Assistant/Associate Professor, School Psychology (Tenure Track)

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Assistant/Associate Professor, School Psychology (Tenure Track)

Job Description Summary:

The LaFetra College of Education recognizes the need to develop leaders and educators who can apply research-based approaches to practice while maintaining the social consciousness to address inequities in current societal structures. With that in mind, the School Psychology Program seeks candidates with a strong emphasis in diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. Candidates must possess knowledge of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, NASP Practice Model Organizational Principles, and the NASP Ethics codes. Additionally, candidates must have a strong record of experience within the K-12 education system, facility in higher education teaching and leadership demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with faculty, administrators, school district personnel, and community partners. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position includes academic advising and administrative support in the School Psychology Program. This faculty position will be instrumental in supporting the expansion of the program to our Regional and Online Campuses.

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:

* Teach courses in the School Psychology program.
* Develop and maintain relationships with PK-12 districts.
* Participate in oversight of state credentialing (CCTC) requirements for the School Psychology program, as well as university program reviews.
* Implementation of the Program and College Missions, and the University’s Mission and Strategic Vision.
* Advisement of program students as assigned by the program chair.
* Attendance at university, college, department, and program meetings.
* Provide administrative support to the program chair.
* Participate in panel interviewing of student candidates.
* Coordinate school psychology student organization and serve as point of contact for students.
* Service cohorts through classroom visitations, maintaining office hours, and scheduling appointments.

Minimum Qualifications:

* The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in School Psychology, Education or a related field, professional experience and documented achievement commensurate with a tenure track position in education
* Minimum of three years’ experience in school psychology K-12
* Experience working with a diverse school faculty, families, and student population, working knowledge of IDEA, NASP Practice Model, and promotion of positive behavior/mental health in schools.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong leadership capabilities and a demonstrated commitment to integrity and fairness.
* Knowledge of current pedagogy and skills in the use of technology in online teaching environment and student data bases in schools
* Possession of a currently valid Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential – School Psychology
* Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners.

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.


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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

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