Assistant Professor - School Psychology - #21-12

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Educational Psychology & Counseling

Faculty Hire Number: 21-12

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track; School Psychology

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2021 (Contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget


Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

About the College:

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  • Teach core and specialty courses in School Psychology, which includes chairing thesis/project/ comprehensive examination committees.
  • Participate in program development, coordination, and evaluation.
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor students who have been historically marginalized/traditionally underserved and are differently-abled.
  • Train school psychologists 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 collaboratively 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.


  • Earned doctorate in school psychology or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Within two years of hire, eligible for CA Advanced Pupil Personnel Services Credential – School Psychology.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor and work with a diverse graduate student population.
  • Potential to make significant scholarly and professional contributions in area of specialty.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated professional experience working with children, families, educators, schools, and/or community support systems that serve traditionally underserved/historically marginalized communities.
  • Ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse populations, including differently-abled students and historically marginalized student groups.


  • Proven excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Applied skills sufficient to teach practicum and internship courses and conduct supervision with trainees in school psychology.
  • Experience in program advisement, planning, development, and assessment.
  • Experience in technology and its use for assessment, evaluation, and student engagement in higher education and professional settings.
  • Experience with program evaluation, accreditation, and report writing.
  • Research, publications, or equivalent professional contributions in area(s) of specialty.
  • Experience and/or training in external grant writing.

 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 budgetary considerations.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2020.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit to the address below, a letter of intent addressing each of the required qualifications: a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for the finalists), three current letters of reference, if previously taught in higher education, records and/or evaluations of teaching effectiveness, and when available, other evidence that supports successful experience in recruiting, mentoring, and advising diverse graduate student groups.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Evidence of degree(s) and license/license eligibility required at time of hire.

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:

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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General Information:

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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 Educational Psychology and Counseling department at (818) 677-2599.

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