Assistant or Associate Professor of School Counseling

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


FLSA Status



Earliest Start Date

January 1, 2021



Commensurate with experience


Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department

Psychology and Counseling


Required Application Materials


A single PDF or Word document containing:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter addressing teaching and research interests, professional experience, and strengths relative to the qualifications and responsibilities cited below
  • At least three (3) original letters of recommendation
  • Teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching preparedness (including copies of recent teaching evaluations, if applicable)
  • Copies of three (3) recent scholarly products
  • Copies of all academic transcripts


Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.


Job Description

The Department of Psychology and Counseling at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for an Assistant or Associate-level professor of School Counseling to start in the Spring of 2021. This is a full time, tenure-track position with a nine-month academic-year appointment in the school counseling program in the Department of Psychology and Counseling within the College of Education and Psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler. The School Counseling program at the University of Texas at Tyler is an online, 48-hour Master of Arts degree that is designed to align with the Texas School Counselor standards and the American School Counselor Association guidelines. Students who graduate with a degree from our program meet the coursework requirements for school counselor certification set by the Texas State Board of Educator Certification.


Essential Functions

  • Pursuing an active scholarly research agenda
  • Teaching graduate courses in Counseling and school counseling
  • Supervising school counseling students in their internship and practicum coursework
  • Serving as the coordinator of the school counseling graduate program.
  • The faculty will also have opportunities to work and collaborate with our CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when desired.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned a doctorate in counselor education (preference given to applicants with a degree earned from a CACREP-accredited program) by August 2021 (we will review and consider candidates who are ABD)
  • Professional experience and research expertise in school counseling and supervision in school settings (strong preference will be given to applicants with experience in Texas schools)
  • Evidence of university teaching and research activity appropriate for an assistant/associate professor candidate.
  • Have the demonstrated ability to conduct a focused and sustained program of research and scholarship, and experience teaching graduate students in online and/or face-to-face settings.
  • Have an active school counselor certification/license or be certification/license eligible.


Other Information

  • Screening of applicants will begin 10/1/2020 date and continue until the position is filled. We would like this new faculty member to join our faculty as soon as possible, January 1, 2021, at the earliest.
  • Applicants selected to fill the position must be able to present documentation of the right to work in the United States.
  • This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
  • The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply for this position.
  • For more information about the Psychology and Counseling Department visit our website at


Working Conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Exposure to standard office conditions.
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking, and Bending.


About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs as an institution of the renowned University of Texas System. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences houses the Department of Health and Kinesiology and the School of Nursing. 

The University is a public Level 5 doctoral institution that enrolls over 10,000 students, including nearly 4000 (40%) ethnic minority students. The department has a vibrant undergraduate program as well as graduate master’s degree programs in Clinical Mental

Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and School Counseling.

UT Tyler is situated 100 miles east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex amidst the beautiful lakes and woods of East Texas, is an economically strong and rapidly growing community. With a population of 100,000, Tyler is the regional center for the arts, medical care, finance, and higher education.

The University contributes to the strong healthcare industry in Tyler through its College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, and its partnerships with sister institutions UT Health Northeast and UT Health East Texas, as well as CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis and Baylor Scott and White Texas Spine and Joint Hospital.


Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.