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Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology - School Counseling

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science





THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), one of the 23 California State Universities, is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley.  It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students and 900 faculty, the University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. Cal State East Bay has three campus locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord campus, and the downtown Oakland campus.

Cal State East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. Cal State East Bay is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) which serves a richly diverse, multicultural population of students drawn largely from regional community colleges and high schools. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students, many of who may be first-generation college students and/or working students.

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THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is housed under the College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS). EPSY offers a number of programs leading to the M.S. in Counseling, the M.S. in Special Education, and related credentials (see Figure 1). Our programs train specialists and educators who desire to work as school counselors, school psychologists, marriage and family therapists, or special education professionals to do innovative work in schools and clinical and non-clinical settings.

Figure 1. Department of Educational Psychology Programs

The Department of Educational Psychology is seeking a tenure-track full-time assistant-level faculty to teach classes in and coordinate our School Counseling Program. Our School Counseling Program is a unique, 3:1 program where our students receive 1) the Master’s of Science in Counseling, 2) coursework  and  fieldwork  training  necessary  to receive  a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling, and 3) coursework and fieldwork necessary to be able to apply for an Associate Marriage and Family License (AMFT), see Figure 2. This means that we are accredited and evaluated by a number of agencies.

Figure 2. School Counseling Program Outcomes

In fact, one of the most important aspects of being the School Counseling faculty member who serves as the School  Counseling  Coordinator is that s/he must stay abreast of all the changes  in the rules and regulations  of  the  various  agencies  and  complete  all  of  the  evaluations,  such  as with the California Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) necessary to maintain the program and its accreditations, along  with  internal  University  evaluations,  such  as  Committee  for  Academic  Planning  and  Review (CAPR), the College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS)/Unit Accreditation and Assessment Task Force, and Programs for Distinction.  Moreover, the School Counseling Coordinator works closely with the School Psychology Coordinator and the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Cluster’s Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) Coordinator to ensure that the School Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) students’ coursework is in alignment with California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The School Counseling tenure-track full-time faculty position includes teaching, advising, mentoring, conducting and submitting research to journals, and assisting the department/college/university with administrative and/or committee work. Another important role of the full-time faculty includes Coordinator of the School Counseling Program. The School Counseling Coordinator is the person who must produce the documents necessary to maintain our certifications and to remain a viable graduate program within the university.

Responsibilities include:

1. Teach a list of potential courses including (but not restricted to): fieldwork supervision, foundations of counseling, personal/social        counseling, individual development, career counseling, and other courses of interest.
2. Hold weekly office hours.
3. Prepare course syllabi and select textbooks and other relevant course materials.
4. Remain current in the field of study/teaching expertise relevant to School Counseling and update course content to reflect knowledge updates.
5. Engage diverse students in learning, using various platforms of teaching (modeling, online resources). 
6. Attend professional development training as needed.

Field Placements, Supervision, Program Advising
7. Assist in updating supervisor and student handbooks and program related forms.
8. Develop and maintain relationships with the school districts and agencies (over 30) with which we place our students.
9. Monitor Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between our University and the district/agency.
10. Develop and maintain relationships with field supervisors.
11. Recruit and admit students for the School Counseling Program, which includes conducting information orientations, reviewing applications, doing individual interviews of potential students, and writing acceptance letters.
12. Support program students as it relates to coursework and program expectations.
13. Monitor ongoing field progress through: a) making site visitations to intern placements to observe our students and to foster our program’s relationships with the field supervisors; b) sending quarterly evaluations to field supervisors; and c) making quarterly phone and email check-ins with field supervisors (and more as needed).
14. Work collaboratively with faculty members and staff to create a harmonious work environment.

15. Engage in personal scholarship activities that lead to a clear research agenda and
16. Present scholarly work related to School Counseling at relevant state, national, and local conferences.

Professional Service
17. Engage in community service through social justice advocacy.
18. Foster student interest in providing service to the community.
19. Actively maintain activities that further the practice of School Counseling.
20. Participate actively in professional organizations and conferences, such as the
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the American Counseling
Association (ACA).
21. Meet and maintain relationships with the School Counseling Advisory Board, which are
needed to maintain certain regulations.
22. Serve on university, community, state, and national committees.
23. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or
community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and excellence.

This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: more information about accommodations for employees, contact: Iris Gallardo, Human Resources, at 510-885-2335 or email:

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary and rank are dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2023.


Minimum Requirements:

The individual selected for this position will be expected to possess the following required qualifications:
1. An earned doctorate or an ABD (doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment), from a nationally recognized and accredited institution in Counselor Education and Supervision or the equivalent;
2. Experience as a school-based counselor in a K-12 setting with a credential in School Counseling and eligibility for a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling;
3. Commitment to the active pursuit of a research agenda leading to refereed scholarship and professional presentations;
4. Strong interest in and a professional commitment to the preparation of professional school counselors and a working knowledge of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and collaboration with the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) /Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) programs;
5. Experience with instructional technology;
6. Experience with collaborative leadership;
7. Strong commitment to transformative work in social justice and antiracism; and
8. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience with accreditation;
2. Clinical counseling experience in a mental health setting;
3. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and/or the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or the equivalent;
4. Possessing the National Certified Counselor (NCC) or the equivalent;
5. Competence in Substance Abuse Counseling; and
6. Doctoral Degree from an institution with Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled.

Please submit:

(1) A letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in this position announcement;

(2) a complete and current vita;

(3) URL links to three (3) of your most recent/best professional publications (e.g., articles, books chapters, reviews); these links should be clearly listed on your vita;

(4) scanned copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial records are satisfactory);

(5) contact information for each of three letters of recommendation (requests will be generated by PageUp); and

(6) contact information for three telephone references.

(7) Applicants are required to also submit a 1-2 page diversity and equity statement that addresses how they would successfully engage our diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Below are guidelines/examples of evidence that demonstrates a commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in Higher Education, taken from San Diego State University’s Building for Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria document:

  • Mentoring or advising of individual students from underrepresented populations
  • Advising relevant student clubs or organizations
  • Meaningful involvement with professional organizations or campus committees that advance underrepresented populations
  • Serving on the board of a non-profit organization focused on serving underrepresented populations
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of effective mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented populations
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of own experience as member of underrepresented group or different cultural group
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods
  • Recognition for good teaching at prior institution with diverse student population
  • Participation in workshops or other training on inclusive pedagogy
  • Research addresses or incorporates underrepresented populations and communities
  • Mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented groups
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods that support artistic or scholarly success
  • Research requires engagement with subjects from underrepresented communities
  • Meaningful engagement in collaborative projects with partners from other cultures
  • Research requires engagement with subjects from other cultures
  • Has a body of research that specifically addresses diversity and equity within the candidate’s area of focus                                             

Selected applicants will be asked to submit official transcripts at a later date.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.       

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to 

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