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Position Title
Psychologist / Counselor

Virginia Military Institute

Center for Cadet Counseling

Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Position Description
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is accepting applications for a 12-month continuing Psychologist/Counselor position that provides short-term individual and crisis counseling, intake and psychological assessment, consultation services and outreach programming, assists with cadet peer counseling and peer health education program, involvement with national organizations, and assisting with cadet retention activities.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. VMI offers an excellent benefits package. The start date for the new employee will be July 1, 2013, but is negotiable.

The incumbent will wear a military uniform and observe military and VMI customs and courtesies; no military experience is required.

Minimum Qualifications
Successful candidate must (1) have a doctorate or masters degree in clinical or counseling psychology or closely related field and (2) be licensed or license eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employment is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Desired Qualifications
Previous training and experience in a college or university counseling center desirable. Preferred qualities of the candidate include: (1) well-developed counseling and crisis intervention skills, (2) a collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues, (3) the energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging caseload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships, (4) a self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, (5) excellent oral and written communication skills, and (6) licensure as a clinical psychologist or professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

University Description
Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is a four-year undergraduate college founded in 1839. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s system of higher education. Virginia Military Institute is the nation’s first state military college. Located in the Shenandoah Valley in historic Lexington, Virginia, the campus, referred to as "the Post," sits on 134 acres, 12 of which are designated as a National Historic District. It is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated and honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American Democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril.

Region Description
The Shenandoah Valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. The natural scenic beauty of the area is accompanied by a variety of recreational opportunities and historic sites. The Institute is located approximately three hours from Washington, D.C., and 2 hours from the Richmond metropolitan area.

Required Application Materials
Please include the state application (must be submitted online), a cover letter expressing your interest in and goodness of fit with the position, vita and three letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors or individuals familiar with your clinical skills and ability to work with a collaborative team (include contact information for references).

Application Deadline
Open until Filled

Starting Date
July 1, 2013 (negotiable)

Send Applications To:
LTC Sarah Jones, Psy.D.

Mailing Address
448 Institute Hill; 2nd Floor Post Infirmary
Lexington, VA  24482

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