St Edwards University
  • Counseling
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time


Assistant Professor

Department of Counseling

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure- track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, beginning August 2023. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

The successful candidate will serve as a core faculty member and teach a variety of courses in the Masters in Counseling (MAC) program. The MAC program comprises two CACREP accredited specializations - clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) and marriage, couples, and family counseling (MCFC).

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

For consideration,

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP-accredited program. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete degree requirements by the appointment date (August 2023).
  • University teaching experience in counseling.
  • Licensed or eligible for LPC and/or LMFT in Texas.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses across the CACREP curriculum in the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity in academia, and social justice, fostering the university's global initiative and supporting strategic priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed or eligible as an LMFT in Texas.
  • Demonstration of a strong marriage and family counseling identity and the ability to teach in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling (MCFC) specialization.
  • Postdoctoral experience teaching in a CACREP-accredited program.
  • Knowledge of CACREP-accredited counseling programs.
  • Experience in clinical supervision.

Essential Responsibilities Include: Candidates should have the interest and ability or potential to graduate courses within the counseling curriculum and support a diverse student body. Responsibilities include teaching, professional development, and service commensurate with the Assistant Professor rank. Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach a full load (4/4) in CACREP core and counseling specialty areas in the fall and spring. Summer teaching is available. Supervision of field experience, development of courses, academic advising, service on university committees, professional development, and other responsibilities outlined in the Faculty Manual is expected.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working with graduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.

Applicants should submit materials by January 9, 2023 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.


We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks: A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J2020321

Available: August 2023

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