Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, College of Health Professions|
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, College of Health Professions
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) seeks a visionary and transformative leader to be the next Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in the College of Health Professions. The successful candidate will grow a strong and diverse Department by anticipating the changes in rehabilitation and mental health counseling and providing the tools needed to succeed in a dynamic environment. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling has a strong, 65-year legacy and is a premiere Department geared toward creating the most qualified counseling professionals who will support the equity, inclusion and wellbeing of individuals with diverse lived experience to include disability, chronic illness, and substance use.
The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling sits within the College of Health Professions (CHP). CHP recently marked its 50th anniversary with the opening of a state-of-the-art 154,000 square feet, eight level, LEED Silver certified building. The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling offers a 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-masters certificate in professional counseling. The program is dually accredited by CACREP in rehabilitation and mental health counseling.
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health Professions, the next Chair will foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity in one of the top programs in the country. The Chair will champion innovation at every turn. The next Chair will be charged with facilitating enrollment, recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented faculty and staff, and engaging with a large alumni base. The Chair will be in a strong position to facilitate collaborations and partnerships within the College of Health Professions, as well as in the community, to provide new opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
Candidates must have a terminal degree from an accredited institution and demonstrated expertise in rehabilitation and mental health counseling and hold the CRC credential or obtain the CRC within one year of hire. Interested candidates should have Leadership knowledge, experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching. 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. Experience or high potential for effectively and inclusively educating and mentoring students from under-represented minority and/or historically marginalized communities. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to Alena Hampton (email@example.com), Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Chair of the Search Committee. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and applications, which should include a CV, a letter of interest, and statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://provost.vcu.edu/faculty/prospective/) should be submitted electronically to E-Jobs (https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102855). The deadline to apply is February 20, 2021.
VCU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.