Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic university committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMCH) Graduate program at the University of St. Thomas is currently seeking to fill one full-time, non-tenure track (10-month) faculty position. Start date for the position is August 2024.

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 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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by CACREP.

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.


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

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.
Applicants MUST provide:

Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position.
Curriculum vitae (CV).
Philosophy of teaching
Research proposal involving graduate students.
Official transcripts
Three professional references
A statement concerning alignment to the mission of Catholic higher education in light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Applications will be reviewed starting in April 2024.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to hiring faculty who can help it not only fulfill its integrated mission – the formation of the whole person for flourishing in this life and the next – but also advance it in new ways. The University’s Catholic identity is the center of this mission, a Catholicism expressed for our own age by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Pope St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae. The University asks all candidates applying for this position to consider these documents to ensure their professional goals and practices can align with them. While applicants need not be Catholic, they must be able to support the University as it seeks to be faithful to and embody the riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The University of St. Thomas is An Equal Opportunity Employer


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