Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Counseling

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Counseling
Position Number: FT-ACAD-COEBS-12162020
Departments: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Reports To: Dean College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Houston Baptist University (HBU) announces a full-time position for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Counseling to begin Spring 2020 and after. The Department of Counseling is part of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Behavioral Science (CoEBS). The Department houses the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, as well as Professional School Counseling.

Job Responsibilities

Strong preparation for teaching graduate level clinical courses that integrate Christianity and clinical mental health counseling/marriage & family therapy is required. Candidates must hold, or be eligible for, the Licensed Professional Counselor and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist credentials in Texas; LPC-S and/or LMFT-S is preferred.  The successful candidate is expected to teach primarily in the Counseling Department programs; online teaching may be included. Applicant should have graduate level teaching experience, instructional technology skills and the ability to serve on and chair various committees as well as dissertation committees in the Doctor of Education as applicable. Administrative/leadership experience (e.g., program coordination) is preferred. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to be productive scholars and active in service to students, CoEBS, the university, and the community.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • A completed doctorate in counseling from a regionally accredited program
  •  Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program or
  •  Marriage & Family Therapy Education from a COAMFTE accredited program                                                                                   Or recognized as grandfathered in as core faculty
  • Hold a license as a Professional Counselor or Marriage & Family Therapist in Texas (or have commensurate licensure in another state and be license-eligible in Texas)
  • Hold a license as a LPC-Supervisor, LMFT-Supervisor preferred
  • hold a professional affiliation with the counseling/mental health profession through licensure, professional development, membership in relevant associations, research/scholarly activity and service in the field of counseling/mental health/marriage & family

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals. HBU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should complete the online application and send a curriculum vita along with three letters of recommendation from professional references.



Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

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