Assistant Professor: Rehabilitation Counseling

Job description

San Diego State University’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP) seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member (Assistant Professor rank) with expertise in one or more of the following domains: counselor licensure, distance learning program operations, and/or rehabilitation technology.  Applicants must meet the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) criteria pertaining to core faculty members in rehabilitation counseling programs.  Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, or a closely-related field.  Applicants must possess the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential or demonstrate a plan to obtain the CRC.  Applicants should possess strong research interests and abilities as evidenced by an appropriate record of research and publication in top-tier rehabilitation journals.  Teaching experience at the graduate level is required, along with demonstrated potential to secure external funding and coordinate collaborative research, demonstration, and/or service-delivery projects.  Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with experience and academic preparation. Application review will begin in January of 2021, and the position will remain open until it is filled.

The RCP is accredited by CACREP and prepares students to attain certification and to practice under the legal and ethical considerations outlined in the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice. The RCP, ranked #4 by U.S. News & World Report, offers dynamic educational coursework, uses creative and innovative teaching methods, and offers research opportunities and support in acquiring external funding. The RCP offers campus-based and distance learning options. Additionally, RCP students can pursue a program concentration leading to the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license in the state of California, as well as certificate programs in Cognitive Disabilities, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Technology, and Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities. See our website at for more information.

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. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two or more of these criteria.

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See http://www.sdsu.edufor more information.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Apply via Interfolio at Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, a writing sample (i.e., peer reviewed article or book chapter), and contact information for three persons who will submit letters of recommendations on the applicant’s behalf via Interfolio. 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Tucker at [email protected]

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 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.




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Posted: 12/15/2020
Application Due: 2/13/2021
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