Lubbock Christian University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling, specializing in School Counseling

Functional Title: Mental Health Counseling Core Faculty specializing in School Counseling
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Reports To: Department Chair
Primary Function: Assistant/Associate Professor
Employment Status: Full-Time, 9-month,Tenure-Track Faculty 
Position Begin Date: 8/1/2024
Location: Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX (local position)

Position Summary:  To be committed to the academic achievement of all students, support faculty and staff, and promote a professional learning environment that celebrates academic success, diversity, and faith. Members with a doctorate from a CACREP accredited program are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Require Qualifications: The School Counseling core faculty is responsible for:

  • Leading the program faculty in establishing and following operational policies and procedures for the program.
  • Evaluating program curriculum and curriculum delivery, maintaining the highest level of accreditation compliance.
  • Determining and coordinating the interview phase of the admissions process and reviewing pre-interview transfer applicants, as necessary.
  • Working with the clinical supervisor to improve the practicum and internship experience as needed.
  • Organizing the administration of the comprehensive exam each semester in collaboration with the School of Education.
  • Conducting the yearly Southern Accreditation for Colleges and Schools (SACS) assessment for the School Counseling specialty.
  • Responding to all inquiries regarding the overall academic unit; providing or delegating year-round leadership to the operation of the School Counseling specialty.
  • Evaluating the program for CACREP application and future accreditation purposes.
  • Being available to correspond and collaborate with the core and non-core faculty during formal and informal meetings regarding student and curricular issues; and
  • Assisting the Department Chair in maintaining departmental and program budgets by providing input on items such as assessments, technology, and other needed program resources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to help students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner.
  • Ability to supervise and lead others.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets.
  • Expertise in statistical analysis.
  • Strong ability to multitask and problem solve.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality is essential.

Education and Experience: The core faculty must have an earned doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited program; must maintain a strong counseling identity, evidenced by:

  • Sustained memberships in professional counseling organizations.
  • Maintenance of School Counseling Certification in Texas.
  • Sustained professional development and renewal activities related to counseling.
  • Engagement in professional service and advocacy in counseling.
  • Engage in research and scholarly activities in the field of Counseling.

Teaching Requirements:

Responsibilities and duties expected from full-time faculty members at Lubbock Christian University include teaching 9-12 semester hours of class work in the fall and spring semesters.

Physical Requirements:  While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:

  • Be ambulatory around campus and in buildings.
  • Required to regularly sit and stand.
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail, and picking up small objects.
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
  • Required to lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 25+lbs.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. LCU reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment


Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a matching option, and tuition benefits for employees and dependents.


Interested applicants must complete an online application. Submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and three unique documents detailing the applicant’s: 1) philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, 2) philosophy of teaching, and 3) philosophy of scholarly activity, as email attachments to Dr. Carlos Perez, departmental chair. Three names and contact information for recommendation should be sent directly to Carlos Perez. The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or closed. Application Deadline:  January 30, 2024.