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Associate Professor of Counseling & Director of the Institute of Rural Mental Health
Tarleton State University

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2021
Title Associate Professor of Counseling & Director of the Institute of Rural Mental Health
University Tarleton State University
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Department Counseling
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Counseling/Human Services

Tarleton State University (Texas) seeks a visionary and experienced counselor educator to serve as its founding director for the new Institute of Rural Mental Health. This full-time, 9-month administrative faculty position will be instrumental in the development of the Rural Mental Health Institute at Tarleton. The successful candidate will cast a vision for the program, collaborate with college stakeholders, develop curriculum, establish institute policies, lead admission efforts, and teach within the program.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Tarleton State University has a 40-year history of exceptional counselor training and holds national accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling Education from a CACREP-accredited college or university
  • Licensed or eligible to achieve licensure in counseling in Texas.
  • Successful teaching experience in a graduate level counseling education program
  • Experience as clinical mental health counselor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience Chairing or serving on doctoral dissertation committees
  • Demonstrated effective leadership experience in clinical practice or higher education
  • Experience teaching in a hybrid or online environment
  • Evidence of proven multidisciplinary collaboration across departments or agencies
  • Capacity to build programs and new initiatives
  • Demonstrated history of significant external funding

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Faculty in the rank of associate professor/professor shall have demonstrated academic and professional achievement. Those appointed to the rank of associate professor/professor will demonstrate teaching excellence, scholarly/creative attainment, and professional achievement both within and outside the university.

Other Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates who have a distinguished record of scholarship, doctoral directive experience, and a record of academic leadership.

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All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

  • Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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