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“Imagine the Possibilities: Reinventing Rehabilitation Counseling in the 21st Century”
Call for Proposals Open and Due October 29, 2017
March 14-16, 2018 | Anaheim, CA

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The NCRE Journal: Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education

Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education is a quarterly journal designed to bridge the gap between researchers, educators, and service providers. Copies of this journal are made available to all members. Please feel free to look at our online library for current or past issues going back to 2006.  Not a member? Learn about membership here.

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On behalf of Commission On Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), we are pleased to announce the distribution of CRC Certification: It Makes a Difference. This new video features eight CRCs who discuss the value and benefits of certification and the impact it has made in their careers. This video follows the release of The Art of Rehabilitation Counseling, which has had over 10,000 views on the CRCC YouTube channel.

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Northern Illinois University – Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling

Position Title: Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling Institution/Organization Name: Northern Illinois University Location: Dekalb, IL Posted Date: Monday, October 16, 2017, Open Until Filled Job Summary: This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling at Northern Illinois University. The chosen candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the graduate and undergraduate program, engaging in scholarly activities (e.g., research publications, presentations, grants), positively contributing in committee service within the university (i.e., program, department, college/university levels) and profession, and providing student advisement and mentoring. The rehabilitation counseling program faculty members are committed to undergraduate and graduate student success as well as overall program success. We are seeking faculty who can contribute to the success of the program and commit to achieving ambitious long and short term goals. Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate from an accredited institute in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Education, or closely related discipline by the time of appointment. Master’s degree from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited graduate program. Evidence of, or potential for, active and productive program of research. Evidence of, or potential for, university teaching excellence in rehabilitation counseling and related courses. Evidence of or potential to supervise clinical fieldwork and provide student advisement/mentoring. Earned Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential by the time of appointment. Eligibility for license as a professional counselor (LPC) in Illinois. Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with diverse populations. Evidence of or potential to build a career at NIU. Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Work-related experience providing rehabilitation services to people with disabilities beyond practicum and/or internship. Experience teaching graduate and/or...

Southern University – Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Rehabilitation Counseling, Tenure Track

Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Rehabilitation Counseling, Tenure Track Southern University is in Baton Rouge, the Capital City of Louisiana with a population of more than 500,000. Baton Rouge serves as a cultural, political, educational, and industrial center for South Louisiana. The Baton Rouge campus is located on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the city. The campus boasts a warm, student-friendly environment supported by faculty and staff committed to assisting students on their paths to success. The Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies offers an undergraduate degree program in Rehabilitation Services and a graduate degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling (on campus and online). The graduate program accredited by CACREP offers a 48-hour curriculum with specialization in Assistive Technology (AT) and/or Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (VEWA); and a 60-hour curriculum with specialization in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PR). Currently, the department has three Long Term Training and one VR Technical Assistant Center for Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC) Projects from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA); and two Field Initiated Research Projects from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Position: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Deadline: November 30, 2017 or until filled Job Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses on campus and online, supervise field experience and intern students, supervise student research, advise students, write grant proposals, secure external funding, and engage in scholarly research and publications. Qualifications Required: Ph.D. in Rehabilitation, CRC, experience in teaching on campus and online courses, experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services to consumers with disabilities, and proficiency in conducting research in rehabilitation. For the position of Associate Professor, applicants...

Emporia State University – Nine-Month, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Position Title: Nine-Month, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Institution: Emporia State University Location: Emporia, KS Posted Date: October 9, 2017 Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description A nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position is available in the CACREP- Accredited (2013-2020) Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling concentration in the Department of Counselor Education, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. The applicant will be expected to: • Demonstrate teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate classes, in the traditional classroom, in online course design and instruction, and in clinical supervision • Engage in scholarly activity such as publishing papers, making presentations, and obtaining grant funding • Participate in departmental, university, and professional service activities. Preferred qualifications include: • A completed doctorate from a CORE/CACREP-accredited program in rehabilitation counseling, counselor education, or a closely related field o Applicants who are ABD will be considered for this position • Recent experience teaching rehabilitation topics to graduates and/or undergraduates • Experience working professionally with persons with disabilities • Eligibility to meet requirements for both the CRC and Kansas LPC/LCPC credentials How to Apply Send letter of application, unofficial transcripts, vitae, and complete contact information for three professional references to Dr. Damara Paris, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Counselor Education, Campus Box 4036, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Cir., Emporia, KS 66801-5087, or, via email to dparis@emporia.edu. Phone: 620-342-5220; Fax: 620-341-6200. Application review will begin October 2, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Background check required. Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender,...

