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Assistant Professor, Counselor Education

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170143
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Position Summary:

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, anchored in Blacksburg, VA. 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 top-tier 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 is approximately 45 minutes from the main campus in Blacksburg. The position may include occasional travel to attend professional conferences.

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 2018). An identifiable research agenda and demonstrated ability to write for scholarly publications is required. Experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in seeking and/or securing external funding to support research and programming is preferred. Experience teaching and providing clinical supervision is preferred. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have experience as a professional school counselor. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Employment Conditions:
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Employment Comments:

This is an academic year, tenure-track faculty position. Questions may be directed to Laura Welfare, Search Committee Chair at

How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement outlining your research agenda, and contact information for 3-5 references. Materials must be submitted online at, refer to posting TR0170143 .

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: School of Education
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/04/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/31/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. List of References