Assistant Professor of School Psychology

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

Position: Assistant Professor, School Psychology 
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester) 
Salary Range: The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary is $64,860 to $143,928 per academic year (paid as 12 monthly payments). The anticipated hiring range is $75,000 to $85,000 per year. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin December 4, 2023. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Education 
Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling (ASEC)

Required Qualifications:             

  • Ph.D. or PsyD. in School Psychology or related discipline. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2024.
  • California Pupil Personnel Services School Psychology credential by August 1, 2024 or state credential authorizing school psychology
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research and publication
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population (e.g., identities related to historically marginalized communities such as African American and Latinx) in scholarship, teaching, and/or practice
  • Demonstrated experience as a school psychologist including conducting problem-solving psychoeducational assessment, consultation, and interventions for academic skills, behavioral and mental health
  • Demonstrated commitment to preparing school psychologists in a manner consistent with the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) domains for training and practice

Preferred Qualifications:             

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and/or NASP PREPaRE Trainer
  • Demonstrated experience supervising graduate students in a training clinic setting
  • Demonstrated experience with program accreditation, admissions, and/or fieldwork supervision
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at other minority-serving institutions
  • Experience coordinating or directing a program or other administrative duties
  • A record of conference presentations, publications and/or grant-writing experience
  • Demonstrated experience with culturally responsive and sustaining practices in school psychology
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Teach core courses in the Education Specialist in School Psychology program. Courses may include, but are not limited to: Introductions to Statistics, Problem-solving Psychoeducational Assessment, School-based Mental and Behavioral Health, Consultation, School Crisis Planning, Behavioral Assessment and Intervention, Academic Assessment and Intervention, Fieldwork Supervision. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Contribute to the College of Education mission to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, research and service
  • Engage in program-related service activities such as reading comprehensive exams, thesis committees, program meetings, accreditation and assisting with selecting applicants to the program
  • Provide academic advising and mentoring students
  • May coordinate program or fieldwork
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community
  • Establish and sustain a record of research and publication

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. 

Information about the program can be found on the program website. Some highlights include:

  1. The program received a 3.9-million-dollar grant to train diverse school psychologists to provide mental health services in schools.
  2. The program currently has three different OSEP funded interdisciplinary training grants1.
  3. The Community Clinic for Counseling and Educational Services (CCES) provides state-of-the-art on-site (and remote) training spaces for students taking courses in counseling, academic interventions, psychoeducational assessment (including early childhood) and transition services for youth ages 14 – 22 with disabilities. The clinic is also home to Think Beach, an Inclusive Post-Secondary Education program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  4. The students of the CSULB School Psychology program are incredibly diverse and engaged, see their SPSA website.

1.For a description of our program and OSEP training grants see: Powers, K. Hagans, K.S., & Lacy, K. (2022). The results of a federally funded long-term consultation training models. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation (JEPC). DOI: 10.1080/10474412.2022.2070494

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.

California State University, Long Beach is ranked number one among “national universities” for promoting social mobility, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges rankings released September, 2023.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

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: Equity and Diversity Statement  
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications and indicating area(s) of specialization, if any
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Evidence of successful university teaching experience, if available (e.g., student teaching evaluation summaries)
  • Evidence of California Pupil Personnel Services School Psychology credential or state credential authorizing school psychology
  • Recent scholarly writing sample
  • Evidence of Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and/or NASP PREPaRE Trainer, if available
  • 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, ASEC Department Coordinator 

Questions about the position contact: 
Dr. Bita Ghafoori, ASEC 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
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

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.


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