Assistant Professor Tenure Track - Graduate Counseling Program - Kalmanovitz School of Education - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education.

Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary’s College invites applications and nominations for one full-time tenure track faculty position in the Graduate Counseling Program in the College’s Kalmanovitz School of Education beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. The work is collegial in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse campus environment.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated, and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian, and Liberal Arts traditions.

The Graduate Counseling Program (GCP) offers two master’s degrees: an MA in Counseling (with six specializations); and an MEd in Interpersonal Communication.  Over 220 students are enrolled for the MA in Counseling, with the following specializations offered:  Career Counseling, College Student Services, General, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), School Counseling, and School Psychology.  Students may complete more than one specialization by taking additional courses and completing all required field placement experiences.

The Graduate Counseling Program provides a supportive learning environment that fosters  students’ personal growth and wellness, as well as professional development as counselors. Faculty members are committed to a holistic, multicultural approach to counseling, emphasizing the systemic interconnection among the psychological, physical, spiritual, and socio-cultural dimensions of our lives. Ultimately, students integrate academic knowledge and clinical experience with their own quality of being to become authentic, competent helping professionals.

The Graduate Counseling Program is a year-round program, with a 14-15 week fall semester, 5 week January Term, 14-15 week spring semester, and a 6 week summer term.  Full-time faculty are assigned courses during the traditional 9 month academic year with summer term courses taught primarily by part-time faculty.  To meet the needs of professional working adults, classes are offered in the late afternoons and evenings, with some Saturday courses/sessions.


Teach a variety of graduate counseling courses, including foundational core courses and advanced specialization courses. The Assistant Professor may be assigned by the Program Director to participate in other teaching related activities equivalent to 18 semester units in an academic year.  The Assistant Professor may be assigned by the Program Director to participate in other teaching related activities equivalent to 21 semester units in an academic year.  

Assist Program Director and other GCP faculty in meeting California accreditation standards for Pupil Personnel Services Credentials in School Counseling and School Psychology and/or the Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFT). Serve as advisor to assigned students. Post and hold a minimum of four office hours per week to accommodate the schedules of students and advisees. 

Participate in program and Kalmanovitz School of Education activities, meetings, and committees.  Serve on College committees. Perform instruction substitution for faculty colleagues.  Participate in admissions interviews and decision-making.  Work collegially and actively with other GCP faculty on program/curriculum evaluation, assessment, and development, along with assessment and student evaluation in terms of GCP Competencies, State of California CTC standards and BBS requirements, and WASC requirements.  

Work collegially and actively with other GCP faculty on program tasks or projects as initiated, needed, or assigned.   Attend general Academic Senate meetings, Commencements, and other special convocations or College events, when possible.

Engage in scholarly and professional activities, along with attending workshops and meetings consistent with professional and scholarly development.  Develop effective relationships within the program, school, and with other areas of the College.

Experience and Qualifications:

          Hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in counseling, clinical or counseling psychology, counselor education, educational psychology, school psychology, or a closely related discipline, by the start of classes.

          Have a minimum of two years full-time experience (or the equivalent) working as an MFT/LPCC counselor or psychotherapist, school counselor, school psychologist, 2- or 4-year college counselor, career counselor, or a generalist counselor.

         Demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered learning and holistic, humanistic, and multicultural counseling and education.

        Commitment to rigorous graduate level teaching and counselor education and training. Ability to teach foundational core courses and advanced specialization courses. Experience teaching in one or more of the following specializations highly desirable: school counseling, school psychology, MFT and/or LPCC, career counseling, or college student services.

       Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn relevant state and national standards that pertain to counseling specialization(s) [e.g., California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Pupil Personnel Services credentials), Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFT & LPCC), AAMFT, ACA, NBCC, ASCA, NASP].  

       Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education settings, should be apparent.

       Evidence of research trajectory and scholarly activity in the field, along with a commitment to scholarship and professional activity at state, national, and international levels. 

       Demonstrate an appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it. Willingness to embrace the mission of Saint Mary’s College of California and its Lasallian, Catholic, and Liberal Arts traditions. 

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. A complete application includes:  A letter of interest outlining your qualifications and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College A CV and an on-line application; course syllabi, most recent teaching evaluations The name and contact information for three (3) professional or academic reference,  references from persons who have direct observation of the candidate’s clinical and/or teaching experiences are highly desirable.   For further information contact Dr. Laura Heid, Graduate Counseling Program Director at: Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Keyword Phrases

  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Counselor Education
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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