University of St. Thomas
School of Education and Human Services

Faculty Position in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Full-Time Faculty Position

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, announces one full-time term (10-month) faculty position. Start date for the position August 15, 2021. We are seeking an individual who shares our vision for training highly competent and effective professional counselors who uphold the highest standards of the profession and sensitively engage the dialogue between faith and reason.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program prepares students to serve the community as licensed professional counselors (LPCs). Graduates of the Master of Science (M.S.) in CMHC meet the educational requirements of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (TSBEPC) for eligibility for LPC licensure. The M.S. in CMHC curriculum is also aligned with the national Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program standards established by CACREP, and the program is currently seeking CACREP accreditation.

The M.S. in CMHC program upholds the core values of the university and professional counseling, with a particular emphasis on the promotion of the highest standards of ethical, legal, and professional conduct; evidence-based clinical practice; social and cultural diversity; social justice and the dignity of all persons; and the ongoing dialogue between faith and reason. The program is poised for leadership in social justice advocacy in Houston, America’s most culturally diverse urban center. Further, the department fosters the growth of students, faculty, and staff, and faculty members receive supportive mentoring from senior faculty.

The position responsibilities include:

Teaching 8 graduate-level courses per year (usually 4 per semester)

Developing and carrying out a productive research agenda in clinical, supervision, or education issues in the professional counseling field

Serving on departmental, school, and university committees

Academic advising and mentoring of graduate students

Participation and leadership in the profession

Collection and dissemination of program information particular to accreditation


Applicants must:

Possess an earned doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision or a closely related field, preferably from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program

Be licensed or license-eligible as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas

Possess advanced clinical, supervision, and teaching skills

Demonstrate the potential for an active and productive program of research

Demonstrate emerging professional leadership skills in professional counseling and/or counselor education

Demonstrate support for a diverse array of worldviews and faith traditions

Demonstrate commitment to the Catholic Basilian mission of the University as expressed in UST’s Mission Statement and Ex Corde Ecclesiae.


Applications will be reviewed starting in mid-February 2021. To apply for this position, submit all of the following: a complete CV; statement concerning alignment to the mission of Catholic higher education in light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae; statement of teaching and research philosophy; and the names, addresses, and email addresses of three references.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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