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Asst Professor of Practice

Instructional / Teaching Faculty


Asst Professor of Practice

  • 522051
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • School of Education
  • Instructional / Teaching Faculty
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice (Clinical Coordinator) – Virginia Tech Counselor Education Program

Position Summary       

The Virginia Tech School of Education is seeking a colleague to join the Counselor Education Program who will contribute to our vision of preparing professional counselors and leaders in the counseling field.  We invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure track) position on a 12-month appointment in our CACREP-accredited program. Primary responsibilities will include teaching clinical (e.g. Practicum and Internship) and content courses, providing clinical and administrative supervision, arranging placements for CMHC and School Counseling students, and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Counselor Education Clinic. Our long-term goals include expanding the offerings of the Counselor Education Clinic, which serves an important role in outreach with underserved communities and populations. The Clinical Coordinator will typically teach a 3:3 load, with an additional summer course.


The successful candidate will be responsible for instruction, clinical supervision, and advising of master’s and doctoral students. 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.


Virginia Tech is an inclusive community of knowledge, discovery, and creativity dedicated to improving the quality of life and the human condition within the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world. We are seeking a candidate who is a member of the American Counseling Association and abides by the ACA Code of Ethics and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community (https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/Programs/vtpoc0.html). In addition, a doctorate in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program at the time of appointment (preferred spring semester 2023 but negotiable). Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications           

  • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision, preferably from a CACREP accredited program, by the start date for the position;
  • Current licensure (or eligible for licensure) in Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor;
  • A clear and well-articulated counselor identity;
  • Experience teaching and providing clinical supervision to counselors-in-training;
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and,
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team.


Preferred Qualifications          

  • Ability to cultivate and develop community and/or school district partnerships;
  • Experience with the administration of a counselor education training clinic;
  • Familiarity with research and program evaluation practices;
  • Experience in seeking and/or securing external funding to support research and programming

Applications must be submitted electronically at www.jobs.vt.edu, job #522051. Please include the following with your electronic application: 1) a letter of application, which speaks to how you meet the position qualifications and addresses your approach to supervising and supporting counselors-in-training, 2) a current curriculum vitae and, 3) a list of three professional references who can speak to your qualifications for the position.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and posting will remain open until position is filled.


Employment is contingent upon submission of official university transcripts and a criminal background check. Occasional travel to national conferences is required.


Questions may be directed to Dr. Gerard Lawson, Search Committee Chair, at glawson@vt.edu.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.


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 military 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sherri Albert at salbert@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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