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Tenure Track Faculty - Career Counseling

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
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Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure Track Faculty - Career Counseling

Job No: 519483
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

COLLEGE: Education

DEPARTMENT: Graduate and Professional Studies in Education

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor in Career Counseling


A dynamic and collegial faculty team offers programs in a variety of Counseling specialties and learning approaches. Ranked #4 in California for large institutions (US News), our graduate programs offer exceptional value to graduates and serve the region. Our programs emphasize specialized curriculums preparing candidates to work in diverse settings, including: private practice, state and federal government agencies, higher education settings, and community organizations.

About Counselor Education Team

We are a fun, collaborative group looking for a supportive and innovative team member, who is invested in student success and professional development. Check out our program IG to see all the creative activities our faculty, staff, and students are up to!


This is a full-time in-person tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the Fall 2023 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. The faculty member selected for this position is housed in the Graduate and Professional Studies branch in the College of Education. Courses may meet in the morning, late afternoon, or evening. Some weekend engagements are also likely. We are an on-ground, and in-person, program.

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $74,642.


Supporting Student Success

This faculty member will directly meet academic goals to support student success including advocating and supporting anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and university service. The faculty member selected for this position will teach graduate level CACREP core courses as well as Career Counseling concentration courses. In supporting our accreditation needs, the faculty member selected for this position will help improve our program learning outcomes and key performance indicators as evaluated through key signature assignments and dispositional evaluations. The faculty member will be actively contributing to advising and mentoring all students, especially BIPOC around professional growth, licensure, certification, and professional expectations in an effort to support student development. The faculty member selected for this position will support accreditation and program governance. The faculty member selected for this position will help in admission efforts and will help in responding to prospective students interested in the program, aiding in recruiting a diverse student body, and optimizing progress to degree completion. Finally, the faculty member will support the student leadership, therefore experience recommending, supporting, and mentoring students in leadership opportunities is preferred.

Supporting anti-racist and inclusive campus

The faculty member selected for this position will contribute to program evaluation and assessment that meet the standards of CACREP, BBS, and CTC and participate in ongoing program assessment that includes modifications necessary for infusing focused experiential and inclusive practices within both curriculum and graduate experiences. This new hire faculty member will work to ensure that our graduate EDC and undergraduate EDUC courses meet the anti-racist and inclusive university curriculum objectives. The new hire faculty position will help in building curriculum with an intersectionality lens that supports multiculturally competent practitioners, foster continual intersectional and interdisciplinary dialogue through brave spaces and inclusive spaces.

This faculty member will engage in course development; teaching; program/curriculum evaluation; assessment and accreditation, including evaluation and assessment of students in terms of Counseling Competencies, CACREP accreditation, BBS educational requirements, and WASC requirements. Furthermore, the faculty member will mentor students in research and presentations that address multicultural competence at local, regional, and national conferences which may include the College of Education Multicultural Education Conference. This faculty member will help lead the MS Counseling Program and larger COE Graduate and Professional Studies Branch in supporting and developing diverse faculty to support the university goal of culturally competent curriculum and inclusive experience for faculty, staff, and community members in the College of Education, University, and larger Sacramento Community. The faculty member selected for this position will work with part-time faculty to provide mentoring to part-time faculty to support the university goal of anti-racist curriculum and inclusive practices that are consistent across various sections within core and career counseling courses. This faculty member will be working collegially and collaboratively with our program area group inclusive of all specializations.

Supporting Anchor University Activities and Engagement

This new hire will contribute to the Anchor University Mission by participating in supervision out of our Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services (CCDS) and will help in supporting and integrating services to and within the community. This new faculty hire will participate in program grant writing activities focused on training and community partnerships, will contribute to the growth of the career counseling concentration, and supervision of interns in both career and clinical counseling settings. Furthermore, the faculty member selected for this position will mentor students in research and presentation opportunities at local, regional, national, and international conferences to build professional competencies within our graduate student body. This hire will help build national presence and exposure with mentoring students in activities such as the ACA Ethics Contest, CSI, potential study abroad opportunities, and other scholarly and writing opportunities. The hire will contribute to professional development and advocacy efforts in support of the Anchor University Mission. This faculty member will attend faculty meetings, serve on Program, Branch, College, and University committees, and actively engage in scholarly activity and involvement in community service.

This faculty member will help lead the MS Counseling Program and larger Sacramento community partners in professional development opportunities. The new hire will provide expertise in continuing education topics relevant to students, site-supervisors, and community members; activities include supervision training and other topics at our annual Spring Symposium and our annual Site Fair. The faculty will engage actively with other faculty to create and implement program evaluation processes and collaborate on faculty teams to investigate issues such as training culturally competent practitioners, effective educational and admissions practices, multicultural competency in training and service provision, anti-racist practices, clinical training, therapy process and outcomes. The new hire will participate in our community advisory committee meetings that occur biannually to help in building partnerships and gathering feedback for program improvement. The faculty member selected for this position will provide practicum and field supervision for trainees, with gatekeeping and anti-racist practice that supports career counseling students while keeping client welfare in mind. Furthermore, the position will assist the Field Work Coordinator identify new quality sites and develop partnerships that support fieldwork experiences.

NOTE: Faculty with diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

  • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education, or closely related field from a CACREP accredited program. ABD candidates will be considered from CACREP accredited programs. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 23, 2023.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. Teaching effectiveness can be demonstrated through a variety of ways including service learning, integration of prior clinical experience, distance learning, and creation of culturally responsive environments.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds as evidenced by scholarly pursuits, teaching evaluations, and letters of recommendations.
  • Demonstrated experience with inclusive, anti-racist practices, social-justice and equity work, within research, presentations, counseling, or work with students.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theoretical, professional, and practical dimensions of career development models.
  • Commitment to working successfully with a diverse post-secondary student population.
  • Demonstrated Counselor Education identity as evidenced by professional practice, active participation in counseling professional organizations, and research.
  • Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and students in service to the community focusing on growth and well-being of people and the communities. Service examples focus on challenging power differentials and uplifting the needs of others first.
  • Currently licensed as a Counselor in California or home state, or eligible to become licensed in California.

  • We are looking for an outstanding candidate with training and professional identification with counselor education. Specifically, we are looking for a tenure-track faculty with a specialization in career counseling with preferred experience in clinical and community settings, higher education, or K-12 schools and those with broader counseling experiences, will be considered, and are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrates a Career Counselor identity through experience working as a career counselor, researcher, professional membership in career counseling organizations, and experience with individuals from diverse populations.
  • Experience working with diverse graduate students in instruction, supervision, mentoring, and/or research- related activities.
  • Specialized knowledge and/or experience related to individual and group counseling; multicultural counseling; collaborative consultation; assessment in counseling; counseling theory; grant writing; career development theories, career systems development; addiction counseling; crisis and/or trauma counseling; and organization, administration, and supervision of students working in counseling, psychotherapy.
  • Experience with CACREP and/or statewide accreditation
  • Experience with NCDA career credentials
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Fluence in languages other than English


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Required application materials are:
  • A 1-3 page cover letter. Please attach your teaching philosophy and theory of supervision to the cover letter.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV). Please include in the CV all degrees, California credentials and/or National certifications held.
  • Unofficial transcript indicating the doctoral degree earned or ABD.
  • A diversity statement that discusses an example of how your personal experiences inform your advocacy for antiracism and inclusion in counselor education.
  • A list of three (3) references.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

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.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer
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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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).

Advertised: October 05, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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