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Lecturer, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

Job Details

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:


The Salve Regina University Counseling Education Program seeks applications from Counselor Educators with expertise in Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This full-time faculty member would primarily teach online clinical rehabilitation counseling specialization courses, with opportunities to teach online and in-person classes cross-listed with the Mental Health Counseling specialization. We seek qualified applicants with strong professional counseling and rehabilitation counseling identities who are excited about providing education in an environment that aligns with our mission and philosophy, highlighting the importance of justice, equity, and mercy in effective education. Salve Regina offers a 60-credit Counseling Program with two counseling tracks: an online Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track and an in-person Clinical Mental Health Counseling track with a focus on holism.

Program faculty believe in education that incorporates holistic perspectives and systemic understanding, including justice, equity, and multiculturalism within counselor education best practices. We strive to ensure that all faculty engage effectively with important philosophies/discourses that support an anti-racist and equity-based perspective. We have strong collegial relationships and thrive in a collaborative environment. We appreciate and respect each other within and outside of academia and look forward to welcoming someone to our team.

  • Maintaining a full-time course load (4 courses/4 courses) during the 9-month academic contract year, with opportunities for summer teaching if desired. This faculty member will predominantly teach in the Rehabilitation Counseling specialization, with opportunities for teaching CACREP core classes based on the department's needs and the applicant's expertise.
  • Constructing and maintaining course content through the university learning management system (LMS)
  • Engaging in service both at the University level and in the counseling/counselor education professions
  • Advising and mentoring (primarily) clinical rehabilitation counseling students
  • Participating in continual professional development and the counselor education profession
  • Attending regular university, department, and program meetings to ensure a collaborative and cohesive work environment
  • Collaborate with the Program Counseling Director, Evaluation Coordinator, and the Clinical Coordinator
  • Perform other professional duties as requested by the Graduate Program Director
  • Develop scholarly work in the field of Rehabilitation or Mental Health Counseling


  • Earned doctorate (by start date) in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program
  • A Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or eligible to become certified
  • A teaching perspective that is grounded in rehabilitation and mental health counseling
  • Andragogy that integrates the University's Five Critical Concerns as they relate to mental health counseling (immigration, anti-racism, women and gender, non-violence, and the earth), equity, multiculturalism, holism, or systemic injustice
  • An ability to teach both online and in-person
  • The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working as a Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Evidence of counseling, supervision, and teaching experience in Counselor Education
  • Interest in clinical course(s) coordination responsibilities
  • Be a licensed mental health counselor or license eligible in Rhode Island or have the ability to transfer the license to Rhode Island within a year
  • A justice-centered perspective of Counselor Education
  • Work experience with underserved populations
  • Work experience with not-for-profit or grassroot organizations that prioritize racial equity.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents/information in your job application:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • List of references with contact information
  • Andragogy/Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • Justice and Equity Philosophy (1-2 pages)
Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify . ( Spanish )



 Salve Regina University

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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