Clinical Mental Health Counseling, RT - Lecturer, Norman Weekend Program

The University of Oklahoma
Goldsby, OK
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, RT - Lecturer, Norman Weekend Program

Norman, Oklahoma
Open Date:
Mar 1, 2023

The University of Oklahoma is an accredited graduate institution with a mission for social change, dedicated to high academic standards and helping students make a difference in their professions, organizations, and communities.

The Department of Human Relations in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a Renewable Term Lecturer for its Clinical Mental Health Counseling Weekend program, beginning Summer 2023.

Our mission for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is to promote excellence in counseling through evidence-based clinical training, democratic values, and advocacy through the provision of clinical services. Of particular interest at the Department of Human Relations are candidates who are committed to making a difference in society through social change. Responsibilities include teaching masters-level counseling courses offered on the Norman Campus for the Weekend Program.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program focuses on preparing students academically, professionally, and personally to become skilled Mental Health counselors. The CMHC program is seeking to hire a faculty member to teach and mentor students in their role as mental health counselors. Duties will also include advising students.

The new program aims to reach a wide student population across the nation who are interested in becoming Licensed Professional Counselors through an exclusively online format. The targeted online student population will be seeking a dynamic, rigorous online master program to improve their careers and livelihoods.

Course Teaching/Availability:
The teaching expectation is three (3) courses in the Fall and Spring, and three (3) courses in the Summer semesters (3:3:3). All courses will be taught at the Norman and OU Health Sciences Campuses. Travel Requirements: Some travel could be required (minimally once per quarter).

Tools/Technical Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Technology Requirements:
Faculty members are required to have an adequate computer to handle an electronic learning platform, keyboard, pointing device, and computer monitor. All other tools are knowledge-based or training-based through the University of Oklahoma. The Faculty Member must be able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat and must have reliable Internet access as well as alternate access in cases where primary access becomes unavailable. The use of Canvas will be required. Training is available through the University.

Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree doctoral degree from an accredited CACREP institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Faculty Members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate certifications in order to continue to teach at OU. Faculty Members are also expected to maintain current with research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge OU though there is not an expectation of research with this hire.

  • Earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program at an accredited institution.
  • Have related doctoral degrees and have been employed as full-time faculty members in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013
  • Doctoral student who will graduate from a CACREP accredited program no later than May 2023
  • Current state licensure as a mental health professional
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching and mentoring master's level students.
  • Interest in establishing a community of mental health students.
  • Ability to provide leadership and support in program assessment.
  • Ability to assume a significant role in addressing student questions and concerns about the program.
  • Experience supervising students in their field training experience.
  • Commitment to the goals of diversity and social change.
  • Ability to work with non-traditional students.
  • Ability to participate in residencies, national faculty meetings and other work-related travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Earned doctorate from a CACREP accredited program or a seasoned doctoral level faculty member who was previously certified as a core CMHC faculty member OR Doctoral student in a CACREP program with a graduation date no later than May 2023
  2. LPC License
  3. Strong interpersonal skills
  4. Good written skills
  5. Dedication to students' success and high standards of teaching
  6. Evidence of effective teaching skills and online communication
  7. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
  8. Teaching online experience at least 3 years - Preferred
  9. Member of a counseling organization.

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions

Required Applicant Documents:
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter Sample
  3. Three Letters of Reference including contact information
  4. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  5. Sample Syllabus

Instruction to Apply:

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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