Full-Time Lecturer, Counseling Psychology

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Position: Full-Time Lecturer, Counseling Psychology 
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester) (1-Year Appointment -Academic Year 2024-2025, Renewable) 
Salary Range: The Full-Time Lecturer (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 $85,008 per year. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin April 15, 2024. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Education 
Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Required Qualifications:             

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or related discipline. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2024.
  • Demonstrated experience providing counseling and/or mental health services, especially in culturally responsive ways that serve a diverse clientele
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment and engaging effectively with a racially, linguistically and socioeconomically diverse student population
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:             

  • Clinical license (psychologist, marriage and family therapist, licensed professional clinical counselor, or social work) from the State of California
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: specific empirically supported therapeutic models, child therapy, family focused treatment, couples therapy, psychological assessment, pharmacology, advocacy, telehealth/online therapeutic services
  • Excellent record of teaching, mentoring, and advising 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 effectiveness or potential to contribute to the College of Education’s focus on equity in urban education
  • Demonstrated experience teaching core counseling courses (e.g., family/couples therapy, play therapy)
  • Demonstrated experience as a clinical supervisor
  • Demonstrated success in working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Teach core courses in the Counseling Psychology program and provide clinical supervision at on-site clinic [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Participate and actively engage in program-related service activities such as student advising and admissions at the master’s level
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty and staff members across the program, department, college, and university
  • Maintain a campus office work schedule aligned with department workload

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: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications and indicating area(s) of specialization, if any
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of clinical license (psychologist, marriage and family therapist, licensed professional clinical counselor, or social work) from the State of California, if applicable
  • Names and contact information for three references: May be contacted [no letters accepted] for a verbal reference should you reach the finalist stage (on-campus applicants: at least one of which must be from outside CSULB)  
  • Evidence of successful university teaching experience, if applicable (e.g., student teaching evaluation summaries)
  • 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 
Email: Regina.Pao@csulb.edu

Questions about the position contact: 
Dr. Bita Ghafoori, ASEC Department Chair 
Email: Bita.Ghafoori@csulb.edu        

Employment Requirements:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to fahr@csulb.edu.

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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