Monday, October 28, 2013

The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University

The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University, Northridge invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its Marriage, Family, and Couple Counseling Program.


• Earned doctorate in counselor education, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology or related field.
• Counseling experience working with a diverse range of clients.
• Successful professional experience working with children, families, schools, and/or community mental health.
• Ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse populations.
• Potential to make significant scholarly and professional contributions in area of specialty.
• Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues and between the specialty program and the department, university, and local community.
• LMFT, LPCC, or clinical license eligible in California within two years of hire.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

  • Proven excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Clinical and applied skills sufficient to teach practicum courses and supervise trainees in couple and family counseling/therapy.
  • Experience with live supervision and/or oversight of training clinic.
  • Experience and training with technology and assessment in higher education and professional settings.
  • Research, publications, or equivalent professional contributions in area(s) of specialty.
  • Experience in program advisement, planning, and development as well as supervision of fieldwork and graduate theses/projects.
  • Eligibility for state or national approved supervisor status within two years.
  • Teach core and specialty courses in couple and family counseling
  • Train counselors who can effectively work with diverse populations and collaborate with other professionals.
  • Participate in program development, coordination, and evaluation. 
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor students.
  • Chair thesis/project/comprehensive examination committees.
  • Pursue funding for, conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialty.
  • Participate in professional associations and assume leadership positions.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees.
  • Remain current in field(s) of specialty through on-going professional development.
Application Deadline:

Screening to begin on January 13, 2014; priority given to applications received by January 2, 2014 and open until filled.  To apply, please submit a letter of intent addressing each of the required qualifications: a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for the finalists), three current letters of reference, records and/or evaluations of teaching effectiveness, and other evidence that supports successful experience in recruiting, mentoring, and advising diverse graduate students. 

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:

Applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Diane Gehart
Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8265

Alternatively, all materials may be sent electronically in a SINGLE PDF file to Please label digital files as follows: LAST, FIRST NAME APPLICATION.  Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if preferred.

General Information:

California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,000 students (29,181 FTEs) from diverse backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website:

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 Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

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