Associate or Assistant Professor, Clinical Rehab

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Category:: Academic / Faculty
Department:: Rehabilitation Counsel (Grad)
Locations:: Newport, RI
Posted:: Sep 28, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 153850

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:

The Salve Regina University Counseling Education Program is seeking applications from Counselor Educators with expertise in the realm of Rehabilitation Counseling. This tenure-track, full-time faculty member would primarily teach online rehabilitation counseling courses, with opportunities to teach in-person classes that are cross-listed with the Mental Health Counseling track. We are seeking qualified applicants who have a strong rehabilitation counseling identity, and who are excited about the prospect of providing education in an environment that aligns with our mission and philosophy, highlighting the importance of mercy and justice in effective education. Salve Regina offers both 60 credit programs in two counseling tracks: an online Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track and an in-person Clinical Mental Health Counseling track with a focus on holism. We currently offer an online 48 credit CACREP (formerly CORE) approved Rehabilitation Counseling program.

Program faculty believe in education that incorporates holistic perspectives and systemic understanding including justice, equity, and multiculturalism within counselor education best practices. We strive to ensure that all faculty engage effectively with important philosophies/discourses that support an anti-racist and equity-based perspective. We have strong collegial relationships and thrive in a collaborative environment. We appreciate and respect each other within and outside of academia and look forward to welcoming someone to our team.


  • Each full-time, tenure-track faculty member is required by the university and the program to engage with the following job tasks:
  • Maintaining a full-time course load (3 courses/4 courses) during the 9-month academic contract year, with opportunities for summer teaching if desired. This faculty member will be predominantly teaching in the Rehabilitation Counseling program, with opportunities for teaching CACREP core classes based on the needs of the department and the expertise of the applicant
  • Constructing and maintaining course content through the university learning management system (LMS)
  • Maintaining a cohesive research and scholarship agenda
  • Engaging in service both at the University level and in the counseling/ counselor education professions
  • Advising and mentoring clinical rehabilitation counseling students
  • Participating in continual professional development and active in the counselor education profession
  • Attending regular university, department, and program meetings to ensure a collaborative and cohesive work environment
  • Collaborate with the Graduate Counseling Director, Evaluation Coordinator, and the Clinical Coordinator
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Graduate Program Director
  • Develop scholarly work in the field of Rehabilitation or Mental Health Counseling


  • Earned doctorate (by start date) in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program
  • A specialization in rehabilitation counseling
  • Evidence of counseling, supervision, and teaching experience in Counselor Education
  • A teaching perspective that is grounded in rehabilitation and mental health counseling
  • Pedagogy that integrates the University's Five Critical Concerns as they related to mental health counseling (immigration, anti-racism, women's issues, non-violence, and the earth), equity, multiculturalism, holism, or systemic injustice
  • An ability to teach both online and in person
  • The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • A specialization in rehabilitation counseling (strongly preferred)
  • A Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or eligible to become certified
  • Experience working as a Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Be a licensed mental health counselor or license eligible in Rhode Island or have the ability to transfer the license to Rhode Island within a year
  • A justice-centered perspective of Counselor Education with a projected research agenda or established research line that centers working with diverse populations, specifically related to race
  • Work experience with underserved populations
  • Work experience with not-for-profit or grassroot organizations that prioritize racial equity

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

You will be required to submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • 2 Appropriate References
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Research and Scholarship Philosophy Statement.

Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.


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