Position Announcement: Assistant Professor
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
The Counseling Psychology Program announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor within an APA-accredited program beginning Fall 2009. Applicants should have
earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or a closely related field.
Primary responsibilities of the hire will include a) conducting and publishing original research;
b) supervision of graduate student research; c) teaching and clinical supervision of bilingual
doctoral and master’s level counseling and school counseling students; d) collaborate with senior
faculty on securing external funding for the support of related research, personnel preparation,
and outreach efforts; and e) work collaboratively with colleagues across the school psychology,
bilingual, and special education programs. Preference will be given to applicants whose research
interest and expertise are consistent with the general mission of the program and focus in
Mexican American/Latino youth. (see program website: http://cpsy.tamu.edu)
Faculty in the Counseling Psychology program is committed to building an excellent, nationally
visible training and research program in Mexican American/Latino issues. The two professional
psychology programs in the Department of Educational Psychology (Counseling Psychology and
School Psychology) are APA accredited and often produce the largest number of Latino
doctorates in professional psychology nationally. We are seeking a faculty colleague who will
enhance our current research efforts related to Mexican American/Latino youth and school
counseling, and whose research passions and expertise will advance the knowledge base in
educational attainment disparities in children and youth. The faculty are especially interested in
candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community
through their research, teaching and/or service.
The faculty member filling this position will be joining an institution committed to growth and
excellence. Texas A&M University is a Land Grant/Sea Grant/Space Grant, Research I
institution that ranks in the top 10 nationally in categories such as: extramural research funding,
student enrollment, and level of endowment. The Department of Educational Psychology was
ranked 18th among educational psychology programs nationally in the latest U.S. News & World
Report rankings of graduate programs. Department faculty provide leadership to the College and
University related to international education issues, including establishing education partnerships
in Costa Rica, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East. Many faculty in the department are
affiliated with the university’s Mexican American/Latino Research Center (MALRC), the only
Latino-focused research center in the state of Texas. Faculty members in the department have
secured over $7 million in annual external funding. The Counseling Psychology program has
secured over $1.6 million in external grants and contracts over the past five years.
Applicants should submit a cover letter documenting the following:
1. Evidence of research and/or publications in an area related to Mexican American/Latino
2. Potential for success in securing external research funding.
3. Describe how multicultural issues have been or will be brought into courses.
4. Describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other
5. Previous experience and/or interest in collaborating with school districts.
6. Ability to provide bilingual clinical supervision.
Submit cover letter, vita, reprints, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Linda Castillo,
Search Committee Chair; 4225 TAMU; Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M
University, College Station, TX 77843-4225. The review process will begin November 11, 2008.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to