Assistant Professor - Counseling

Texas Tech University
September 22, 2023
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Assistant Professor - Counseling


Psychological Sciences

Position Description

Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

About the Department and/or College

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University (https:// www. has doctoral programs in Clinical (APA accredited), Counseling (APA accredited), and Experimental Psychology. We currently have 28 full‐time tenured and tenure‐track faculty members, 1 full‐time teaching‐track faculty member, 125+ doctoral students, 1,500 undergraduate majors, our own building with labs and classroom space, and a Psychology Clinic. Our research programs encompass departmental, campus, community, and national/international collaborations. We have effective working relationships with the TTU Health Sciences Center, several large area hospitals, numerous clinics and psychological‐service agencies, and other multidisciplinary groups in the region. Texas Tech University is a Hispanic‐Serving Institution (HSI) and is classified as a doctoral “Very High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation, and as a “National Research University” by the State of Texas. With a population of approximately 310,000 people living in Lubbock County, the city of Lubbock is home to 263,000 residents. Lubbock is an ethnically diverse community, with a low cost‐of‐living, temperate climate, modern airport and infrastructure, and excellent school districts. Lubbock has a world class entertainment center, the Buddy Holly Hall, that routinely hosts Broadway shows. Lubbock also has several 4‐star restaurants and numerous ethnic eating establishments. The TTU Presidential Lecture and Performance Series hosts world famous entertainment and renowned speakers. In short, Lubbock is the cosmopolitan and multicultural center of the Texas Panhandle with outstanding entertainment and a bustling art and music scene.

Major/Essential Functions

Candidates are expected to conduct independent, productive, and programmatic research, compete for extramural research funding, teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, supervise practicum in the in-house Psychology Clinic, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.


Texas Tech University

Required Qualifications

Candidates must receive their Ph.D. from an APA‐accredited Counseling Psychology program by August 2024. Candidates are expected to have a developmentally appropriate record of effectiveness as a teacher, researcher, and service provider, as well as the potential for growth in each of those areas.

Our aim is to hire an outstanding and collegial faculty member who will fit into our academic culture, with a focus on funded research, excellent mentoring and teaching, national service, and engaged outreach. We seek strong researchers in any area within the field of Counseling Psychology with the potential to contribute to interdisciplinary research and who can collaborate with program faculty members on both new and existing lines of research.

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample reprints, 3 or more letters of recommendation, and any other materials that candidates think will be helpful.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 2, 2023. Please direct questions about these positions, as well as letters of recommendation to: Dr. Keith Jones, Department Chair, [email protected], (806) 834-8745.

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Research Statement, Resume / CV, Teaching Philosophy, Writing Sample

Optional Attachments

Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type

Full Time

Pay Basis


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting www.

Travel Required




Grant Funded?


Job Group

Assistant Professor

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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