Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Clinic Director
Texas Christian University
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Internal Number: 497125
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Details We are seeking a Clinic Director/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice who has a professional counseling identity and strong experience as a clinician and clinical supervisor. The successful candidate will promote, coordinate, and manage our off-campus community clinic in Fort Worth, provide clinical supervision to student interns, and teach graduate counseling courses.
JOB DESCRIPTION: This faculty member will: • Collaborate with the counseling program faculty and students including coordinating practicum and internship students • Collaborate with school district partners regarding client care and scheduling • Monitor compliance to professional and state legal and ethical standards pertinent to a mental health facility and training clinic; • Engage in marketing and client recruitment; • Manage daily clinic operation including responding to inquiries from the community and prospective clients, maintaining software, and ensuring client safety through regular quality of care assurance file audits (progress note review and approval, treatment plan review, development of policy and procedures, and other documentation needs); • Supervise clinic staff; • Provide onsite clinical supervision (including crisis/emergency support) as needed and supervise graduate students assigned to the clinic. • Teach graduate counseling courses. • Provide service to the college, university, professional associations, and discipline-related organizations and partners.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s Degree, or higher, in Counseling • Eligible for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas • Commitment to supervising students in the use of strength-based approaches • Experience teaching counseling practicum, internship and/or other graduate counseling courses • Strong commitment to multicultural and social justice counseling competencies as evidenced in clinical work, supervision, and teaching • Strong working knowledge and understanding of established counseling professional codes of ethics and best practices • Professional counseling identity, including membership in professional counseling associations. • Willingness to be a team player focused on supporting new initiatives and partnerships with the College of Education • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job, as well as other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned • Successfully pass a criminal background check
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bilingual in Spanish and English • Experience with clinic management at either a university or community-based setting. • Eligible for certification as Certified School Counselor (CSC) in Texas • Licensed as an LPC-S in the state of Texas • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited institution (or ABD with doctorate obtained by August 2022). • Demonstrated competence in teaching and/or supervision with advanced technological platforms, such as HIPAA-compliant recording software and electronic medical records. • Experience with grant proposals and program evaluation reports
STARTING DATE: Anticipated start date of August 1, 2021 (negotiable)
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position is funded by external sources (grant funded).
APPOINTMENT: 9-month (with an additional 1 month summer contract), renewable upon performance, need, and finances; possible extended contract after year 5 (assistant professor of professional practice) or with rank (associate/full professor of professional practice)
School/College Description TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors and leaders. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. The college has seven undergraduate programs, five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many nationally recognized, that offer degrees and paths to teacher certification in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education and special education. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences from their first semester with our center, institutes, programs and community partnerships, creating leaders in the classroom and beyond.
University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.
At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application Instructions APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. TCU only accepts applications and supporting documents submitted electronically. Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and name and contact information of five references.
AA/EEO Statement As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.