Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Counseling & School Psychology (Tenure Track)

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University of La Verne

Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Counseling & School Psychology (Tenure Track)

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne's LaFetra College of Education (LFCE) is inviting applications for a full-time 10-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Counseling & School Psychology (Lead Regional Faculty). We seek a dynamic, creative, scholar-practitioner whose experience focuses on culturally sustaining educational counseling practices and advancing 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. It 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 focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population that is representative of California's demographics. 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.

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!

Specific Duties:
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the academic experiences of Educational Counseling and School Psychology students at our Bakersfield campus as the Lead Regional Faculty Member. The faculty member will teach 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 by college policies, procedures, and Core Values. Responsibilities include:

  • Teach three courses per semester in the Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) program, including teaching at a regional campus in Bakersfield, CA.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with PK-16 districts.
  • Participate in oversight of state credentialing (CCTC) 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 the program chair, including leadership of academic advisement of program students.
  • Maintain an active research program and publication record per the discipline and University Faculty Handbook requirements.
  • Plans develops and uses effective teaching methods, technologies, and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives. They are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles and engage them in learning.
  • Reviews evaluates, reflects, and revises program curricula and teaching methods through an evaluation process of self-reflection.
  • Contribute to advancing the program’s goals, 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 and professional organizations (as appropriate).

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Educational Counseling or related field (e.g., School Counseling, School Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, 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 languages common in California’s student demographics
  • Extensive knowledge in the use of technology in online teaching and student databases 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.

Location: Kern County Campus

Special Instructions:
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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Job No:
Posted: 2/9/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time