National University

POSITION: Assistant Professor of School Counseling
DEPARTMENT: Educational Administration and School Counseling/Psychology
LOCATION: Rancho Cordova, CA
The Educational Administration and School Counseling/Psychology Department at National
University seeks faculty enthusiastic about an opportunity to shape the future of School
Counseling. National University is the second largest, private, nonprofit institution of higher
education in California. Founded in 1971 with a mission to provide higher education access to
students unable to otherwise gain university caliber education, NU has led California in
preparing credentialed teachers every year since 2000. Currently National also ranks fourth in
the nation in granting master’s degrees in education to all minorities. The university’s careful
attention to students is evidenced by NU’s very high retention and graduation rates.
Recognition of NU’s high quality is further evidenced by its recent 10-year WASC
reaccreditation and initial accreditation by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher
Education (NCATE).
The Sanford College of Education is seeking individuals who a) aspire to shape higher education
and P-12 schools for years to come, b) inform their work through their research agenda, c) will
continue to grow as exemplary instructors by using up-to-date technology, and d) collaborate
with both internal and external constituencies.
The individual selected to fill this position will be expected to (1) assume responsibility for
master’s students in School Counseling programs; (2) advise and mentor master’s students of
diverse cultures and backgrounds; (3) engage in appropriate service activities at the
department, school, or university level; (4) establish and maintain relationships with
department faculty, administrators, and staff in academic centers throughout California; and (5)
establish and maintain strong professional relationships with school districts in the greater
Sacramento County region.
An earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited university in the area of School Counseling, or related discipline. A California credential in Pupil Personal Services in School Counseling is preferred.
1. Excellence in teaching. An exemplary record of teaching at the graduate level is preferred.
2. An established or emerging line of research (including publications and/or presentations at state, national and/or international conferences).
3. A record of collaboration with school districts and community partners.
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member across the University.
5. Demonstrated leadership skills for continuing program improvement.
Salary: Competitive
National University faculty enjoy excellent working conditions. Professional advancement and stability have been historical foundations upon which NU faculty have built their careers and academic programs. Review of faculty careers within NU’s non-tenure environment historically show advancement through the ranks, multiple year contracts, merit salary increases and generous professional development resources and highly collegial work environment within a university where shared governance is taken seriously.
Application materials should include all of the following items:
• Letter of interest describing how research, teaching, and other professional qualifications meet required and desired qualifications expressed in this vacancy notice
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
National University is an equal opportunity employer and educator. National University does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its policies, procedures or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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