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Assistant Professor of nimo Latinx Counseling

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 16, 2024

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Assistant Professor of nimo Latinx Counseling
Department of Counseling
College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor
Fall 2024

The Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in our Ánimo Latinx Counseling Emphasis to begin Fall 2024. The Department of Counseling is a CACREP-accredited program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that prepares graduate students to seek the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) credentials in California. The Department of Counseling is committed to providing an engaging learning environment with a social justice emphasis for its diverse student body. For a description of the Department of Counseling program and courses, see

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other service activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the United States professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established affinity groups you can join to support your success.

The successful candidates will be working in a premiere counselor education program in Southern California that enrolls a culturally diverse student body. The successful two candidates will be teaching in our Ánimo Latinx Counseling Emphasis along with courses that are part of the core CACREP curriculum with the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty. The Ánimo Emphasis is designed to address the professional, curricular, and training needs of mental health counselors working with Latinx and Spanish-speaking clients. Furthermore, the Ánimo Emphasis focuses on developing self-awareness as a bilingual and bicultural counselor, knowledge of Latinx-cultures and therapeutic-Spanish, familiarity with interventions appropriate to Latinx and Spanish-speaking clients, and social justice advocacy for issues relevant to the Latinx community. Courses in the Ánimo Emphasis include: COUN 511B Pre-Practicum; COUN 522B Techniques of Brief Treatment & Assessment (i.e., DSM); COUN 527B Systems of Family Counseling; COUN 530B Beginning Practicum; and COUN 584B Advanced Practicum. For more information about the Ánimo Emphasis, visit our website:

CSUF faculty are committed teacher-scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms and individually mentored projects. The successful candidates are also expected to conduct research that leads to peer reviewed publications. The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities. The faculty members should maintain a firm commitment to valuing multicultural perspectives with an intersectional lens, in addition to demonstrating a professional track record that reflects that commitment. The faculty members would join an experienced and cohesive faculty that highly value collegiality and collaboration in a student-centered environment.

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publications, and service participation in the Department, College, University, Profession, and broader community.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate in counselor education, counseling psychology or related field by the appointment date;
  • Demonstrated professional identity as and demonstrated commitment to an identity as a counselor educator as defined by CACREP with clear affiliations to relevant counseling associations (i.e., membership with ACA/ACES);
  • Broad knowledge of the clinical mental health counseling curriculum;
  • Bilingual fluency in spoken Spanish;
  • Knowledge of Latinx cultures and social justice issues relevant to the Latinx community (e.g., immigration/acculturation, identity, colorism, intersectionality, language, etc.,);
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct research (including dissertation research);
  • University level teaching experience (including co-teaching and/or guest lecturing);
  • Demonstrated potential for effective integration of technology into instruction;
  • Demonstrated awareness/knowledge of racial inequities and challenges faced by historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups;
  • Demonstrated commitment and contributions to social justice advocacy through: teaching/mentoring graduate students, research agenda and publications, and/or service activities; and
  • The ability to work effectively and collegially with students, staff, faculty, and community who are from intersecting marginalized social groups.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • In depth knowledge of social justice issues such as critical race theory; liberation psychology; intersectionality; Black feminist or womanist theories; and/or dismantling anti-Black racism;
  • Proficient in reading and writing Spanish;
  • Graduate from a CACREP accredited program;
  • Experience with CACREP accreditation;
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a professional counselor or equivalent (i.e., LPC, LPCC, LMCHC, etc.) in current state or license-eligible in California.

    Application Procedure
    A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for position #529333 to begin the application process and provide the following required materials:
  • Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications and the desired qualifications that may be met. Include information related to competency level of Spanish language (speaking, reading, and writing) and evidence of understanding of and providing therapy to Latinx communities;
  • Teaching portfolio that includes teaching philosophy, and one of the following that you personally developed: sample syllabus, presentation deck (e.g., PowerPoint or Google Slides) for a lecture, or a classroom activity (submit these documents as a single pdf);
  • Counselor Identity Statement: Write a half page to one-page statement describing your identity as a counselor educator;
  • Candidate Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Statement: Write a 1-2 page statement describing how you infuse social justice and multicultural principles throughout your work as an educator, researcher, and in any service activities (including clinical work) you have done and plan to do (please address all these areas). Describe how you have accrued knowledge and plan to continue to acquire knowledge related to social justice advocacy, diversity, equity and inclusion in this position. Indicate if you have experience working with first generation or historically marginalized student populations;
  • Curriculum vita;
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts to be accepted during application process; Official transcripts required upon start of appointment if selected);
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information:
  • Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

    Please direct all questions about the two positions to: Dr. Olga L. Mejia at

    Application Deadline
    To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by September 15, 2023, and continue until filled. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2024.

    The College of Health and Human Development
    The mission of the College of Health and Human Development is to prepare students to thrive in a globalized era in their chosen field. We provide education, conduct research, and engage diverse communities to advance human health, development, and well-being.

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $6,480 to $6,607 per month.

    Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

    Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    Additional Information
    Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

    CSUF Benefits
    An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

    CSU Policies
    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

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

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

    Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

    In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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