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Assistant Professor, Counselor Education

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on October 20, 2019

Job Description

The Virginia Tech School of Education is seeking a colleague to join us in the Counselor Education Program to contribute to our vision of preparing professional counselors and leaders in the counseling field. We invite applications for an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education position, in our CACREP-accredited program, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with opportunities for summer session employment. Candidates must demonstrate a strong potential for scholarly productivity, as the successful candidate will be expected to develop and conduct research resulting in publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The successful candidate will be responsible for instruction, clinical supervision, and advising of master's and doctoral students. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year (typically a two/two teaching load). The master's degree program includes School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks and is located at our Roanoke Center. Roanoke,VA is approximately 45 minutes from the main campus in Blacksburg, where the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision is located. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a candidate who identifies with the American Counseling Association and abides by the ACA Code of Ethics and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community ( In addition, a doctorate in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or core faculty eligibility is required at the time of appointment (August 2020). A clearly articulated research agenda and demonstrated potential for significant scholarly publication is required. Experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations is required. Occasional travel to national conferences is required. A criminal background check is required for the successful candidate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in seeking and/or securing external funding to support research and programming is preferred. Experience with teaching and with clinical supervision is preferred. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have experience as a professional school counselor.

Review Date

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2019

Additional Information

Applications must be submitted electronically at Attach to the electronic application a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, three letters of references who can speak to your qualifications for the position, and a research statement that describes your research agenda, any published work, and any work in progress that demonstrates your research productivity.

Questions may be directed to Gerard Lawson, Search Committee Chair at

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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