Counseling (21-19)

  • California State University (CSU) Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Human and Social Services

Job Description

Department: Ed. Psychology & Counseling
Program: Marriage and Family Therapy
Faculty Hire Number: 21-19
Rank: Assistant Professor
Effective Date of Appointment: August 25, 2021 (Contingent upon Provost's approval and budget considerations)
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN's Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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About the College:
For more information about the Michael D. College of Education see:

About the Department:
For more information about the Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling, see:

About the Program:
CSUN's marriage and family therapy master's degree program prepares students to serve the diverse populations of Southern California and is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The MFT faculty is a dynamic and dedicated group of professionals who work collaboratively to offer a cutting-edge program that prepares students to work in community mental health with an emphasis on social justice values. The program has two community clinics, Strength United and the Mitchell Family Counseling Center. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, research, and service to the community.

• Earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field from an accredited university.
• Commitment to social justice evidence in scholarship, teaching practices, and/or clinical training.
• Clinical experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, families, and couples.
• Demonstrated professional experience working with community mental health systems that serve diverse communities.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse populations.
• Potential to make significant scholarly and professional contributions in area of specialty.
• Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues and between the specialty program and the department, university, and local community.
• LMFT or clinical license eligible in California within two years of hire.
• Eligibility for AAMFT Approved Supervisor status within two years of hire. As a COAMFTE accredited program, maintaining AAMFT Approved Supervisor status is required for all core faculty.

• Proven excellence in teaching at the university level.
• Clinical and applied skills sufficient to teach practicum courses and conduct live supervision with trainees in marriage and family therapy.
• Experience with oversight of training clinic, clinical program, or similar administrative experience.
• Research, publications, or equivalent professional contributions in area(s) of specialty.
• Experience and/or training in external grant writing.
• Experience in COAMFTE-accredited program preferred.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor and work with a diverse student population.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

All positions are contingent upon Provost's approval and budget considerations.

• Teach core and specialty courses in marriage and family therapy, which includes chairing thesis/project/comprehensive examination committees.
• Participate in program development, coordination, and evaluation, including accreditation maintenance and data collection.
• Recruit, advise, and mentor diverse students.
• Train therapists who can effectively work with diverse populations and collaborate with other professionals.
• Pursue funding for, conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialty.
• Serve on department, college, and university committees and work collaborative with colleagues.
• Remain current in field(s) of specialty through on-going professional development.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following:

• Letter of intent addressing each of the required qualifications above
• Curriculum vitae,
• Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for the finalists)
• One current letter of reference required; optionally up to three reference letters may be submitted
• Records and/or evaluations of teaching effectiveness (optional)
• One example of publication (optional)

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:
This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

Inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Diane Gehart
Chair, MFT Faculty Search Committee
Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is 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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Educational Psychology & Counseling Department (EPC) at (818) 677-2599.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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