Friday, October 4, 2013

Virginia Tech School of Education

Virginia Tech School of Education

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, VA. The position is for a tenure-track, academic year appointment with opportunities for summer school employment. Candidates must demonstrate a strong potential for scholarly productivity, as the successful candidate will be expected to develop and conduct a research agenda 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 master’s degree program includes both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks. Teaching at our Roanoke Center will be required; Roanoke is approximately 45 minutes from the main campus in Blacksburg.

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 from a CACREP accredited program is required at the time of appointment (August 10, 2014). Experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations is required. An identifiable research agenda and demonstrated ability to write for scholarly publications is required. Experience in seeking and/or securing external funding to support research and programming is preferred. Experience teaching with distance technology is preferred. Strong preference will be given to candidates who hold an LPC, and/or are eligible for licensure in Virginia, or who have experience as a professional school counselor. Professional post-master’s counseling experience is required.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start date: August 10, 2014
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013.

Applications must be submitted online at
. Search for Working Title: Counselor Education or Posting Number TR0130107. The application should include a cover letter outlining your qualifications, CV, three letters of reference, and a candidate statement.

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

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Gerard Lawson, Ph.D., LPC, ACS
Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Counselor Education Program Area Leader - Virginia Tech
School of Education/ELPS (MC 0302)
East Eggleston Hall, RM 310
Virginia Tech - 500 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061

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