Southern Methodist University — Clinical Assistant Professor in Counseling

The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University seeks a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Counseling.

Position Number: 53313 (NTT)
Clinical/Assistant Professor in Counseling

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Teaching counseling related courses and/or related topics with specific emphasis on LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy and/or school counseling, diversity, addiction/substance abuse, research, statistics
  • Academic (individual and group) advising
  • Clinical supervision of students
  • Service to the department to support program projects and events
  • Service to the school and university

This is a renewable non-tenured position with an initial one-year appointment beginning August 2023. Required qualifications include:

  • A doctoral degree in counseling or counselor education (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from a CACREP-accredited program
  • Teaching experience in counseling related courses and/or related topics with specific emphasis on LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, addiction/substance abuse, research, statistics, school counseling, and/or diversity
  • Demonstrated identity as a counselor educator and clinician
  • Clinical experience in the field

Preferred qualifications:

  • LPC and/or LMFT
  • Clinical supervisory experience and/or supervisory credential
  • LGBTQ+ counseling experience
  • School counseling experience
  • Addiction/substance abuse experience
  • Clinical counseling experience
  • Experience in supervision/management of a clinic
  • One to three years teaching experience

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 15, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications, and the position will remain open until filled. The following documents are required: (1) cover letter outlining teaching, scholarship, professional service, and clinical experiences. Please also include research experience, if applicable. (2) curriculum vitae. (3) the names, affiliations, and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted if the candidate advances to the on-campus interview stage. All materials should be submitted through interfolio at: For questions about the search submissions process, contact Kathy Silva at For questions about the department or position contact Terra Wagner, Committee Chair, at Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The start date for this position is August 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private university of about 12,000 students offering strong undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through seven schools – Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Meadow School of the Arts, Lyle School of Engineering, Perkins School of Theology, Dedman School of Law, and Simmons School of Education and Human Development. To learn more about the rich cultural environment of SMU, please see:

The Simmons School was founded in 2005 and is ranked among the top 25 private education schools in the United States. The school has undergraduate and graduate programs across five academic departments, including Applied Physiology and Wellness, Counseling, Education Policy and Leadership, Graduate Liberal Studies, and Teaching and Learning. Comprised of two state-of-the-art academic buildings, the Simmons School has over 80,000 sq. feet of office and classroom spaces, applied physiology labs, and a 21st century teacher development studio to advance the development of pre-service and in-service teachers. The Simmons School promotes excellence by engaging in and disseminating research, securing significant external grants and contracts, preparing exemplary professionals, and collaborating with other schools on campus.

The Program in Counseling is a part of the prestigious Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education at Southern Methodist University. SMU Counseling program is ranked nationally among the top 10 best value schools. The Program in Counseling maintains approximately 270 graduate students whose capstone experience is practica in the state-of-the-art SMU Center for Family Counseling. The program offers three CACREP accredited Specialties: Clinical Mental Health; Marriage, Couple & Family; and School Counseling. The Center for Family Counseling offers counseling services to the community and provides a laboratory experience for students prior to clinical internship. Supportive faculty work collaboratively to sustain a nurturing and innovative environment focused on embracing diversity, pluralism, and advocacy, which is the hallmark of the program and has contributed to its ongoing success.

Message from a Graduate:
“The classes have been an incredible learning experience for me, but it will be the human touch you have all brought to it, the unique ways you have touched my life, my soul, and my person that I will remember most. These are the experiences from which I will “drink” for a long time; which have and continue to form me as a person and as a counselor.”