Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The faculty of the Master of Arts in Counseling program in the College of Professional Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University invites applications for an open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) tenure-track position specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling starting in Spring, Summer or Fall, 2021.

Company Description

On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive Hispanic Serving Institution in the heart of San Antonio, Texas with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

Our OLLU community is called to transform individuals as they discover their purpose in life and to live in our daily lives the values of community, integrity, trust and service. We are dedicated to serving Hispanic communities as well as supporting Hispanic students and first-generation college students. OLLU attracts the largest percentage of Hispanic undergraduates of any private university in the nation per capita and is fourth among universities overall -- public or private (U.S News and World Report, 2020 Best Colleges). OLLU ranks No. 49 nationally for the social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News and World Report, 2020 Best Colleges). OLLU was elevated to the national category by U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News and World Report, 2020 Best Colleges). It moved up from Tier 1 of Regional Universities - West (U.S. News and World Report, 2019 Best Colleges) due to the growth of OLLU's doctoral programs.  OLLU is ranked second among San Antonio universities for alumni giving rate, and 76th nationally (U.S. News and World Report, 2020 Best Colleges). 

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and three doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies.

OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.

The counseling program enjoys strong administrative support towards meeting the needs of our students as they develop their professional identities as counselors who are prepared to work with clients from diverse backgrounds. Our counseling program is ranked No. 19 on College Choice of Best Online Master's in Educational Counseling, No. 6 Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2017–2018 by, No. 86 in Regional Universities West by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Colleges Rankings and No. 4 in Texas among Private Regional Universities  for the least amount of debt for graduates by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Colleges Rankings.

We are a small program of 4 core faculty that is experiencing rapid growth in all three specializations (CMH, SC, and CRC), but especially within the CMH specialization. We are very excited about adding another professional to our supportive and cohesive team. We are looking for a colleague who wants to contribute to our continued growth and momentum towards seeking initial CACREP accreditation. There will be many opportunities for the selected candidate to collaboratively identify priorities and objectives, influencing the direction of the program’s development and purpose. In addition to LPC licensure, special consideration will be given to applicants who are also certified as Texas School Counselors. Because of our goal of serving and supporting Hispanic and 1st generation students and communities, bilingual (Spanish-English) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Job Description

We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated counselor educator who wants to become an active member of our team. OLLUs counseling program is 100% on line. Although it is preferable for the new faculty member to be available to regularly participate on campus, this position could possibly be held by a remote individual who is available for on-line conferences and consultation. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach on-line graduate courses in the program
  • Refine and develop the curricula for the Clinical Mental Health specialization
  • Develop or monitor the development of on line courses for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization
  • Supervise practicum and internship students
  • Fulfill service responsibilities to the counseling program, Education Department, College of Professional Studies, OLLU, and the community
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues in the Department and with community partners
  • Contribute to the counseling profession through professional presentations and professional scholarship.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Licensed as a LPC in the candidate’s respective state
  • Professional identity as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor demonstrated through professional memberships, licenses, certificates, professional development, renewal activities, professional service, advocacy, and research or scholarly activity
  • Graduate level teaching experience, preferably in Counselor Education Programs
  • Experience providing clinical supervision
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and social justice
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience working with Hispanic students or 1st generation students
  • A minimum of three years work experience as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) with an interest in developing bilingual counseling courses
  • Texas School Counseling certification
  • Experience with on-line teaching, especially in partnership with Wiley
  • Experience with CACREP self-study and accreditation process
  • Experience developing new programs or specializations
  • Because community is an important value for OLLU, ability to maintain a physical presence on the San Antonio campus is preferred, but not required

Additional Information

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EEO.  Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

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For questions about the position contact: Dr. Michelle Holcomb, Search Committee Chair,