Assistant Professor Positions – Counseling Psychology

September 05, 2023

The Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions (34769BR). The anticipated start date is August 22, 2024. Candidates must receive their PhD from an APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program by August 2024.

Candidates are expected to conduct productive and programmatic research, compete for extramural research funding, teach undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, mentor graduate students, and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession. Our aim is to hire an outstanding and collegial faculty member who will fit into our academic culture, with a focus on funded research, excellent mentoring and teaching, national service, and engaged outreach. We seek strong researchers in any area within the field of Counseling Psychology with the potential to contribute to interdisciplinary research and who can collaborate with program faculty members on both new and existing lines of research. Counseling Psychology faculty members are expected to contribute to teaching through supervising practicum in the in-house Psychology Clinic and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that are at the intersection of the faculty member’s expertise and interests and the evolving needs of the program and department.

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University ( has doctoral programs in Clinical (APA accredited), Counseling (APA accredited), and Experimental Psychology. We currently have 28 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 1 full-time teaching-track faculty member, 125+ doctoral students, 1,500 undergraduate majors, our own building with labs and classroom space, and a Psychology Clinic. Our research programs encompass departmental, campus, community, and national/international collaborations. We have effective working relationships with the TTU Health Sciences Center, several large area hospitals, numerous clinics and psychological-service agencies, and other multidisciplinary groups in the region. Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and is classified as a doctoral “Very High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation, and as a “National Research University” by the State of Texas. With a population of approximately 310,000 people living in Lubbock County, the city of Lubbock is home to 263,000 residents. Lubbock is an ethnically diverse community, with a low cost-of-living, temperate climate, modern airport and infrastructure, and excellent school districts. Lubbock has a world class entertainment center, the Buddy Holly Hall, that routinely hosts Broadway shows. Lubbock also has several 4-star restaurants and numerous ethnic eating establishments. The TTU Presidential Lecture and Performance Series hosts world famous entertainment and renowned speakers. In short, Lubbock is the cosmopolitan and multicultural center of the Texas Panhandle with outstanding entertainment and a bustling art and music scene.

To apply for these positions, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample reprints, 3 or more letters of recommendation, and any other materials that candidates think will be helpful. Materials are to be submitted via our online application Web site, at:, under the above requisition number. We will begin reviewing applications on October 2, 2023. Please direct questions about these positions to: Dr. Keith Jones, Department Chair, , (806) 834-8745.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, geneCc information, or status as a protected veteran.

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