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Assistant Professor in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

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A LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTING UNDER "Documents Needed to Apply" Statement of teaching philosophy to include: teaching interests/philosophy, counseling theoretical framework, and research agenda. Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include student evaluations or any other documentation that demonstrates effective teaching (must be combined into one PDF).

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Graduate & Prof Stds in Educ
Hiring Department Summary

The College of Education is a dynamic, engaged community that offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. We have long-standing partnerships with multiple professional communities, and area known for innovation, and the genuine commitment to diversity and social justice. For further information on our programs and faculty, please visit our website at

Essential Duties

The successful candidate’s area of responsibility for this position will be to work with students seeking a Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. Candidates will be expected to maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to the Counselor Education graduate degree programs; engage in graduate-level teaching, advising, and curriculum development/assessment; work collegially with other faculty; and participate in university and community engagement.

Other responsibilities include:
-Teach MCFC counseling and core counseling courses (in the candidate’s area of expertise) in a Counseling program seeking CACREP accreditation that leads to a Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Specialization Degree;
-Infuse multicultural and social justice content into all courses;
-Provide field supervision for trainees
-Provide academic advising to both current and prospective MCFC program students and hold weekly office hours
-Assist with student recruitment efforts, admissions process, and decision-making
-Participate in the continued development, implementation, evaluation, and accreditation of the MCFC program and work collaboratively with the Master’s in Counseling programs toward program and accreditation efforts
-Attend faculty meetings, serve on Branch, College, and University committees, and engage in scholarly activity and involvement in community service
-Actively engage in research that has local, regional and national impact
-Work collegially and actively with faculty and staff in the Graduate and Professional Studies Programs
-Engage in course development; teaching; program/curriculum evaluation; assessment and accreditation, including evaluation and assessment of students in terms of Counseling Competencies, BBS educational requirements, and WASC requirements
-Assist counseling faculty and staff in meeting California licensure standards for the Board of Behavioral Sciences
-Engage actively with other faculty to create and implement program evaluation processes and collaborate on faculty teams to investigate issues such as training competent practitioners, effective educational and admissions practices, cultural competency in training and service provision, clinical training, and therapy process and outcome

NOTE: Courses may meet in the late afternoon or evening.

Required Qualifications

-An earned doctorate in Counselor Education; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; Marriage and Family Therapy; or closely related field, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August, 2018.
-Demonstrated knowledge of and professional and/or research experience with children, adolescents, adults, and/or families from diverse backgrounds
-Clinical experience working with diverse populations
-Involvement in MCFC and professional counseling associations (e.g., ACA, AAMFT)
-Commitment to working successfully with a diverse post-secondary student population
-Knowledge related to trends and issues in marriage, couple, and family counseling
-Specialized knowledge related to family and systemic counseling theories

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working with graduate students in instruction, supervision, mentoring, and research-related activities
-Specialized knowledge and experience related to group and family counseling; multicultural counseling; assessment; and diagnosis and treatment planning
-Experience with CACREP, MFT, LPCC, or statewide accreditation/licensure processes
-Eligibility for licensure as an MFT or LPCC (with added scope of practice to counsel couples and families) in the State of California
-Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0040P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


Statement of teaching philosophy to include: teaching interests/philosophy, counseling theoretical framework, and research agenda.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include student evaluations or any other documentation that demonstrates effective teaching (must be combined into one PDF).

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents