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Assistant or Associate Professor - College Counseling and Student Affairs

San José State University
San José

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Job no: 518858
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Position Rank and Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, College Counseling and Student Affairs

School/Department Name: Counselor Education

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. Anticipated annual salary range: Assistant Professor - $86,000 - $94,000, Associate Professor - $94,000 - $102,000. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.

Target Start Date: August 17, 2023

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin March 18, 2023 – extended date (Applications accepted until position is filled or search closed)

Position Description

The Department of Counselor Education (EDCO) at San José State University is recruiting a new tenure-track faculty colleague to join our department beginning in the 2023-24 Academic Year at the rank of Assistant Professor. We invite applicants with expertise in counseling and student support within higher education. Scholars who specialize in community college contexts are especially welcome to apply.

We look forward to welcoming our new colleague to join in preparing our nearly 200 talented and diverse graduate students for educational counseling and related careers in K-12, postsecondary, and community-based contexts. We and our graduates share commitments to advocacy, social justice, and life-long learning. Our students complete a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance with the option to add courses and fieldwork leading to the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) School Counseling Credential (required to work as K-12 School Counselors in California), and a Child Welfare & Attendance Authorization. Students also have the option to complete preparatory courses and fieldwork associated with Associate & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC/LPCC) requirements (see: Our department faculty are centered in strong ethical practice, open and inclusive communication, creativity, and academic freedom.

EDCO is one of seven departments in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, whose faculty, students, staff, alumni, and partners are dedicated to creating meaningful, equitable, and inclusive learning experiences for our diverse community. We take an emancipatory stance in our teaching, research, and service activities. In collaboration with our partners across campus and in the community, we strive to make an impact by transforming our schools and shaping our society to become just and democratic. Our Lurie College family includes approximately 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 100 lecturers, 20 staff, and 1,800 students across seven different departments. We are looking for colleagues who are dedicated to critically engaging in their teaching and research, who see strength in the diversity of our student community, and who are committed to challenging themselves and the college as we seek to grow and strengthen our work.

The Department of Counselor Education (EDCO) and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold an earned doctorate (e.g., Ed.D., Ph.D., Psy.D.) from an accredited university in Counselor Education, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Student Affairs & College Counseling, Social Work, Behavioral Health, or related field (ABD applicants will be considered if terminal degree will be conferred prior to appointment).
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially, linguistically, and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
  • Applicants should demonstrate expertise and potential to teach and conduct research about key issues associated with college counseling such as clinical issues, mental health, college student development and/or educational counseling theories, practices, assessment, career development, supervision, and policy issues within a graduate counselor educator preparation program.
  • Applicants should demonstrate evidence of a commitment to justice, diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion in counseling work; and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
  • Practitioner experience within the community college sector and/or record of research on community college students and settings.
  • Expertise, teaching, and/or scholarly record focused on college student counseling, college student development, and success of racially minoritized students and communities within community college settings.
  • Expertise, teaching, and/or scholarly record focused on counseling, development, and success of students representing the diversities of gender and sexual identities, expressions, and experiences within community college settings.
  • Potential in curriculum development.
  • Current counseling-related license(s) and/or credential(s).
  • Graduate-level teaching experience.
  • Evidence of engagement in, and recent publications and/or conference presentations related to postsecondary educational or mental health counseling.
  • Written and spoken fluency in two or more languages represented within the communities of the Bay Area of California.

Key Responsibilities

  • The candidate will teach graduate courses in the M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, K-12 school counseling and professional clinical counseling programs.
  • The candidate will supervise and advise students in their respective program plans and field experiences.
  • The candidate will mentor students in research and professional development, including supervising projects and theses.
  • The candidate will maintain a research agenda related to issues in counseling and PK-16 education.
  • The candidate will collaborate with faculty to support program coordination, program evaluation, curriculum development, recruitment and admissions processes, and developing durable internship and career development partnerships with area schools and colleges.
  • The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
  • Faculty will utilize SJSU’s Learning Management System (LMS) in connection to their courses.
  • The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Other Duties

Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • diversity statement
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • research plans
  • contact information for three references

Inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Kyoung Mi Choi, Search Committee Chair at, or Professor Jason Laker, Department Chair at Please include Job No on all correspondence.

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a leading transformative educational institution, San José State is an essential partner in the technological, economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship, student-centered learning, diverse communities, and commitment to social justice, allow SJSU to provide life-changing opportunities and advance the public good locally and globally.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Campus Security and Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Advertised: March 01, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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