Assistant Professor, Counselor Education (Tenure-Track) #443396

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Assistant Professor, Counselor Education (Tenure-Track) #443396





Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Counseling at Lamar University is seeking applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Counselor Education position with expertise in Marriage and Family Counseling. The successful candidate will teach both on-campus and online graduate classes. In addition to teaching, the candidates will maintain an active research and publication agenda; assist in the coordination of the counseling programs; supervise and advise master’s level students; and fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university and counseling profession. Candidates will be expected to work in collaboration with other colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development as well as with our community partners.

Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University and is one of the fastest growing universities in the Texas State University System. Lamar University offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. Lamar University stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research and supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The College of Education and Human Development is accredited by NCATE/CAEP.

The Lamar University campus is conveniently located within easy reach of Houston, TX, Lake Charles, LA, and surrounding communities.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:
-An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from an accredited program
-Professional identity as a counselor educator
-Commitment to the professional field of counselor education as evidenced by education, teaching, research, and professional affiliations, such as ACA, ACES, AMHCA, ASCA, and AAMFT
-Minimum of two years of experience teaching graduate level courses
- Active research agenda in counseling, counselor education or marriage, couples and family counseling.
-Commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in online education is preferred
- Licensure (or eligible) as a professional counselor or marriage and family therapist
-Experience in community agencies or marriage and family counseling settings is preferred

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit our website at for more information.

Interested candidates should apply online at and include curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research agenda/interests, and three professional references. For inquiries, please contact the department at (409) 880-7096.

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Posted: 8/7/2020
Application Due: 8/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time