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Assistant Professor of Educational Counseling

Employer
University of La Verne
Location
La Verne Central Campus

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Functional Title:

Assistant Professor of Educational Counseling

Job Description Summary:

The LaFetra College of Education (LFCE) at the University of La Verne invites applications for a 10-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor of Educational Counseling. 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.

The LaFetra College of Education’s mission is to Champion social equity for youth, adults, families, and communities by equipping and empowering scholarly, highly skilled practitioners; education advocates; and leaders. The intent is to lead the national conversation on advancing the careers of professionals and scholars who are highly competent advocates for equity and justice.

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.
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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:

Administrative Duties

  • 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.
  • Coordinates where appropriate or participates in Student Study Team meetings or other interventions as needed for ECSP students
  • Completes appropriate data collection processes as needed for program review, accreditation purposes and CTC mandates
  • Oversee the Intern application process, including screening, interviewing and collaborating with Credential Analysts for intern recommendations
  • Develops community partnerships through attendance at community events, support for district induction programs, and program promotion and recruitment in local districts
  • Maintains regular contact and communication with regional faculty and main campus faculty
  • 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.
  • Service on college or university committees as appointed by Dean and/or program chair, other duties as assigned.

Teaching
  • Keeps up with developments in the field of study
  • Demonstrates high standards, both academically and professionally
  • Evaluates student work constructively and provides timely feedback
  • Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods and materials which assists students in meeting course objectives, that are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, and engages the students in learning
  • Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods of communication; ensuring to respond to inquiries in a timely manner
  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials
  • Develops and uses a syllabus and course information materials for each course, laboratory, or clinical setting within state, college, and departmental guidelines

Professional Development
  • Maintains high standards of competence in the discipline(s) and teaching methodologies through professional development activities
  • Reviews, evaluates, reflects, and revises teaching methods through a process of self-reflection
  • Participates in the annual growth plan process for the LaFetra College of Education
  • Meets or exceeds professional standards and discipline-specific requirements, as appropriate to the discipline

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Valid CA PPS Credential – School Counseling
  • 3 – 5 years school counseling experience in PK-12
  • Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education or related field
  • Providing school counseling and/or school psychology services to students in an urban setting
  • Bilingual in Spanish, or other languages 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:

2018-190207FA

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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