San Francisco State University, Department of Counseling seeks applicants for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor position in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling (MFCC) beginning
August 2022. We seek a colleague who is committed to counselor education and whose
teaching and research interests include counseling for liberation, bilingual counseling, structural
competency, advocacy for systems level change, and/or serving the needs of culturally diverse
communities. 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.
Exciting Opportunity in the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University is a large, comprehensive
counselor education program with 8 full-time equivalent faculty, 15+ lecturer faculty, and more
than 140 students. The Department offers six counseling specialty areas: MFCC, College,
Career, School, Clinical Mental Health, and Gerontological Counseling. All are accredited by
CACREP (with the exception of Gerontological Counseling). Graduates of the MFCC program
are eligible to register in California as Associate Marriage & Family Therapists upon graduation.
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.
San Francisco State University is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system
and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. SFSU
faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and
growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. The mission of SFSU is to create
and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of
scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and
the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to
provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the
nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:
• Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body;
• Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that
is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging;
• Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage
critical thinking and a commitment to social justice;
• Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates
an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and
scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio;
• Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community
and the values of the campus;
• Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes
recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom
within the University community; and
• Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.
• Ph.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program is highly preferred
although candidates with an earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy,
Counseling, Clinical, or Community Psychology, or a related field will also be considered
with demonstrated counselor identity and/or experience.
• Evidence of, or potential, for scholarly productivity grounded in social and racial justice.
• Evidence of, or potential for, university teaching excellence in specialty and general
counseling courses utilizing inclusive and critical pedagogies.
• Ability to supervise clinical work and advise graduate counseling students
• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students
• Strong background in systemic approaches to therapy as well as multicultural, disability
justice, and social justice perspectives.
• A minimum of two years clinical practice experience providing and supervising couples,
family, and individual therapy.
• Experience providing bilingual counseling and/or supervision.
• Strong knowledge of California MFT laws and CACREP accreditation standards.
• Licensure/license eligibility as a MFT, MFCC, LCSW, or Psychologist.
• Prior experience teaching courses in the areas of couples, family, and child counseling
as well as general counseling courses.
• Knowledge of principles and methods for culturally responsive curriculum design,
instruction of individuals and groups, accessible pedagogy, and the assessment of
• Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions with students,
colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department,
college and university contexts.
• The position requires teaching core counseling and MFCC-specialized courses such as
child treatment, couples and family counseling, human sexuality, and
psychopharmacology, at the graduate level.
• Providing leadership in and strengthening of the MFCC program
• Supervising and advising MFCC students
• Serving on department and university committees and task groups
• Conducting research and publishing scholarly articles
• Engaging in professional service in local, national, and international levels
• Working collaboratively with department faculty and staff
• Demonstrating awareness, knowledge and skill integrating multicultural and social
justice competencies in practice and/or teaching;
• Demonstrating a commitment to the counseling profession through memberships, active
participation, and volunteer service to counseling organizations or journals;
• Engagement with marginalized communities and/or student groups;
• Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to
continue to produce original work that leads to research, grants, and/or publications in
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Application review begins October 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the
position is filled. A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration.
To apply, please go https://careers.pageuppeople.com/
to begin the application process and
upload the following materials:
1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes how you have demonstrated,
or conceptualize, a commitment and ability to address cultural diversity, systemic
inequities, and inclusive teaching and scholarly practices (500 words maximum)
4. Sample of scholarly papers and teaching evaluations if available
5. Two letters of recommendation
San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity 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.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who selfdisclose
by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily
before any employment with the CSU.
Please direct all questions about the position to the MFT Faculty Search Committee at email@example.com
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled