School Counseling - Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno
Kremen School of Education & Human Development
Counselor Education & Rehab
Vacancy # 13321

School Counseling
Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:
  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education with a focus on preparing graduate students for a Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling. The successful candidate will teach and advise students pursuing their master's degree in the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation, supervise students' practicum and internship experiences, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities.

Fresno State has a strong history of service and preparation of education and counseling professionals, celebrating 100 years in 2011. The Kremen School of Education and Human Development has been nationally accredited (NCATE) since 1954 offering 34 distinct credentials, many Masters' degree programs, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. The Counselor Education Program at Fresno State includes a master's of science degree in counseling with three options in 1) Student Affairs and College Counseling, 2) School Counseling, 3) Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (CACREP accredited) or 4) Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The program also includes the Pupil Personnel Services credential program for students who aspire to work as school counselors in California.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited institution with an emphasis in School Counseling or other closely-related discipline is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For continued employment in the tenure track position, the doctorate must be completed by 12/20/18.

Required Experience:
1) Successful school counseling experience;
2) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Eligibility for licensure as a professional counselor or related license or PPS credential in the State of California;
2) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level;
3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity, advocacy, and social justice;
4) Specific interest in teaching and supervising students enrolled in School Counseling program;
5) Evidence of scholarly research and publications; and
6) Active engagement in the profession of School Counseling, Counseling, Counselor Education, (e.g., ACA, ACES, ACPA, NASPA) or other relevant professional organizations.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin on November 7th, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following:
1) a cover letter specifically addressing required education, experience, and preferred qualifications;
2) a curriculum vitae; and
3) a list of three professional references.

Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts.
For additional information or inquiries, contact: Dr. Gitima Sharma, Search Committee Chair; Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation; California State University, Fresno, 5005 N. Maple Avenue M/S ED3; Fresno, CA 93740-8025; Phone: 559-278-0069; Email:

Other: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.