Southern University and A & M College – Research Associate

Position Title: Research Associate Institution: Southern University and A & M College Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Posted Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 Application Due Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Position Description Type: Full Time Job Description The Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (DRDS) at Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be hiring a Research Associate for the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center – Targeted Communities, a $2.5 million per year, multi-site, multi-partner national project providing intensive, on-site technical assistance (TA) to State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and local partners to help economically disadvantaged individuals in economically disadvantaged communities overcome systemic barriers to VR participation and employment outcomes. This project award is through September 2020. Under the general supervision of the project director (PD) and principal investigator (PI), and direct supervision of other senior level project staff (i.e. Project Manager), the research associate will work with the Southern University VRTAC-TC project to interact and coordinate activities with six additional partner institutions. The overall project consists of six (6) institutions of higher education (IHEs) and one (1) national organization. The prospective candidate will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of economically disadvantaged groups in executing goals, objectives and strategies to improve employment and quality of life outcomes for persons with disabilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Communicate research findings and best practices to project partners and other vocational rehabilitation related entities. • Work collaboratively with program manager (PM) in carrying out project tasks such as providing assistance with composing correspondence and developing standard forms for data collection and/or...

Mississippi State University – Assistant/Associate Research Professor – Rehabilitation/Disability Studies

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Research Professor – Rehabilitation/Disability Studies Institution: Mississippi State University Location: Starkville, MS Posted Date: August 31, 2017 Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time Salary: TBD Position Description The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Research Professor position. Mississippi State University is a land-grant institution designated as a “very high research activity university” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is located in Starkville, MS and has a student population of more than 20,000. The mission of the NRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic candidate to help us implement six funded research projects. Responsibilities of this position include using social science research techniques to design, organize, conduct, analyze, and disseminate applied research about people who are blind or visually impaired. Minimum qualifications for an Assistant/Associate Research Professor are: A terminal degree in psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, special education, social work, or a related field Evidence of research productivity Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills Expertise in data management, quantitative methodology, and statistical analyses Expertise using a variety of software, including spreadsheets and statistical packages Preferred qualifications are: At least one year of experience in a research setting Experience working with secondary datasets Experience with experimental designs/conducting experiments Ability to conduct analyses using a variety of statistical techniques Good publication record Experience in blindness research or service ABD applications will be considered, but the candidate must possess a PhD prior to employment start...

Auburn University – Assistant Research Professor (Non-Tenure Track)

Position Title: Assistant Research Professor (Non-Tenure Track) Institution: Auburn University Location: Auburn, AL Posted Date:  June 13, 2017 Application Due Date: Review of applications will begin October 31, 2017; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled. Position Description The Center for Disability Research and Policy Studies, a research unit within the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling in the College of Education at Auburn University is seeking to fill an opening for a non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor. The Center is in need of an Assistant Research Professor with academic credentials in rehabilitation, counseling, or related with a research focus on practices that facilitate individuals with significant disabilities accessing the primary labor market, achieving community integration, and living independently. The Assistant Research Professor’s position is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty assignment within the Auburn University research faculty family. The selected individual will have a one-year written employment contract, which may be renewed for future years based on need, availability of funding, and performance. The total term of employment will not exceed the period of available funding from contract and grant, generated income, or other designated funds. Minimum Qualifications (1) Earned doctorate (by start date) in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field (2) Evidence of ability to contribute to and maintain a record of research and scholarship (3) Strong qualitative and/or quantitative evaluation skills, including sample design, mixed method designs, data analysis and instrument development (4) Expertise in the use of statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as SPSS (5) Knowledge, skills, experience, abilities, and demonstrated leadership in disability issues, advocacy, policies, and best practices (6) Demonstrated...

Southern University – Baton Rouge – Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling

Southern University is in Baton Rouge, the Capital City of Louisiana with a population of more than 500,000 Baton Rouge serves as a cultural, political, educational, and industrial center for South Louisiana. The Baton Rouge campus is located on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the city of Baton Rouge. The campus encompasses 512 acres of beautiful moss-covered oaks, with an agricultural experimental station on an additional 312-acre site, located 5 miles north of the main campus. The campus boasts a warm, student-friendly environment supported by faculty and staff committed to assisting students on their paths to success. The Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies offers an undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Services and a graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (both on campus and online). The graduate program offers a 48 hour CORE accredited curriculum with specialization in Assistive Technology (AT) and Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (VEWA); and a 60 hour curriculum with specialization in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PR). The program is applying for CACREP accreditation for Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. Currently, the department has three Long Term Training Grants and one VR Technical Assistant Center for Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC) grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U.S. Department of Education; and two Field Initiated Research Projects from the National Institute on Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Status: Tenure Track Deadline: August 14, 2017 or until filled Job Responsibilities: Teach mostly undergraduate courses and graduate course (on campus and online) as needed, supervise field experience students, supervise student research, advise students, write grant proposals, engage in scholarly...