Adjunct, Holistic Clinical Mental Health/Rehabilitation Counseling

Salve Regina University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 3, 2023

Job Details

The Graduate Program in Clinical Counseling with specializations in Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling is creating a pool of eligible adjunct faculty for graduate teaching assignments online and on our Newport, Rhode Island campus. Courses will include Trauma-Informed Counseling, Working with Intimate Relationships in Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Assessment and Appraisal, Group Processing, Career Counseling, Substance Use in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling specific skill related courses (including basic skills, CBT, DBT, etc.), Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities, Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling, Research Methods, Professional Orientation and Ethics, Counseling Theories, Cultural Equity in Counseling, Theories of Counseling, etc.


Adjunct faculty are expected to:
  • Prepare and instruct classes assigned by the Graduate program director
  • Employ effective instructional methods to encourage student engagement, exploration, integration of assigned course material, class discussion, and professional ethics.
  • Include a pedagogy that supports competent discussions of and around the critical concerns of mercy (anti-racism, immigration, non-violence, women's issues, and the earth) and how they impact clients and the work we do with them as counselors
  • Supports integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion into curricular experiences to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge and awareness
  • Hold class meetings in person on the Newport, RI campus or online (Zoom) or in person depending on the format of the class assigned (adjuncts will have options)
  • Use Canvas for interacting with students (grading, feedback, etc.)
  • Provide relevant and timely feedback and grades on submitted student work, including participation.
  • Work collaboratively with other instructors and the Graduate Program Director
  • Provide a course syllabus at the start of the semester to students and the Graduate program director (we have full and partial syllabi created)
  • Be available to meet with students if needed
  • Use Salve email to send and receive official email correspondence
  • Engage in professional activities to maintain licensure and/or compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies related to the faculty's respective program
  • Commitment to graduate and/or professional education and student success
  • Evaluate student achievement and development of clinical skills (when needed)
  • Assist in evaluating clinical sites and/or making recommendations about engaging in a new or renewed affiliation agreement with a particular clinical agency or practice (clinical course only)
  • Demonstrated commitment and contributions to an anti-racist working and learning environment

  • Minimum requirement is a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and/or Rehabilitation Counseling or a related discipline, along with professional and/or teaching experience.
  • Highly qualified and motivated instructor for a graduate counseling curriculum
  • Candidates should be able to communicate effectively, use technology and learning management systems (e.g., Canvas) effectively in teaching and learning, and work collaboratively with other department members.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.



From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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