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Department: Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

Appointment: Open Rank, Tenure-Track

Effective: August 2023

Area of Specialization: Counseling


The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for two tenure-track, open rank professor positions in Counseling beginning August 2023. The Counseling program is a master's degree program that houses two distinct concentrations: professional counseling and school counseling. The professional counseling concentration prepares students to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC), as regulated by The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, while the school counseling concentration prepares students for a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS), as granted by the California Teaching Commission. We also offer a minor in Counseling and Social Change, as this minor intends to offer an interdisciplinary approach that invites students to explore the ways social and political contexts shape people’s experiences, relationships, and the stories that shape us. We are seeking energetic and innovative candidates who have a background in counseling and/or school counseling with particular interest and practice in postmodern counseling with emphasis on equity, social justice, restorative justice, and culturally sustaining approaches. Bilingual applicants and those with multicultural experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Typical Activities

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the evenings, practicum and fieldwork/placement supervision, scholarly activity, curriculum development, and service to the university and community. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of courses in clinical counseling and/or school counseling at both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at

Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in Counseling or a related field is required by time of appointment.
  • Candidates with ABDs will be considered. Candidates graduating by August 2023 will be considered.

Competitive Qualifications

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching at the college level.
  • Experience in counseling in mental health and community settings and/or in schools.
  • Knowledge and training in post-modern/post-structural therapies with evidence of ability to incorporate this into teaching pedagogy.
  • Experience in service learning and student fieldwork/placement supervision.
  • Candidates with a California PPS credential and/or an LPCC (or equivalent) license or eligibility for a license to practice counseling in the community will be preferred.
  • Demonstrate evidence of scholarly activity, publication, and innovation is valued, as demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice, diversity, and culturally sustaining approaches in the field of counseling.


The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling (SRC) is one of three departments in the College of Education and serves over 400 graduate students seeking master's degrees and post-baccalaureate credentials in special education, rehabilitation counseling, school psychology, and counseling. To find out more about the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling please visit

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair Dr.

Edwin Hernandez

(909) 537-4503

[email protected]


Department Chair

Dr. Angi Stone-MacDonald

[email protected]


For full consideration, submit the following required documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter that includes:
    1. A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy and how this relates to the job description
    2. A statement of your research experience/plans
    3. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.
  3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
  4. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  5. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. 
  6. A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin September 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

More details and link to apply to the positions can be found at:

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