Tenure Track Faculty - Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Sacramento State MS Counseling Program | Sacramento, CA, United States

Posted Date 6/02/2024

COLLEGE: Education

DEPARTMENT: Graduate and Professional Studies in Education

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor in Marriage Couple and Family Counseling

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The College of Education is a dynamic, engaged community that offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. We have long-standing partnerships with multiple professional communities, and are known for innovation, and genuine commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. For further information on our programs and faculty, please visit our website at http://www.csus.edu/coe.

About Counselor Education Team

Our CACREP-accredited program is student focused with dedicated and collaborative faculty. We work diligently on mentoring our students in community and leadership roles as they develop a strong professional identity. Our program has had several recognitions. Our program won the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) innovative program award in 2020. Our Chi Sigma Sigma chapter won the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counselor Community Engagement (CCE) Award in 2023. Additionally, our California State University Sacramento Student Leadership and Orgs awarded our Student Counseling Society the 2022 organization of the year. We are looking for collaborative and student focused leaders that will contribute to the culture of our program to support innovation, someone who is invested in student success and professional development. Check out our program IG @sacstatecounseloreducation to see all the creative activities our faculty, staff, and students are up to!

POSITION DETAILS:  This is a full-time in-person tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the Fall 2024 semester. The faculty member selected for this position is housed in the Graduate and Professional Studies branch in the College of Education. Courses may meet in the morning, late afternoon, or evening. 

The salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928, with an anticipated annual salary of $74,642 depending upon qualifications and experience.


• An earned doctorate in Counselor Education or a closely related field from a CACREP accredited program is required. ABD candidates from CACREP accredited programs will be considered, provided all degree requirements are completed by August 2024. Applicants must also be currently licensed as a Counselor in California or their home state, or be eligible for licensure in California (LMFT and/or LPCC). 

• Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level is essential. Teaching effectiveness can be demonstrated through various methods such as service learning, distance learning, integration of clinical experience, and creation of culturally responsive environments. A thorough knowledge of career development models is also required. 

• Demonstrated ability and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic environment. This includes working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as evidenced by scholarly pursuits, teaching evaluations, and letters of recommendation. Experience with inclusive, anti-racist practices, social justice, and equity work within research, presentations, counseling, or student interactions is also necessary. 

• A strong Counselor Education identity as evidenced by professional practice, active participation in counseling professional organizations, and research. Successful applicants will also have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and students in community service, focusing on the growth and well-being of individuals and communities. Service should challenge power differentials and prioritize the needs of others. 


• Candidates with experience in clinical and community settings are preferred, although those with broader counseling experiences are also encouraged to apply. 

• Evidenced by experience in marriage and family counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and professional memberships in relevant organizations. Experience with diverse populations is also preferred.

• Experience in graduate-level instruction, supervision, mentoring, and research-related activities is essential. 

• Specialized knowledge or experience in a range of counseling areas is preferred, including but not limited to individual and group counseling, multicultural counseling, collaborative consultation, assessment, grant writing, systems theories, addiction counseling, crisis/trauma counseling, and supervision.  

• Experience with CACREP and/or statewide accreditation processes, as well as familiarity with licensing and licensing boards, is desirable. 

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are also preferred. 


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit:

  • 1-3 page cover letter (in this cover letter, clearly indicate an example of how your personal experiences inform your advocacy for antiracism and inclusion in counselor education), 
  • a curriculum vitae (include all degrees, California credentials and/or National certifications held), 
  • UNOFFICIAL transcript indicating the doctoral degree earned or ABD, 
  • Diversity statement: Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment?
  • Application Link: https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/532113/tenure-track-faculty-marriage-couple-and-family-counseling 
Salary64,860.00 - 143,928.00 Annual
Position Type
Opportunity Type
Job opening

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