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Lubbock Christian University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Functional Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, one-year, non-tenure track
Classification: Exempt
Division: Academics
Department: Psychology & Counseling
Reports To: Chair, Department of Psychology & Counseling
Primary Function: Visiting Faculty, Department of Psychology and Counseling

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, non-tenure track, one-year contract with the potential of tenure-track appointment after contract expires

Department of Psychology and Counseling:

Lubbock Christian University invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling, non-tenure track, for a one-year contract. The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling (SC). The successful applicant’s primary responsibility will be teaching in the core and CMHC specialization areas, but will be encouraged and supported in creating and maintaining active research and service agendas. Lubbock Christian University and the Department of Psychology and Counseling are committed to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thus, the successful candidate is expected to facilitate work and classroom environments that encourage the knowledge of, respect for, and active engagement with individuals and groups from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Major/Essential Job Duties:

  • Teach courses across the counseling core, CMHC and/or SC specialization areas
  • Teach summer courses
  • Student advisement and mentorship
  • Service to the program, department, college, and counseling profession
  • Teach evening graduate courses, daytime courses as assigned, and online courses
  • Supports adherence to CACREP standards and policies
  • Support the CACREP accreditation process and maintenance
  • Under the guidance of the department chair, establishes program curricula and supports operational policies and procedures of CMHC and/or SC program
  • Assist in other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling Education from a CACREP-accredited program. ABD considered with completion by August 2021. Recent doctoral graduates are invited to apply.
  • Content and working knowledge of CACREP standards
  • Specific knowledge of, or experience teaching research and research-related courses, and psychopathology courses
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to successfully adapt to an e-learning environment
  • Willingness to work in an accelerated learning format, and work in an e-learning environment with students on a daily basis
  • Availability to provide 24-hour turnaround responses to student questions and concerns
  • All qualified applicants must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and be willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Salary and Benefits:

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

The University:

Lubbock Christian University is a private, masters-level university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1957 and located in Lubbock, Texas, LCU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. LCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Currently, 88 full-time faculty members serve approximately 1750 undergraduate and graduate students on the LCU campus located in west Lubbock. Lubbock is a vibrant city with a population of about 250,000. Lubbock is the educational, medical, retail, and entertainment center of the southern high plains of Texas.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants must complete an online application. Submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and four unique documents detailing the applicant’s: 1) philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, 2) philosophy of teaching, 3) philosophy of scholarly activity, and 4) philosophy of service as email attachments to Dr. Carlos Perez, Chair, Department of Psychology and Counseling ( Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to Dr. Perez. The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or closed. For most favorable consideration, please submit all documents listed above by April 30, 2021. All positions are subject to funding.


Dr. Carlos Perez
Chair, Department of Psychology and Counseling
Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79407