Assistant Professor of Educational Counseling and Lead Regional Faculty

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University of La Verne

Assistant Professor of Educational Counseling and Lead Regional Faculty

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!
The University of La Verne invites applications for a 10-month non-tenure track Assistant Professor and Lead Regional Faculty position in Educational Counseling for the LaFetra College of Education in conjunction with Regional and Online Campuses (ROC).
Founded on the university's core values of leadership, caring, excellence, and diversity, the Educational Counseling Program emphasized school counselor training, with concentrations in a Pupil Personnel Service Credential (California), School and Family Based Counseling (LPCC license-eligibility), Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Certification (certificate or concentration), and College Counseling. The Educational Counseling Program is seeking a candidate with a strong emphasis in diversity; social justice and advocacy; and knowledge of the American School Counseling Association's (ASCA) national model, the ASCA and American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics codes, and knowledge of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and LPCC licensure process.
The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying as “Hispanic/Latino”; 55% students of color; 10% international, and a large proportion of first generation college students. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and undeserved populations.
The LaFetra College of Education champions social equity for youth, adults, families, and communities by equipping and empowering advocates, and leaders. The LaFetra College of Education will lead the national conversation on advancing the careers of professionals and scholars who are highly competent advocates for equity and justice.
Faculty are expected to perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures, and core values.

Specific Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of the regional campuses in the Santa Clarita/Ventura area. Responsibilities include:

  • Faculty coordination responsibilities
  • Teach four courses each academic year
  • Selecting adjunct faculty and scheduling for regional campuses in conjunction with other Lead Regional Faculty.
  • Evaluation and review of evaluations and performance of Adjunct Faculty.
  • Attendance at university, college, department, and program meetings; service on university or college committees as appointed.
  • Cohort responsibilities
  • Maintain 3-4 cohorts
  • Communicate with Regional Administrator and Associate Dean of ROC regarding cohorts and Organizational Meetings (attendance required).
  • Student Candidate responsibilities
  • Interview applicants and administer writing assessments.
  • Serve as faculty advisor and point-of-contact for students regarding program policies and procedures, including being current with the requirements for students who pursue a professional clinical counselor internship number in our SFBC program.
  • Service cohorts through classroom visitations, maintaining office hours, and scheduling appointments as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling or related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, School Counseling, Educational Leadership).
  • California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential - School Counseling, or acquisition of credential upon hire.
  • Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners.
  • Experience in school counseling
  • California license-eligibility or a current license as a master’s or doctoral level clinician from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or California Board of Psychology.
  • Doctorate in Educational Counseling or related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, School Counseling, Educational Leadership).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current PPS Credential - School Counseling in California.
  • Current research agenda in school counseling and ability to conduct scholarly activities in the field.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, or other language common in California’s student demographics.
  • Extensive knowledge in the use of technology in online teaching and student data bases in schools.

Location: Ventura County Campus

Special Instructions: This position specifically oversees the Santa Clarita/Oxnard area. Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter with Teaching Philosophy Teaching Evaluations List of 3-5 Professional References Optional Documents: Samples of Published Research Course Syllabi Letters of Recommendation: Reference contact information will be added in the application process. An auto-generated message with response link will be sent to email address provided.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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Posted: 7/31/2019
Application Due: 9/16/2019
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