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San Francisco State University
  • Position Number: 4559316
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Counselor Education

Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling

Job No: 531280
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Behavioral Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

San Francisco State University, Department of Counseling offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in School Counseling beginning August 7, 2024. We seek a colleague who specializes in school counseling and is committed to counselor education. Multilingual candidates experienced in working with diverse students and those that have been historically marginalized in the K-12 education system preferred. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program. Required qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or closely related terminal degree in Counselor Education required. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students. About San Francisco State University SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world's great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective. Mission Statement San Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world. Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more: Strategic Planning | Strategic Planning ( About the Department The Department of Counseling at SF State is a large, comprehensive counselor education program with 8 full-time equivalent faculty, 20+ lecturer faculty, and more than 140 students. The Department offers six counseling specialty areas: School, College, Career, Clinical Mental Health, Gerontological Counseling, and Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. All specialty areas are accredited by CACREP (with the exception of Gerontological Counseling). The School Counseling Program is a nationally accredited school counseling program (CACREP) that is fully aligned with current National and State level School Counseling Program Standards and the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling. The School Counseling Program is also a 2023 US Department of Education Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant awardee. The mission of the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University is to train the next generation of counselor leaders who recognize that the liberation of all communities is only possible when an intersectional, participatory, community-driven approach to counseling is practiced. Our training program is grounded in the belief that counseling, as a field of practice, affords professionals the knowledge and skills needed to carry out social justice work via strengths-based healing and wellness, advocacy, critical consciousness development, and action-oriented scholarship and research. Responsibilities: The position requires teaching graduate courses in core counseling, school counseling specialization, and practicum and internship courses; mentoring and advising graduate students; developing active ongoing scholarship in one's area of specialty; working collaboratively with department faculty and staff; serving on department and university committees and task groups; providing leadership in and strengthening of the School Counseling program; engaging in professional service at various levels (e.g., local, state, national, and international); demonstrating commitment to the counseling profession through memberships, active participation, and volunteer service to counseling organizations or journals. Compensation: The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is: $89,000 to $92,000 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $7,417 to $7,667 per month. Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work ( Professional development funds, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits. Application Procedure A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. 1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. A statement that is no more than 500 words explaining how your experience, teaching, and scholarship align with the commitment of the Department of Counseling to create inclusive and affirmative educational spaces that foster our students' capacity to work with diverse communities. Please provide specific examples. 4. Samples of scholarly papers and/or projects, teaching philosophy, description of research interests, or other relevant materials. 5. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request. Please direct all questions about the position to: Tiffany O'Shaughnessy, PhD, School Counseling Faculty Search Chair at email CSU strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations. San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page ( )

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