Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Counseling (Tenure Track)

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University of La Verne
Location
La Verne Central Campus

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Functional Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Counseling (Tenure Track)

Job Description Summary:

The University of La Verne invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Counseling for the LaFetra College of Education. 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), Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Certification (SBBC), Social Justice in Higher Education (SJHE) and School and Family Based Counseling (LPCC license-eligibility).

The Educational Counseling Program is seeking a candidate with a strong emphasis in diversity, social justice, and advocacy as well as knowledge in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling programs. Candidates must have practical knowledge in the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model and Ethics Code.

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 teaching courses in the Educational Counseling program. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research program, participate in undergraduate and graduate education, as well as advising duties and committee assignments. Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures, and university core values.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engage in teaching on the main campus and/or regional campus locations in the Educational Counseling program to meet program and student needs.
  • Potential for candidate to assume various leadership roles within the program as assigned by the program chair, including leadership of academic advisement of program students.
  • Participate in oversight of state credentialing (CCTC) and accreditation requirements for the Educational Counseling and PPS program, as well as university program reviews.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with PK-12 districts.
  • Implementation of Program, College, and University Mission and Strategic Vision.
  • Maintain an active research program and publication record in accordance with the discipline and University Faculty Handbook requirements.
  • Attendance at university, college, department, and program meetings.
  • Service on college or university committees as appointed by Dean and/or program chair, other duties as assigned.
Student Centered Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Participate in program applicant interview process.
  • Serve as faculty advisor and point of contact for students regarding program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in college-related activities such as registration, student retention, and faculty selection.
  • Maintain posted office hours, electronic communication, schedule appointments as needed, and respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates student work constructively and provides timely feedback.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and revise teaching methods through a self-valuation/self-reflection process.
  • Develop and uses a syllabus and course information material for each course, laboratory, or clinical setting within state, college, and departmental guidelines within University’s learning management system (LMS).
  • Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods and materials which are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and engages the students in learning.
  • Contribute to advancing the goals of the department and university including focus on student achievement, supporting diversity, and fostering community engagement.
  • Maintain high standards of competence in the discipline(s) and teaching methodologies through professional development activities.
  • Meets or exceeds professional standards, APA mandated guidelines, and discipline-specific requirements, as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Participates in activities required to maintain program accreditation standards as well as professional organizations (as appropriate)
  • Contributes to programs and activities that support departmental goals.
  • Participate in full regalia in official graduation ceremonies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Educational Counseling or related field (e.g. School Counseling, Counseling and Guidance, Educational Leadership, Counseling Psychology).
  • Possession of California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in Educational Counseling or ability to acquire credential upon hire.
  • Experience in K-12 School Counseling
  • Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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 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.

Location:

La Verne Central Campus

Posting Number:

2018-190185FA

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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 first-generation. 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 underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at http://www.laverne.edu.

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