Counselor & Lecturer - Psychology

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Dec 06, 2023
Full time Psychology

Job Description


Counselor & Lecturer - Psychology

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Psychology Department welcomes applications for the position of Counselor in the University Mental Health and Wellness Center and Lecturer in Psychology

Salary Range

$58,000.00 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing cognitive-behavioral therapy and other counseling services to students. The University's Counseling Services promote students' personal development and psychological well-being. Our programs include individual and group counseling, outreach programming, training, consultation, crisis intervention and assessment.

Provide individual, group, or couples counseling to students struggling with developmental and/or personal health issues by adhering to a brief psychotherapy model that is time sensitive and goal oriented.
Refer students to appropriate community resources.
Administer and interpret inventories and tests given to students in conjunction with individual or group counseling.
Provide crisis intervention with students and support for other involved persons.
Consult with the director(s) and other staff regularly regarding case management issues.
Provide counseling and/or information and referral services to faculty and staff
Make appropriate referrals.
Non-tenure track, full-time teaching position on a 9-month contract.
Faculty are expected to teach undergraduate for-credit and dual credit courses
Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught.
Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and use appropriate technology.
Student course evaluations are to be completed in each course.
Abide by deadlines and processes for submitting grades.
Advise students and provide individual help to students during weekly office hours.
Participate in course/laboratory revisions and curriculum development, as assigned.
Work with other faculty and staff to advance the program.
Attending department, college, and university faculty meetings.
Attend convocations, commencement exercises, recruitment activities, and community meetings

Required Qualifications

1. Master's degree in counselor or psychology related field
2. Licensure as LPC or LPC-A

Preferred Qualifications

1. Licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor
2. Experience providing counseling at a University Counseling Center

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the hours for this position are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including Heath, Retirement, & Fringe Benefits for employees.
2. Coverage includes Medical, Prescriptions, Life Insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB for the employee.
3. You may also add Dental, Vision, Family, Spending Accounts, Additional Retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include Tuition Reimbursement (after one year of service), Wellness Breaks, Employee Assistant Program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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