Assistant Professor: Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling Program

San Diego, California
Aug 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) at San Diego State University is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, starting in the 2018/19 academic year. This position is primarily focused in the department’s Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC) MS program. The successful candidate will be a licensed or license-eligible doctoral-level mental health clinician with research and teaching expertise in child and family mental health. Applicants with an emphasis on serving underrepresented and diverse populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Child and Family Development offers a B.S. in Child Development (with emphases in child or family studies), which is accredited by NAEYC and has approved program status with NCFR. The department also offers an M.S. degree in Child Development, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate and an accredited LPCC eligible degree that both emphasize early childhood mental health. CFD is housed within the College of Education, which is ranked in the top 50 among public universities nationwide (US News & World Report, 2018 Rankings). For more information about the department visit:

SDSU is a large, diverse university and Hispanic-serving Institution with a commitment to equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, medical condition, and military service. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication, conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, provide clinical and research supervision/mentorship, and contribute to departmental service. Research area is open but ideally should be clinically focused on supporting diverse children and families. Desired teaching areas include one or more of the following: psychopathology, career counseling, psychopharmacology, law & ethics, group counseling, and theories of counseling.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, or a closely related field;
  • Licensed (or license-eligible) in California (Psychologist, LCSW, or LMFT)
  • Evidence of strong scholarship and a record of exemplary teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successfully obtained external funding
  • A research program focused on underrepresented populations
  • An ability to provide bilingual English/Spanish clinical supervision
  • Experience working with a culturally-diverse student population
  • A record of successful collaboration with community mental health partners, families, children, and/or students

Application Instructions:

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to The committee will consider completed applications starting October 1, 2017 on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Initial interviews are planned for mid to late October. Apply via Interfolio

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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.