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The Department of Counselor Education at San José State University in California is recruiting two new tenure-track Assistant Professors specializing in Educational & Clinical Counseling to join our department in the 2022-23 Academic Year.  While we will begin reviewing applications on October 18th, the positions will remain open until the successful candidates are selected.  The position announcement and application portal link can be found here: https://jobs.sjsu.edu/en-us/job/505251/assistant-professor-counselor-education

We seek candidates with professional experience in educational and/or mental health counseling within K-12 and/or postsecondary educational settings, a record of successful teaching experience at the college level, a demonstrated ability to effectively partner with schools and/or colleges, an established record of scholarship, and a demonstrated ability of successfully mentoring students in research and professional development.  Applicants should also be skilled and demonstrably committed to supporting the development, well-being, and success of students whose racial, ethnic, gender, and/or sexual identities remain underserved within K-12 and postsecondary education sectors.

We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues 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: http://www.sjsu.edu/counselored/).

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.

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

  • 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).
  • Evidence of a commitment to justice, diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion in counseling work.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach clinical, mental health, and/or educational counseling theories, practices, and policies within a graduate counselor educator preparation program.
  • Evidence of a promising agenda of research in counseling or education.
  • Evidence of applied knowledge in one or more of the following areas: counseling theory and practice; group dynamics; individual, group, crisis, and career counseling; consultation and collaboration; program development, assessment, and evaluation; counselor supervision; and law and ethics, as demonstrated by clinical practice and/or teaching experience.
  • Additionally, 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • Expertise and experience in community college and other post-secondary educational settings
  • Expertise, teaching, and/or scholarly record focused on counseling, development, and success of Chicanx/Latinx students and communities within K-12 and/or postsecondary education and/or community 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 K-12 and/or postsecondary education and/or community 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 K-12 or 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

  • Teaching graduate courses in the M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, PPSC, and LPCC programs.
  • Supervising and advising students in their respective program plans and field experiences.
  • Mentoring students in research and professional development, including supervising projects and theses.
  • Maintaining a research agenda related to issues in counseling and pK-16 education.
  • Collaborating 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.
  • 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 advising.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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 referees who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications as described in this position announcement (three reference letters will be required of finalists).

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Jason A. Laker, Search Chair, at jason.laker@sjsu.edu.  Please include Job No. 505251 on all correspondence.

Conditional Offer

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU 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 CSU 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. The 2020 #1 Most Transformative University in the nation according to Money Magazine, San José State is an essential partner in the 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. This cutting-edge research, combined with its world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.

Equal Employment Statement

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.

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