University of La Verne

Assistant/Associate Professor, School Psychology (Tenure Track)

Job Description Summary:
The LaFetra College of Education recognizes the need to develop leaders and educators who can apply research-based approaches to practice while maintaining the social consciousness to address inequities in current societal structures. With that in mind, the School Psychology Program seeks candidates with a strong emphasis in diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. Candidates must possess knowledge of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, NASP Practice Model Organizational Principles, and the NASP Ethics codes. Additionally, candidates must have a strong record of experience within the K-12 education system, facility in higher education teaching and leadership demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with faculty, administrators, school district personnel, and community partners. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position includes academic advising and administrative support in the School Psychology Program. This faculty position will be instrumental in supporting the expansion of the program to our Regional and Online Campuses.

Specific Duties:

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have:

  • A doctorate in School Psychology, Education, or closely related field.
  • Possession of a currently valid, Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential – School Psychology
  • Previous experience as a faculty member (adjunct or clinical) in a school psychology program and a record of excellence in graduate advising and teaching of students from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Record of or evidence of a programmatic line of research consistent with career stage that demonstrated the potential to secure external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of conducting research in their area of specialization.
  • Record of professional contributions to the field of school psychology (e.g., professional development workshops, professional conference presentations).
  • Commitment to the enrollment, retention, and development of a diverse student and faculty body, including advocating for the learning needs of diverse/historically underrepresented students in culturally responsive ways and the use of innovative teaching strategies.
  • Knowledge and skills to provide advising and supervision to graduate students in field activities and placements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong leadership capabilities and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and integrity.
  • Leadership capacity and collaboration skills to build viable, sustainable relationships with local districts, the surrounding community and stakeholders in the diverse region served by the university.
  • Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners who are ethnically and culturally diverse as well as from traditionally marginalized communities.
  • Ability to teach in culturally responsive ways for courses such as academic and psychological assessment, behavior assessment, applied behavior analysis, classroom and school-wide behavioral interventions, practicum, or internship.
  • Knowledge of current pedagogy and skills in the use of technology in online teaching environments.
  • Working knowledge of IDEIA, NASP standards and NASP Practice Model
  • Familiarity with NASP and CCTC accreditation requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) & licensed or eligible to become licensed as a school psychologist in California.
  • Prior experience with recruiting and retaining graduate-level students from diverse, marginalized, or historically underrepresented backgrounds (e.g., gender racial/ethnic, linguistic)
  • Strong, inclusive leadership skills, flexibility, creative problem solving skills and strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.
  • Direct Experience with NASP Certification (e.g., NASP program reviewer)

Location: La Verne Main Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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About University of La Verne

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, United States, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Founded in 1891, the university is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, the College of Health and Community Well-Being, and the College of Law, eight regional campuses throughout Southern California, and robust online offerings. Scholastic opportunities abound, thanks to more than 50 undergraduate programs, more than 20 master’s degrees, five doctorates, and six credential programs.

Across all of the colleges, La Verne’s approximately 6,000 traditional age and adult learners help make the federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Nearly half of the traditional undergraduates are first-generation students – the first in their immediate families to attend college. More than 70 percent of University of La Verne students receive some form of financial aid.

The university is also a pioneer in adult education, offering accelerated programs for adult learners at the La Verne Campus, regional campuses, and online.

University of La Verne is dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering community engagement, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. Along with encouraging diversity, the university focuses on the individual as evidenced by its small class sizes. Professors are personally engaged and committed to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.


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