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Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/12/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Job No: 520228
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin November 10, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

College of Education
Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology or equivalent from an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited program. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Demonstrated potential for effectiveness and excellence in teaching with ethnically, racially, and/or linguistically diverse students at a college level
  • Demonstrated potential for, or existing record of, published scholarship and an ongoing program of research in a clinically-relevant domain
  • Demonstrated experience providing counseling or therapy services
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to working at a minority-serving Institution

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at a college level from ethnically and culturally diverse groups (e.g., application of culturally responsive pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge related to needs of students from underrepresented groups, etc.)
  • Experience in mentoring college students from ethnically and culturally diverse groups
  • Demonstrated potential for obtaining external funding for counseling or clinical psychology research projects
  • Specialization in one or more of the following areas: counseling techniques, diagnosis and psychological assessment, supervision, substance abuse, counseling theories, trauma and grief, couples counseling, career counseling, family systems theories and assessment
  • Earned license or license eligibility in the state of California as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, or other counselor
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body

  • Teach a range of courses in counseling psychology, such as counseling techniques, diagnosis and psychological assessment, substance abuse, counseling theories, couples therapy, trauma and grief, career counseling, family systems theories and assessment. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Develop and maintain active research, scholarly, and creative activities related to counseling or clinical psychology
  • Provide supervision to students in clinical practica
  • Actively engage in program-related service activities such as program coordination, student advising at the master's level, chairing and serving on thesis committees
  • Participate in faculty governance at the department, college, university, and community levels

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

About Us

The faculty and staff of the Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling support dynamic, transformative, socially responsible leaders who engage others, value diversity, operate with academic integrity and believe in people and their educational futures. The department prides itself on its highly collaborative, student-centered academic community.

The College of Education at CSULB is amongst the premier educator preparation institutions in the state, preparing teachers, counselors, administrators and community leaders to promote equity and excellence in diverse urban settings through effective pedagogy, evidence-based practices, collaboration, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and advocacy. The College of Education fosters an environment of rigorous learning, critical dialogue and reflection, striving for inclusivity that embraces our mission of equity and excellence in our own scholarly work, practices and policies. We are seeking a colleague who is equity-minded and ready to join our college, department, and program at our Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution located in a city with a large Cambodian/Cambodian American population in an aspirational context for increasing local Black, Indigenous and People of Color enrollment.

The College serves approximately 3,000 students, many of whom are the first in their families to pursue college degrees and reflect the racially and ethnically diverse population of CSULB and our local communities. Our academic programs range from undergraduate, to master's and doctoral degrees, and education credentials that prepare candidates for careers in diverse, urban educational settings. With a low student to faculty ratio of 1:21, and strong, individualized advising from faculty and staff, students receive the support and attention needed to successfully complete their degrees.

As expert researchers and scholars, College of Education faculty provide rigorous courses designed to challenge and engage students, connecting theory and research with practice. Our faculty provide experiences for College of Education students to explore the impact of their social identities and experiences in society that impact the students and clients they will serve, thereby fully preparing them for their chosen careers.

Clinical practice is central to programs in the College of Education. With over 100 area clinical practice partnerships, students within the College of Education gain invaluable hands-on experience with faculty mentors and skilled practitioners who help provide real world experience in diverse, urban settings, augmenting classroom instruction.

Information on the excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (on-campus applicants: at least one of which must be from outside CSULB; may be contacted [no reference letters accepted] for a verbal reference should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student teaching evaluation summaries), if applicable
  • Evidence of earned license as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, or other counselor, if applicable
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Questions about the application and search process contact:
Regina Pao, Department Coordinator
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Questions about the position contact:
Dr. Bita Ghafoori, Department Chair

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
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CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.