Website Virginia Commonwealth University - Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
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
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 prioritizes 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-master’s certificate in professional counseling.
● Earned doctorate in Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, or a closely related
● 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.
● Record of effective teaching, supervision, and professional activity; including both
clinical and didactic courses. Potential to teach in multiple formats (face to face, hybrid,
● Prior experience supervising master’s level counseling trainees or credentialed/licensed
as a counselor supervisor
● Direct experience in mental health counseling, substance use, and/or rehabilitation
● Excellent communication, collaboration, organization, and interpersonal skills
Candidates who apply by the priority deadline of August 20, 2021 will be considered first. If
interested, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement (under the “other
documents” section), and the names and contact information of three professional references
via VCU eJobs at http://www.vcujobs.com. Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to
Courtney Holmes (email@example.com), Associate Professor and Chair of the Search
Committee. All replies will be held in strict confidence.
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 activities 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 affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, or disability.
To apply for this job please visit www.vcujobs.com.