Company Name:

University of Houston


Houston, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Associate/Full Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 30, 2019

Training Director of Counseling Psychology (Tenured/Tenure-Track Associate or Full Professor)

Training Director of Counseling Psychology (Tenured/Tenure-Track Associate or Full Professor).

The Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences at the University of Houston seeks scholars for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment at the academic rank of Associate or Full Professor. This position will be housed in our Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, which has been continuously APA-accredited since 1987. It is expected that the selected candidate will serve as the training director for the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. The Department currently limits training director terms to not exceed 3 consecutive years, after which time the hired scholar would cycle off of that leadership role and remain a faculty member with a Counseling Psychology program affiliation. Area of research focus is open. We seek a scholar with an active and productive program of research with current external funding or the strong promise of obtaining external funding. As a department, we value excellence, community engagement, diversity, student success, and academic integrity. For more information on the Counseling Psychology program, please see

The University of Houston is located in the country’s fourth-largest city with a vibrant, culturally-diverse population. The campus is just miles from the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. The University obtained Tier One status in 2011 from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is categorized as an “R1” – highest research activity – institution. In addition, we are designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the US Department of Education.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position must hold a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience serving as a training director in an APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program. Applicants should be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the state of Texas. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of innovative research published in peer-reviewed journals, a sustained record or potential of external funding, evidence of effective teaching ability, commitment to student success, and service to the profession. The candidate’s qualifications must be commensurate with appointment as an Associate or full Professor.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting innovative research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; securing external funding to support an interdisciplinary program of research; rigorous teaching of doctoral courses; mentoring doctoral students; chairing and serving on doctoral committees; presenting research at professional meetings; serving as the training director for our APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling Psychology (time-limited); and service to the Department, College, University, community, and profession.

Appointment: This is a nine-month appointment. Review of candidates will begin soon and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact Dr. Lorraine R Reitzel (Search Committee Chair,, 713-743-6679) should you have any follow-up questions.

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at:

1. A cover letter describing your: (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding, and (d) teaching philosophy

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Names and contact information for three references (if selected for an on-campus interview, we will reach out to your references for written recommendations)

4. Abstracts of grant-funded research projects (if applicable)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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