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The University of La Verne invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Educational Counseling for the College of Education and Organizational Leadership.
Founded on the university’s core values of leadership, caring, excellence, and diversity, the Educational Counseling Program emphasizes school counselor training, with concentrations in a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (California), School and Family Based Counseling (LPCC license-eligibility), Spanish Bilingual Bi-cultural Certification (certificate or concentration), and College Counseling. The Educational Counseling Program is seeking a candidate with a strong emphasis in diversity, social justice, and advocacy and knowledge in the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model, the ASCA and American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Codes, and knowledge of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences LPCC licensure process.
Established in 1891, the University of La Verne is an independent, nonprofit, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in Southern California. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.
The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations, particularly in urban environments. The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population that is representative of the demographics in California. The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice opportunities, experiential learning, community engagement, social justice, and reflective practice. Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges – U.S. News and World Report, and Forbes Magazine, recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities.
1. Teach courses in the Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) program.
2. Develop and maintain relationships with PK-12 districts.
3. Participate in oversight of state credentialing (CCTC) and accreditation (CAEP) requirements for the Educational Counseling and PPS program, as well as university program reviews.
4. Implementation of the Program and College Missions, and the University’s Mission and Strategic Vision.
5. Academic advisement of program students as assigned by the program chair.
6. Service on college and university committees, and other duties as assigned.
Attendance at university, college, department, and program meetings; service on university or college committees as appointed
Associate Dean of ROC regarding cohorts and Organizational Meetings (attendance required)
• Student Candidate responsibilities
o Interview applicants and administer writing assessments
o Serve as faculty advisor and point-of-contact for students regarding program policies and procedures
o Service cohorts through classroom visitations, maintaining office hours, and scheduling appointments as needed
1. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Education or a related field, professional experience and documented achievement commensurate with an Assistant Professor of Education:
- minimum of three years experience in school counseling
- documented experience working with a diverse student population, and working knowledge of social justice and culturally responsive classrooms
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong leadership capabilities and a demonstrated commitment to integrity and fairness.
2. Possession of a currently valid California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential – School Counseling.
3. Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners.
1. California license-eligibility or a current license as a master’s or doctoral level clinician from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or California Board of Psychology.
2. Current research agenda in school counseling and ability to conduct scholarly activities in the field.
3. Bilingual in Spanish, or other language common in California’s student demographics.
4. Extensive knowledge in the use of technology in online teaching and student data bases in schools.
5. Strong leadership and administrative skills, and an interest in assuming a leadership role in the program.
The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.
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