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San José State University – San José, California
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Connie L. Lurie College of Education
The faculty, students, staff, alumni, and partners of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education 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.


Department: Counselor Education
Job ID (JOID): 25134
Specialization: K-12 School/Educational Counseling
Rank: Assistant Professor


Doctorate from an accredited university (ABD applicant will be considered if terminal degree will be conferred prior to appointment) in Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology or related; evidence of teaching experience in counseling and school counseling, potential in research and curriculum development, and evidence of successful work with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and communities. Candidates should have expertise in K-12 school counseling theories, practices, and policies. Candidates must have demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the personal, educational, and community needs of a highly diverse K-12 school population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.


In addition to the required qualifications listed above, the ideal candidate will have one or more of the following:

  • A substantial record of success in addressing needs associated with ethnically and culturally diverse students and counseling settings
  • Expertise and/or experience engaging with families, communities, teachers, principals, and community-based agencies to support K-12 student success
  • Experience and facility with use of technology in teaching and counseling (e.g., LMS, online/hybrid courses, testing, social media, etc.)
  • Preparation and skill in assessment and research methods and analysis, particularly as they relate to accountability, compliance mechanisms, outcomes measurement, and psychometric testing in K-12 school settings
  • Experience in any of the areas of counseling assessment, accountability of school counseling programs, and/or assessment of counselor education
  • Interest and/or experience in developing grants and familiarity with quantitative research methods
  • Familiarity with certification, accreditation, debates, and trends in national and international educational sectors is desirable.
  • A Pupil Personnel Services Credential or its equivalent is desirable.

The candidate will teach graduate courses in Counselor Education; supervise students in practicum and fieldwork assignments; advise graduate students; participate in committee and other service within the department, college, university, and broader area and professional communities; and pursue research, development grants, and other scholarly activities. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, nationality, primary language, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, research, and advisement.


The Counselor Education Department at José State University offers a Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Counseling and Student Personnel with or without an additional Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) School Counseling Credential (required to work as K-12 School Counselors in California). Our faculty work closely with students to build effective counseling and assessment skills, nurture reflective thinking and inter-cultural awareness, and provide the experiences students need to become dynamic leaders committed to advocacy, social justice, and life-long learning.


Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 13, 2020
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 1, 2019 to


Position open until filled. Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2019.


Inquiries may be directed to: Professor Jason A. Laker, Search Committee Chair:

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.


San José State University enrolls over 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.


San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.


San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. 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. 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.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


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