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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Professional Counseling

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Professional Counseling
Job Posting Number 20180031FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department Conslng, Ldrship, Adlt Educ & Schl Psych
Position Description

Texas State University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor of Professional Counseling. This position will involve teaching, research, service and program support in a CACREP approved, master’s level Professional Counseling Program in Central Texas. Specific responsibilities will include teaching courses leading to certification/licensure in professional counseling and/or school counseling, maintaining an active and productive program of research, student advisement, and service to the program, department, university, and profession. The successful candidate will be headquartered on the main university campus in San Marcos and may teach courses at both the San Marcos main campus and at the Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is a student-centered Hispanic Serving Institution of nearly 39,000 students located along the beautiful San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas. Texas State’s Carnegie Classification is Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity. The university is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas National Research University Fund and to continue to elevate its national research profile.

Required Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of assistant professor: The successful candidate for this position at the rank of assistant professor will have an earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP program by employment date of Fall 2018; a record of, or the demonstration of the potential for, research and publication at the national and/or international levels; and be licensed, or eligible for licensure, as a Professional Counselor (LPC or LMFT) in the State of Texas. This position will be expected to teach core courses in our CACREP program, with a particular focus on teaching play therapy, child and adolescent counseling, and other clinical courses as needed.

For appointment at the rank of associate professor: The successful candidate for this position at the rank of associate professor will have an earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP program; a documented record of research and publication productivity at the national and/or international levels; a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and service; and be licensed, or eligible for licensure, as a Professional Counselor (LPC or LMFT) in the State of Texas. This position will be expected to teach core courses in our CACREP program, with a particular focus on teaching Play Therapy, Child and Adolescent Counseling, and other clinical courses as needed.

The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards, inclusive of a recommendation by the department Personnel Committee.

Preferred Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of assistant professor: Preferred qualifications include experience teaching core courses in a CACREP accredited program (such as career counseling, research methods, theory, and assessment); experience providing clinical supervision in an academic setting; and designation as RPT-S or eligible.

For appointment at the rank of associate rprofessor: Preferred qualifications include experience teaching core courses in a CACREP accredited program (such as career counseling, research methods, theory, and assessment); experience providing clinical supervision in an academic setting; designation as RPT-S or eligible; and successful experience with external funding.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20223. To apply, submit 1) a letter of interest that specifically addresses the qualifications and responsibilities noted in this posting, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information of five references, and 4) no more than three reprints of recent publications.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities. The Search Committee Chair is Dr. Eric Schmidt.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 11/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices

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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
  3. Examples of Recent Publications
  4. Examples of Recent Publications #2
  5. Examples of Recent Publications #3