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Lecturer in Counseling (Non-Tenure Track, F0772A1)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 24, 2022
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The Department of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education and Professional Studies invites applications for a Lecturer in Counseling for a 10-month, non tenure-track position with a stipend for continued work as Clinical Coordinator during the summer. This Lecturer will have teaching responsibilities and be Clinical Coordinator of our field placement activities. The position is to begin July 25, 2023.


The person selected for the Lecturer position will typically teach M.S. Ed. or Ph.D. practicum and internship sections, skills courses, and/or supervision courses as well as other courses of interest and need. Secondarily, the Lecturer will be serving as the Clinical Coordinator for the Counseling program, which includes managing the field placement program for master’s and Ph.D. counseling students (school counseling and clinical mental health counseling). Participation in departmental, state, regional, and/or national service is encouraged. There is no expectation for research in this position but the college welcomes and encourages all instructional faculty to be involved in scholarly pursuits. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of  Counseling & Human Services.


A successful applicant for the Lecturer position must have:

  • A professional identity as a counselor educator and supervisor (e.g., specializing in clinical mental health counseling and/or school counseling)
  • A demonstrated commitment to inclusive diversity and equity
  • A CACREP accredited doctorate in Counselor Education by August 31, 2023 (or have a non-CACREP doctorate in Counselor Education or a closely related field and at least one year of counselor education experience prior to 2013)
  • The Virginia LPC credential or the ability to secure the Virginia LPC within 24 months of the date the contract begins


In addition, preferred qualifications include:

  • Graduate level teaching experience in counseling or a related field
  • The ability to effectively integrate technology in the instructional and administrative processes
  • Effective communication, collaboration, organization, and leadership skills
  • The ability to provide clinical supervision, support supervisee development, assess deficits and strengths, and enact professional development plans in support of gatekeeping efforts
  • The ability to implement CACREP-standards related to Practicum and Internship
  • One or more years of post-license full-time clinical experience
  • Experience ensuring adherence to state and federal and related guidelines governing medical and counseling records
  • Eligibility to supervise counseling residents in Virginia


The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is dedicated to engaging in intentional and ongoing efforts to create a culturally sustaining climate that is committed to equity, inclusivity, and diversity. We are devoted to fostering a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in uncovering and addressing systemic barriers, promoting an inclusive and equitable community, and supporting social justice in our programs and in the professional disciplines for which we prepare our students. Such dedication includes aligning our efforts with the university’s strategic plan, evaluating our progress, and adjusting our efforts to meet our evolving goals. The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies strives to build a culture of inclusivity which helps our faculty and students thrive in scholarship, knowledge generation and community engagement. We believe these efforts will assist our university in meeting the needs of a rapidly changing world and our success depends upon the robust exchange of ideas across cultures.

The Department of Counseling and Human Services

The Counseling program is a part of the Department of Counseling and Human Services.  The counseling program offers M.S. Ed, Ed.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Counseling while the human services program offers a B.S. degree in Human Services. Additional information about the department may be found at

The Darden College of Education & Professional Studies’ Mission Statement

The Darden College of Education & Professional Studies is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service. The College strives to meet the needs of the community while maintaining national and international prominence. It is dedicated to preparing distinguished professionals who become leaders in their fields. The College fulfills its mission through its undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of education, counseling and human services, exercise science, sports management, recreation, training, fashion, speech-language disorders, instructional and occupational technology, as well as through its many continuing education activities.

More information about the college may be found at

Institutional Context

Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 24,000, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full-time equivalent diverse and multicultural faculty of over 840. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through its leadership preparation programs, innovative research, service, and community engagement.

The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered online, at Higher Education Centers in the region, and at Distant-Learning sites across the state and nation. The University offers joint programs with Eastern Virginia Medical School and is home to several nationally recognized Research Institutes and Centers of Excellence, including: the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics; the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center; the Center for Educational Partnerships; and the Center for Accelerator Science collaboration with the Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their cover letter addressing how their qualifications meet the position requirements, their CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for 3 references through the online application form: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information concerning the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Tim Grothaus at

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ+, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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