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Assistant Professor of Counseling-Tenure track

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor of Counseling-Tenure track
  • Counseling
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Salary
  • Full Time

  • Assistant Professor

    Department of Counseling

    School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track or specialized (non-tenure track) position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling beginning August 2024. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

    The successful candidate will serve as a core faculty member, supervising and teaching courses in the Masters in Counseling (MAC) program. The MAC program comprises two CACREP-accredited specializations - clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) and marriage, couples, and family counseling (MCFC).

    St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

    For consideration,

    Required Qualifications:
    • An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in counselor education and supervision from a CACREP-accredited program. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete degree requirements by the appointment date (August 1, 2024).
    • University teaching experience in counseling.
    • Licensed or eligible for LPC and/or LMFT in Texas.
    • Experience supervising master's level counseling students.
    • Ability to teach courses across the CACREP curriculum.
    • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity in academia and social justice, fostering the university's global initiative and supporting strategic priorities.
    • Show evidence of sustained professional engagement through at least two of the following: (a) research and scholarly activity (required for tenure-track), (b) professional development and renewal activities related to counseling, (c) professional service and advocacy in counseling, (d) ongoing counseling practice

    Preferred Qualifications are:
    • An earned doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program.
    • Licensed or eligible as an LMFT in Texas.
    • Demonstration of a strong marriage and family counseling identity and the ability to teach in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling (MCFC) specialization.
    • Postdoctoral experience teaching in a CACREP-accredited program.
    • Membership and active involvement/leadership in professional counseling organizations.
    • Experience with technology and software platforms for facilitating digital clinical records and field management (i.e., Tevera, TherapyNotes, VALT).
    • Bilingual (Spanish-English).
    • An established record of peer-reviewed scholarly publications and presentations. (preferred qualification for tenure-track)
    • Experience working in a specialized area of clinical mental health counseling and/or marriage, couples, and family counseling (preferred qualification for non-tenure track)

    Essential Responsibilities Include:
    • Teach courses in the MAC program
    • Engage in professional development
    • Serve as faculty advisor to assigned students
    • Maintain strong professional counseling identity
    • Other duties as assigned

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

    Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


    Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy. In the cover letter, the applicant should indicate whether they are interested in a tenure-track or specialized (non-tenure-track) position. In addition, all applications must include a statement on how they would integrate the University's Holy Cross mission into their work. Your Mission Integration statement should be included as a separate document.

    Mission Integration Statement Prompt:

    St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, from which it acquired distinguishing characteristics that include the courage to take risks, an international perspective and the commitment to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. In support of the mission, the different backgrounds of St. Edward's students, faculty and staff enrich our community and represent a significant part of our culture and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. St. Edward's honors and respects all members of its community by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person and stresses the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world.

    While serving as a faculty member at St. Edward's University, how would your individual differences, life experiences and unique capabilities contribute to the mission as described above? Describe how your prior work aligns to the university's mission.

    Applicants should submit materials by 3/18/24 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


    The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences seeks to accomplish the university's mission by educating students to understand and think critically about human behavior, social institutions, world cultures, and social justice, enabling them to better relate to and serve their community and the world.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

    Commitment to the Holy Cross Mission St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #:J2024013

    Posted: 2/26/2024

    Available: 08/2024


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