse
setting. Recently voted as the "best River Town in America" by Outside magazine, Richmond is a
vibrant, prosperous metropolitan area of approximately one million people within a short
driving distance from Washington, D.C., Virginia beach, and the blue Ridge Mountains. The
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling sits within the College of Health Professions (CHP).
CHP priorities the core value of individual dignity, and strives to promote a culture of diversity,
inclusivity, and equity in a supportive learning and work environment. Recently marking its 50th
anniversary, CHP opened a state-of-the-art 154,000 square feet, eight level, LEED Silver
certified building. The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling offers a CACREP-accredited
Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling that is ranked fourth in the
nation by U.S. News and World Report, and a post-masters certificate in professional

Minimum qualifications:

  • Earned in Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, or a closely related field
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional counselor in Virginia
  • Eligibility for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential, or willingness to
    achieve eligibility within a reasonable period of time
  • Experiential learning through lived experiences and/or professional service that inform
    worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status, to include race, age,
    ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student
    environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
  • Junior faculty members will be required to have an established research agenda and a
    clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression
    to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
  • Senior faculty members will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research
    portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding
    appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.

   Preferred qualification

  • Record of effective teaching, supervision, and professional activity; including both
    clinical and didactic courses Potential to teach in multiple formats (face to face, hybrid, online)
  • Prior experience supervising masters level counseling trainees or credentialed/licensed
    as a counselor supervisor
  • Direct experience in mental health counseling, substance use, and/or rehabilitation counseling
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, organization, and interpersonal skills

Please direct inquiries to Courtney Holmes (, Associate Professor and Chair
of the Search Committee. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and
applications, which should include 1) a CV, 2) a letter of interest that addresses the applicant's
qualifications, 3) the names and contact information for three references, and 4) statement of
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( )
should be submitted electronically to E-Jobs ( Candidates who apply
by the priority deadline of August 18, 2021 will be considered first. Salary is commensurate with experience.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center,
Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and
inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.
Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and
contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you
can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional
actives have or will contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading
in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered,
and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity;
teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally
underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university
providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, age, sex, political afflation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

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