Company Name:

California State University, Bakersfield


Bakersfield, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

September 23, 2019

Assistant Professor in Counseling/Clinical Psychology

Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology (Counseling or Clinical)

Type: Tenure-track (probationary)    Academic Year: 2020/2021      Available: August 2020

Location:      Department of Psychology (24 DDH)

                     California State University, Bakersfield

                     9001 Stockdale Highway

                     Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

      Dr. Steven Bacon, Counseling/Clinical Psychology Search Committee, Chair     

                     E -Mail: I Phone: (661) 654-2850

Application Deadline: Applications that are complete by the November 15, 2019 deadline will receive full consideration. Review of applications after the deadline will continue as needed until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications:

    1) Earned doctorate in Psychology or closely-related field from an accredited institution

        by August 21, 2020.

    2) Demonstrated potential for effective teaching.

    3) Demonstrated potential for a successful research program.

    4) Demonstrated potential to undertake effective, professionally-related service to the University

        and/or to the community.

    5) Demonstrated potential to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students

        from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

    1) Teaching experience, especially as instructor of record.

    2) Experience working with first generation and underrepresented students.

    3) Ability to contribute to both the undergraduate Psychology program and

        the graduate Counseling Psychology program.

Responsibilities: The area of hire is counseling or clinical psychology. Teaching responsibilities will be in both undergraduate Psychology and graduate M.S. in Counseling Psychology program. The M.S. in Counseling Psychology is a three-year program designed to prepare students for Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensure ( Students in the M.S. in Counseling Psychology complete some of their training at our on-campus University Counselor Training Clinic (UCTC; see Undergraduate teaching will include specially courses within the applicant’s area of expertise, senior seminar, and potentially research methods. Graduate teaching will include clinical/counseling courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. Supervision of students in UCTC is also possible if applicant is interested (requires CA licensure/license-eligibility).

The new faculty member will be expected to work collaboratively to help maintain a strong, student-centered program in Psychology. In addition to teaching and academic advising, the faculty member will initiate and maintain an active research program, preferably one that involves undergraduate and/or graduate students. To become tenured, the faculty candidates will develop a continuous record of achievement in teaching, research, and professionally-related service.

Background Check: 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits).

Application: Complete applications must include:

    1) original and personalized cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position

    2) 1-2 page teaching statement

    3) 1-2 page statement about scholarly interests and accomplishments

    4) current curriculum vitae

    5) copy of university transcripts verifying academic record and award of doctorate

        (or anticipated date of award)

    6) three (3) letters of reference.

        Additional references may be contacted by the Search & Screening Committee.

Send your Application packet to Search & Screening Committee for Assistant Professor in Counseling/Clinical Psychology at the location address listed above or by email to Electronic submissions are preferred.

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