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Assistant or Associate Professor - College Counseling and Student Affairs

California State University System
San Jose, CA
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Mar 20, 2024

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The Department of Counselor Education (EDCO) at San José State University invites well-qualified applicants to submit materials for consideration as we anticipate welcoming a new tenure-track faculty colleague beginning in the 2024-25 Academic Year at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate (Tenured) Professor.

We seek a candidate with professional experience in educational and/or mental health counseling within postsecondary educational settings, a record of successful teaching experience at the college level, a demonstrated ability to effectively partner with colleges and schools, an established record of scholarship, and a demonstrated ability of successful mentoring of students in research and professional development. Ideally, our new colleague will have expertise and experience in counseling within community college and/or other post-secondary educational settings; and both should 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 the postsecondary education sector.

Our department faculty like and respect each other, centering strong ethical practice, open and inclusive communication, creativity, and academic freedom. 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 or without a 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:

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 have earned a 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.
* Candidates must have evidence of teaching or related educational practitioner experience in college counseling, student affairs, adult education, career/vocational counseling/development, assessment, supervision, and/or related policy issues within collegiate and student services contexts.
* For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and scholarship. For appointment at the associate rank, candidates must have broad teaching experience and significant scholarly and professional accomplishments.
* Applicants should demonstrate evidence of a promising agenda of research in counseling or education as demonstrated by publication and presentation activity.
* Applicants should demonstrate evidence of applied knowledge in three or more of the following areas: college student development theories, student affairs and college counseling, 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.
* Applicants should demonstrate evidence of a commitment to justice, diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion in counseling and/or student development 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.

Desired Qualifications

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

* Experience working with and/or teaching students in collegiate settings (e.g., student services, counseling, organizational change and consultation, human growth and development, student service management, college outreach). An interest in developing grants, initiating and publishing research, and presenting at conferences and other settings in areas of counseling, higher education, and/or student affairs/services also preferred. Evidence of the ability to use learning technologies in teaching is also desirable.
* Potential and/or demonstrated experience in curriculum development.
* Current counseling-related license(s) and/or credential(s).
* Graduate-level teaching experience.
* Expertise and experience utilizing and teaching quantitative research methods
* Evidence of engagement in, and recent publications and/or conference presentations related to postsecondary educational and/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 master's degree program in Counseling and Guidance, the PPS School Counseling Credential, and LPCC 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-20 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 incorporate use of the university'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.

Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., Data Security, FERPA, Preventing Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX, Health and Safety). The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.

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
* statement of research experience and plans
* three references with contact information or three reference letters (reference letters will be required of the successful candidate)

Inquiries may be directed to the Professor Jason Laker (Department and Search Committee Chair) at Please include Job Requisition number 533710 on all correspondence.

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California and requires commuting to the campus. Employment is contingent upon US residence and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 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

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