Associate Director of Field Placements for Counseling & School Psychology/Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Practice

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
University of the Pacific's Benerd College is seeking an Associate Director of Field Placements in the Department of Counseling & School Psychology. The Department of Counseling & School Psychology offers master's, educational specialist, doctoral, and credential programs at our Stockton Campus, and trains school psychologists, students seeking the LPCC license, students seeking the MFT license, and students seeking to become licensed psychologists.

The Associate Director of Field Placements for Counseling & School Psychology will work with the Director of Field Placements in overseeing current placements, developing new placements, conducting site visits, ensuring measurement of candidate progress, and teaching courses associated with practicum and internship primarily for the program's clinical programs (i.e., LPCC, MFT, PsyD).

As Lecturer (or Assistant Professor), this person will be responsible for teaching masters and doctoral level practicum and internship classes which meet weekly. Additionally, the candidate may be asked to teach other courses as needed.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of teaching, advising, research, leadership, service, and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and other stakeholders. The position will be based at the Stockton Campus.

The Associate Director helps manage fieldwork, practicum, and internship placements for School Psychology, LPCC, MFT, and PsyD programs. Additionally, the Associate Director teaches associated courses.
Specific Duties:

  • Surveying students about field placement preferences and securing appropriate placements
  • Obtaining MOAs (Memorandum of Agreements) with placement agencies, and updating as needed
  • Conducting and documenting site visits
  • Resolving concerns regarding the candidate or the placement
  • Collecting site supervisor ratings, entering data into an excel file, and analyzing the data in a report to the Department Chair
  • Teaching university supervision courses
  • Grading portfolios and participating in competency evaluations

This colleague will hold the rank of lecturer or assistant professor of practice, depending on education and experience level. This is an 11-month non-tenure-track position.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in counseling, clinical, or school psychology, or a related field.
  • Licensed as a psychologist with 3 years of experience.
  • Practitioner experience in P/K-20 education, nonprofit, and/or community organizations or experience as a counselor, psychologist, or clinician working with individuals, children, and families in clinical or school settings.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in regard to working with students with diverse experiences and perspectives.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential of effective teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for conducting independent research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising students in fieldwork, practicum, or internship settings.
  • Earned doctorate in counseling, clinical, or school psychology, or a related field from an APA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting students with dissertation development, including serving as dissertation chair.
  • Demonstrated successful hybrid or online teaching experience.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties require constant sitting and repetitive motion while using a computer keyboard and phone. Frequent walking, standing, and simple grasping. Occasional climbing stairs, walking across campus, stooping, and reaching. Constant communication using both spoken and written means. May be required to lift/carry up to 25 lbs.

Special Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Please upload the following:

  • A letter of interest explaining the following:
    • How minimum and preferred qualifications are met
    • Description of supervision approach
    • Description of teaching approach
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for Professional References

To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/27389

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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