Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in School Counseling & Psychology

Job no: 531948
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty – Education/Library Science

Program: MS in School Counseling & Psychology

Rank: Open Rank, Tenure Track

Title: Professor of School Counseling & Psychology

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 12th among “Top Public Universities in the West” in the current edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 5,470 undergraduate and 170graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI's students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education's inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success. Also, in 2022, CI became the first college to earn the Seal of Excelencia recertification.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students' ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university's tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI's Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program:

The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in School Counseling includes coursework and experiences designed to meet the competencies required for the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential (Credential Code: 00802). This credential authorizes the holder to function as a school counselor in grades K through 12. Applicants must apply for the Master of Science in School Counseling and the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential (Credential Code: 00802). Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Educational Leadership & School Counseling and Psychology at this link: https://education.csuci.edu/programs/ms-school-counseling/index.htm. Students plan the sequence of the degree in consultation with the program coordinator and advisor. The M.S. and Credential have a minimum of 60 units of 600- numbered courses, which are listed on the degree roadmap.

About the Position:

SOE is seeking an outstanding faculty colleague to prepare reflective scholar practitioners committed to just, equitable, and inclusive school counseling at the P12 level, focusing particularly on our new programs in School Counseling and Psychology. CSUCI faculty are committed teacher-scholars who bring research and creative discovery to problems of practice in education settings. They teach broadly in the curricula of the department, advise students, and serve on departmental, school, and university-wide committees. Courses that this person may teach include those in the counseling and psychology program as well as undergraduate and graduate courses throughout the SOE, depending on expertise.

Competitive applicants will have a background in relationship-centered approaches, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and interest in teaching core curriculum in counselor education. The successful applicant will be required to teach a range of courses in some combination of the following: Foundations of the Professional School Counselor Leader; Determinants of Human Behavior: Development; Theoretical Foundations of Counseling; Learning, Achievement and Instruction for School Counselors; The Achievement Gap: Leadership, Advocacy and Systemic Change; College Planning and Career Development P-16; Theory and Process of Group Counseling; Policy, Politics, Law and Ethics for School Counselors; Prevention, Crisis Intervention, and Conflict Resolution in Schools; Professional Seminar in School Counseling; and Thesis Advising.

Faculty in SOE are engaged in multiple service events and programs on nights and weekends, including orientation programs, retreats, community events, and other programs. Other service to the school, university, and community are also required. Faculty are expected to be available beyond the traditional workday for these programs which will include both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

The successful candidate is also responsible for producing scholarship commensurate with the requirements at rank, to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the school and department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and counseling and psychology-relevant regional and national communities and organizations.


  • Teaching, engaging in scholarly agenda, and providing service to SOE, university, and relevant community partners and organizations
  • Supporting Chair, as required, in continued development, implementation, and daily operations of the Teaching, engaging in scholarly agenda, and providing service to SOE, university, and relevant community partners and organizations
  • Participating in relevant advisory committees
  • Recognizing and applying the program's most recent policies and ensuring that program documentation is up to date and consistent with approved California State University, CSUCI, and SOE policies
  • Supporting recruitment and admissions of students
  • Building and maintaining relationships with faculty and staff across the School and the University, as appropriate
  • Representing the counseling and school psychology program within and outside the SOE, CSUCI, and the region including relevant professional organizations.
  • Collaboration with other departments and programs in SOE, CSUCI, and relevant CSU campuses across the state
  • Supporting continuous improvement, accreditation, and program review processes with relevant state, regional, and national agencies


About California State University Channel Islands

Feels like family.

Imagine a big family—one that’s warm, welcoming, smart and fun. That’s California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), a four-year, public university in Camarillo, California. Established in 2002, we’re the youngest of 23 campuses in the CSU family.


While our name suggests we’re surrounded by water, relax. You won’t need a ferry to get here. Camarillo is midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and just 25 miles from Malibu. CSUCI is nestled against the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains—and close to the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway.

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