PATC Program Director of Education and Assistant/Associate Professor - Patient Counseling

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Chief Purpose of this position:

The College of Health Professions Patient Counseling Department invites candidates to apply for the PATC Program Director of Education term faculty position.

Position Responsibilities

Education Duties
  • Teach students enrolled in the Master of Science and postbaccalaureate Graduate Certificate educational programs
  • Serve as academic advisor to all students enrolled in the Patient Counseling Department
  • Ensure, in collaboration with the department chair and faculty, all curricula and syllabi development
  • Oversee, as per university policy, admissions interviews, scholarship awards, student success, weekly education faculty meeting
  • Serve as coordinator of the required university academic review processes
  • Submit annual academic reports required by the Office of the Provost
  • Assist Chair in developing annual reports to the university and VCUHS
  • Co-lead with chair, in partnership with department faculty, new program and clinical site development
  • Serve one at least one university level or College of Health Professions committee
  • Conduct research and publish within area of expertise
  • Maintain membership and active involvement in professional organization(s)
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards of national certifying and accrediting bodies
  • Complete all required in-service and compliance training for VCU and VCUHS
  • Attend Faculty Meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
Leadership Responsibilities
  • Provide primary coordination of Patient Counseling educational program
  • Convene all program education meetings
  • Collaborate with the department chair to ensure coordination within the VCU and CHP strategic plans
  • Collaborate with the department chair in ensuring program accreditation is maintained
  • Collaborate with department ACPE educator(s) in engaging Professional Advisory Group (PAG)
  • Coordinate continuing educational programs
  • Represent Chair at committee meetings as needed
  • Attend university and college faculty meetings
  • Partner with department chair on department operations
  • Partner with department chair on department continuing education and curriculum revisions
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Five or more years of professional experience in the area of spiritual care
  • MDiv, seminary degree, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience or high potential for fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
  • Capacity to develop and adapt technology for educational and reporting purposes
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with and adapt other models of education, related to educational goals of the institution
    APC Board Certification
  • Two or more years of leadership experience in an education/teaching environment
  • Two or more years as a professional chaplain in a Level 1 Trauma and Teaching medical center
Preferred Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate, PhD or DMin
  • Fully Certified Educator (CE) by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
  • ACPE National Faculty
  • 2+ years’ experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated history of scholarship/research/publication
  • Leadership in national, regional, and state professional organizations through elected office or committee service
Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Ineligible
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: Patient Counseling, College of Health Professions

Salary: $100,000+ (commensurate with experience)

OPR Eligible: Yes

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Kelsey White
Contact Email:

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