• Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Posted: 08/06/2023

    Rhode Island College invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This is a full-time, academic year, continuing tenure-track position.

    Join a vibrant faculty and growing graduate student population in the MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Rhode Island College (RIC). RIC was established in 1854 as Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education and as a regional comprehensive public college we serve approximately 5,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools. Recently designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), RIC proudly serves a diverse student body at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our broader community, the city of Providence, provides a vibrant backdrop with access to unique urban amenities and experiences.

    The MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (https://www.ric.edu/department-directory/department-counseling-educational-leadership-and-school-psychology/ms-clinical-mental-health-counseling), situated within the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership & School Psychology, provides the academic requirements that prepare students to become licensed mental health counselors. Through a rigorous curriculum and supervised clinical practice, students learn to provide assessment, therapy, consultation, and prevention-oriented services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families and groups in a variety of mental health and community settings. The program consists of seven faculty members, with diverse areas of expertise and a commitment to practice-based learning and teaching evidence-based and culturally responsive practices. In 2016, the program was the first in Rhode Island to achieve CACREP accreditation (receiving the maximum eight years accreditation) and is expecting a site visit in spring 2024. Between the MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and the CGS Advanced Counseling Program, we prepare the largest number of LMHCs in the state.

    Full-time tenure track faculty hold 9-month annual commitment (August to May) with summer as an optional (May to August) teaching opportunities. All courses are offered primarily as in person synchronous meetings with some asynchronous, hybrid, and online modalities. Courses are offered in the evenings during 16-week fall and spring semesters and two six-week summer sessions (optional to teach summer for additional compensation). See https://www.ric.edu/department-directory/division-administration-finance/office-human-resources/job-seekers for descriptions of generous benefits packages that tenure-track, full-time faculty receive.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Earned doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program by June 2024; or employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013; or earned doctorate in Counseling-related field. Priority will be given the doctorates in Counselor Education and Supervision.
    • Demonstrated evidence of the ability to teach courses across the CACREP curriculum, including content courses and/or practicum and internship;
    • Demonstrated evidence of ability to provide supervision to students working in diverse clinical mental health settings;
    • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of counseling by teaching, mentoring, research, clinical practice, and/or advocacy
    Preferred qualifications:
    • Demonstrated experience providing counseling services to diverse populations;
    • Experience with program evaluation and assessment;
    • Licensure (or licensure eligible) as a licensed mental health counselor in Rhode Island;
    • Candidates who identify as members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Bilingual
    Proposed starting salary: Baseline: $61,353- Minimum for terminal degree: $64,300

    Application deadline: Open Until Filled

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