Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Effective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Deadline: Review of applications is set to begin on or about October 17, 2020. Position open 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) or CACREP-accredited program. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021
  • 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 potential for effectiveness and excellence in university teaching with ethnically, racially, and/or linguistically diverse students
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:                            

  • Demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring college students 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.)
  • Demonstrated potential for obtaining external funding for counseling or clinical psychology research projects, especially those involving students
  • Specialization in one or more of the following areas: child mental health, family focused treatment, couples therapy, telehealth and online therapeutic services, psychological assessment, and/or cross-cultural psychology
  • Earned license as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, or other counselor


  • Teach a range of courses in counseling psychology, such as psychological assessment, cross-cultural counseling, family systems, psychopharmacology, and clinical interviewing. 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. 

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 seek colleagues who are committed to our mission and are skilled at teaching and working in environments that reflect CSULB’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

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 in a timely fashion.

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 excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

Questions about the application and search process contact

Regina Pao, Department Coordinator

Questions about the position contact:

Dr. Hiromi Masunaga, Department Chair


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.

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, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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