Assistant or Associate Professor - Counseling

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Assistant or Associate Professor - Counseling

  • 499050
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Sep 15 2023 at 16:00 CDT
  • College of Education

Application Deadline:

Open until filled

Position Details:

Full time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Counseling program at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for appointment as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/ tenured Associate Professor of Counseling to begin in August 2024. The successful candidate will teach and advise students in the clinical mental health counseling specialization both at the master's and doctoral levels. TCU strives toward inclusive excellence and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate for this position will have strong potential for or a demonstrated track record of research excellence focused broadly on counselor development, multicultural counseling, and clinical mental health counseling outcomes. We are especially interested in scholars pursuing research impact in the following exemplar areas: community mental health partnerships, LGBTQI+ clients, trauma, and racialized communities of color, particularly Latinx youth and families. We expect the successful candidate will have potential for or a strong record of securing external grants to support their program of research, at the level necessary to ensure the impact of their work.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include teaching, research/scholarship, advising, professional development, and service commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will align all coursework to CACREP standards. The successful candidate will:
● Teach counseling masters and doctoral level courses, potentially including research, counseling diverse populations, abnormal behavior, assessment, legal and ethical issues, and/or other content as needed.
● Coordinate doctoral program and manage CACREP accreditation status
● Advise and mentor masters and doctoral level students, including serving on orals/comprehensive examination and dissertation committees.
● Maintain a robust line of research and publication,
• Have the potential for or a strong record of securing external grants to support their program of research
● Collaborate with counseling faculty on student recruitment, assessment, and retention; program evaluation; and issues related to the community counseling clinic.
● Provide service to the college, university, and counseling-related professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:
● 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 appointment date.
● Eligible for LPC in Texas.
● Demonstrated ability to teach courses across the CACREP curriculum
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, service, and/or research

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience teaching doctoral-level classes
● Three or more years of clinical experience in mental health or school counseling
● Experience with program coordination and CACREP accreditation process
● Supervision credentials (i.e., LPC-S in Texas, NBCC Approved Clinical Supervisor)
● Experience securing external funding and grant writing.
● Eligible for licensure as a Certified School Counselor (CSC) in Texas
● Scholarship and experience working with racialized communities of color, particularly Latinx youth, families, and communities.

Department Details:

The Counseling program is grounded in a postmodern approach, emphasizing strengths and resiliencies rather than exploring pathology. This approach reflects our belief in the resources that clients bring to counseling. The Counseling program is housed in the Department of Counseling, Societal Change, and Inquiry. Programs in this department engage students looking to positively impact society in several ways, including addressing mental health through counseling, investigating the relationships between curriculum in schools and society, and working with youth in organizations connected to education.

School/College Description:

TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors, leaders, and youth advocates. The college offers both B.S. and B.S.E. degrees at the undergraduate level, as well as five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many of which are nationally recognized. Programs include eighteen content area pathways to teacher certification in K-12 education along with programs and/or concentrations in youth advocacy, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education, mathematics education, language and literacy education, and special education. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences with our centers, institutes, programs, and community partners.

University & Fort Worth Description:


Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at You may search for this position by entering the 6-digit requisition number located above or by entering the title in the search field. Complete the application, which consists of personal contact information, three references and their contact information, and a voluntary survey. Then, upload 1) a letter of application that addresses required qualifications, 2) full CV, 3) one-page statement addressing how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at TCU and 4) a statement of teaching philosophy. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later time in the process from your three references. Your references will receive an email from TCU asking them to upload their LOR on your behalf.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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