University of St. Thomas – Houston

School of Education and Human Services

Director – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) graduate program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, announces one full-time (10-month) Director and assistant professor position. The position is not currently a tenure track position but tenure track opportunities may become available. Start date for the position to be January 1, 2019 is preferred. 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 will seek CACREP accreditation in 2019. 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 6 graduate-level courses per year (usually 3 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
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
Applicants must provide a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; philosophy of teaching; research proposal involving graduate students; official transcripts, three professional references, and a substantive reflection on their expertise as an expression of Catholic mission.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.