Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Renewable Term - Lecturer, Internship and Practicum

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7145010 (Ref:if115815)

Posted: May 12, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

The Department of Human Relations in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a (non-tenure track) Lecturer (3-year renewable appointment) that will coordinate and teach virtual courses in the Counseling program, may serve as the Practicum and Internship (P&I) Coordinator, supervise practicum and internship students, contact and oversee agency site locations, and provide support to the program, beginning the Summer 2023 semester.

Our mission for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling online program is to promote excellence in counseling through evidence-based clinical training, democratic values, and advocacy through the provision of clinical services. Responsibilities include coordinating and teaching Practicum and Internship courses and other master's-level counseling courses for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students. Courses will be offered through the Human Relations Online Program. Duties will also include advising students in the online program and assisting with accreditation tasks.

The new online 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's program to improve their careers and livelihoods. 

The CMHC program is currently in the process of seeking accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an independent accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation that accredits counselor preparation master's degree programs.

Course Teaching/Availability:
The teaching expectation is three (3) courses in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters (3:3:3) with administration duties each semester. Courses will be taught in person and virtually for the onsite and online programs.  Must have a working knowledge of CANVAS. Travel Requirements: Some travel could be required.

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 be 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.
  • 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. 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
  3. LPC License
  4. Strong interpersonal skills
  5. Good written skills
  6. Dedication to students’ success and high standards of teaching
  7. Evidence of effective teaching skills and online communication
  8. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
  9. Teaching experience at least 3 years in person and online – Online Preferred
  10. Member of a counseling organization.

Application Instructions

Required Applicant Documents:

  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter Sample
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation to include contact information (phone and email)
  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

Special Instructions
If you are selected as the final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing Policy.  To view the policy, visit

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Job posting number:#7145010 (Ref:if115815)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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