Faculty Position - Counselor Education

Employer
California Lutheran University
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Faculty Position - Counselor Education

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: .75
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Basic Function:
Background: The Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) invites applicants for a Lecturer or tenure track Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, depending upon qualifications, beginning in fall of 2022. Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,810 undergraduate and 1,316 graduate students who come from more than 61 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 49.8% of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups, and over 42% of freshmen are first generation students. The Department of Counselor Education prepares ethical, empathic, and socially responsible counselors and leaders to be advocates for access, equity, and inclusion in educational institutions through a critically reflective curriculum rooted in social change and community engagement.The department offers master's degrees in both Counseling and College Student Personnel (higher education and student affairs counseling) and Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services (K-12 school counseling). Common responsibilities for the position include teaching in the M.S. programs/credential courses, master's student advisement, and service to the university and broader community. The incumbent will be required to teach at both our Thousand Oaks and Oxnard campuses.Background: The Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) invites applicants for a Lecturer or tenure track Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, depending upon qualifications, beginning in fall of 2022. Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,810 undergraduate and 1,316 graduate students who come from more than 61 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 49.8% of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups, and over 42% of freshmen are first generation students.

Representative Duties:
Responsibilities for Lecturer· Carry a 32-unit course load per academic year, primarily teaching courses in the Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services program (K-12 school counseling).· Exhibit a commitment to cultural proficiency and an understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of university students· Actively advise and mentor master’s students from diverse cultures and backgrounds· Collaborate with department faculty, university administrators, and K-12 school partners to maintain and strengthen the Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services program and its community engagement· Participate in service to the department, school, university, and P-22 (i.e., preschool through higher education) community· Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within the subject, field or discipline Responsibilities for Assistant Professor (tenure-track)· Carry a 24-unit course load per academic year, primarily teaching courses in the Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services program (K-12 school counseling).· Exhibit a commitment to cultural proficiency and an understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of university students· Actively advise and mentor master’s students from diverse cultures and backgrounds· Develop and maintain an active record of scholarship · Engage in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and/or publications · Collaborate with department faculty, university administrators, and K-12 school partners to maintain and strengthen the Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services program and its community engagement· Participate in service to the department, school, university, and P-22 (i.e., preschool through higher education) community· Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within the subject, field or discipline



Knowledge Of:
• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
• Principles and best practices of effective teaching
• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
• University curricula
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Modern computing technology
• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress



Ability To:
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline



Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications for Lecturer

· Possession of a master’s degree in School Counseling and a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) in school counseling credential (or out-of-state equivalent) with at least two years of experience as a professional school counselor in an ethnically and linguistically diverse public K-12 school setting· Experience teaching at the graduate level, preferably in the area of K-12 school counseling· Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity. Please see CLU’s diversity statement: https://www.callutheran.edu/about/diversity.html Minimum Qualifications for Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

· Possession of an appropriate earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in school counseling, educational psychology, educational leadership, or a related field· Possession of a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) in school counseling credential (or out-of-state equivalent) with at least two years of experience as a professional school counselor in an ethnically and linguistically diverse public K-12 school setting· Experience teaching at the graduate level, preferably in the area of K-12 school counseling· Evidence of research and scholarship in K-12 school counseling· Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity. Please see CLU’s diversity statement: https://www.callutheran.edu/about/diversity.html



Preferred Qualifications:
· 5+ years as a professional school counselor in K-12 school settings, preferably in public and/or public charter schools· Knowledge of and experience with local, state and national educational issues and trends across the P-22 pipeline · Experience teaching and/or expertise in at least two of the following areas: K-12 school law, career development theory, counseling theories and approaches, group/individual counseling, and school counseling services aligned with the ASCA National Model. · Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology and interest in teaching research and assessment courses · A record of collaboration and leadership with school districts and community partners, resulting in continuing program improvement for school counseling candidates· Engagement in professional associations, such as the California Association of School Counselors or American School Counselor Association · Potential interest in leadership roles and service opportunities within the department and University· Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Licenses and Other Requirements:


Physical Abilities:


Working Environment:
Indoor classroom environment; seated for extended periods of time; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Posting Number: Faculty000362020
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 08/22/2022
Position End Date:
Open Date: 07/30/2021
Close Date: 9/27/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Review of applications will begin September 27, 2021. Make sure to include the following with your application:
  1. A cover letter, including a statement about how the candidate’s experiences will further the HSI designation of the university and the unique needs of underrepresented students
  2. A complete resume/curriculum vitae
  3. A brief statement of teaching philosophy and how the candidate’s teaching adapts to the needs of underrepresented ethnic minority students and first generation college students
  4. A one-page statement of research, creative, and/or scholarly activities (for those being considered for the tenure-track assistant professor position only)
  5. List of references (optional)


To apply, visit https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/7495

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.


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