Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology/Counseling/Marriage & Family Therapy

TITLE:Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology/Counseling/Marriage & Family Therapy
Department of Psychology
DATE POSTED: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Chair, Department of Psychology


The position is a full-time, tenure track position with teaching during the fall and spring semesters, with the possibility of summer school teaching. Classes and other responsibilities are conducted primarily weekdays, but will include some evening classes and independent studies. Attendance will also be required at some evening and weekend events.


LeTourneau University seeks an innovative, dynamic, and student-focused instructor to teach graduate courses in counseling and marriage & family therapy. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in a clinical or counseling setting, and will be licensed or license eligible in Texas as a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage & family therapist, or licensed psychologist. The candidate for this 11-month, full-time tenure-track psychology faculty position would teach courses primarily in the graduate on-ground and online programs with some opportunities for teaching undergraduate courses. Additionally, he or she will help identify and secure practicum sites for students in the Dallas Metroplex area. Also, this individual will work closely with the coordinator of the DFW-Metroplex M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy program, and with the admissions and marketing teams to recruit students for the Dallas-based programs. Further, the successful candidate will help to identify and recruit adjunct instructors for the graduate and undergraduate psychology programs. A doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an appropriately accredited institution is required. Though not essential, the preferred candidate has an earned degree from a COAMFTE, CACREP, or APA-accredited program. The candidate must value the integration of Christian faith with learning and with clinical practice. A minimum of three years of experience as a professor and as a practitioner is preferred. The preferred candidate is clinically and academically oriented to the field of marriage and family therapy.


  • An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and a person who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning 
  • An earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or Marriage & Family Therapy from a regionally-accredited institution 
  • Proven ability of successful college teaching, including undergraduate, graduate and online students
  • A strong desire and enthusiasm for networking and recruiting in an effort to grow the Dallas-based programs
  • Active license or ability to be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist in the State of Texas
  • Proven ability to conduct academic research in the field of Counseling/Psychology/MFT
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, colleagues, and administrators



Review of applications will begin immediately in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903)233-3259.
Applications are required and available from www.letu.edu/jobs  Send completed application, a current vitae, and unofficial graduate transcripts to:
Dr. Philip A. Coyle, Provost and Executive Vice President,
LeTourneau University
PO Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607
You may email inquiries to gerrieforbis@letu.edu


Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.

Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.

LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.