Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Counseling (Tenure Track)

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Functional TitleAssistant/Associate Professor, Educational Counseling (Tenure Track) Position Details

Job Description Summary

The University of La Verne’s LaFetra College of Education (LFCE) is invites applications for a full-time 10-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Counseling. We seek a dynamic, creative, scholar-practitioner whose experience focuses on culturally sustaining educational counseling practices and advancing issues of diversity, access, and social justice in education and society.

The Educational Counseling Program emphasizes school counselor training, with concentrations in a Pupil Personnel Services 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 in the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model, the ASCA and American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Codes, and comprehensive knowledge of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences LPCC licensure process.

Established in 1891, the University of La Verne is an independent, nonprofit, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in Southern California founded on the university’s core values of leadership, caring, excellence, and diversity. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion of first-generation 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 under-served populations, particularly in urban and rural environments. The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population that is representative of the demographics in California. Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges – U.S. News and World Report, and Forbes Magazine, recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities.

Specific Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) program. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research program, as well as advising duties and committee assignments. Performs all duties and maintains all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values. Responsibilities include:
•Teach three courses per semester in the Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) program.
•Develop and maintain relationships with PK-16 districts.
•Participate in oversight of state credentialing (CCTC) and accreditation (CAEP) requirements for the Educational Counseling and PPS program, as well as university program reviews.
•Implementation of the Program and College Missions, and the University’s Mission and Strategic Vision.
•Service on college and university committees, and other duties as assigned. Attendance at university, college, department, and program meetings; service on university or college committees as appointed by Dean and/or program chair.
•Student Centered Duties and Responsibilities include: Interview applicants and administer writing assessments, serve as faculty advisor and point-of-contact for students regarding program policies and procedures, service cohorts through classroom visitations, maintaining office hours, and scheduling appointments as needed. Faculty coordination responsibilities.
•Potential for this candidate to assume various leadership roles within the program as assigned by program chair, including leadership of academic advisement of program students.
• Maintain an active research program and publication record in accordance with the discipline and University Faculty Handbook requirements.
•Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods, technologies and materials which assist students in meeting course objectives, are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, and engage the students in learning.
•Reviews, evaluates, reflects, and revises program curricula and teaching methods through an evaluation process of self-reflection.
•Contribute to advancing the goals of the program, college and university including focusing on student achievement, supporting diversity and fostering community engagement.
•Participates in department or college activities for students/student organizations to aid in retention.
•Participates in activities required to maintain program accreditation standards as well as professional organizations (as appropriate).

Minimum Qualifications

• Doctorate in Educational Counseling or related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, School Counseling, Educational Leadership)
• Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in Educational Counseling or School Psychology.
• Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners.

Preferred Qualifications

• 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
• Current LPCC certification or 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.

Benefits Summary

Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.

U.S. News & World Report rates La Verne Online No. 1 in California for the third consecutive year and 24th best in the country. Washington Monthly’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners” rankings place La Verne No. 3 among private, 4-year institutions in California.
La Verne is Tier 1 in U.S. News 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” National University rankings for the seventh straight year, and again made Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” rating (WASC Accredited).

LocationLa Verne Central Campus Posting Details

Posting Number2018-190145FASpecial Instructions to ApplicantsOpen Date08/13/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesPosting Specific Questions

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter with Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Samples of Published Research
  2. Course Syllabi
  3. Student Evaluations




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Posted: 8/22/2019
Application Due: 11/20/2019
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