Tenure Track Faculty - Rehabilitation Counseling (506797)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health

Job Description


COLLEGE: Education

DEPARTMENT: Graduate and Professional Studies in Education

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counselling


For candidates ready to take their careers and knowledge to the next level, California State University, Sacramento (CSUS; "Sacramento State") has a graduate-level education program to meet their needs. We offer programs in a variety of specialties and learning approaches, from hands-on credential learning to fully online programs. Ranked #4 in California for large institutions (US News), our graduate programs offer high value. Many enter graduate programs to advance their careers at a much lower cost than most private colleges. Our graduate degrees and certifications provide candidates with advanced study in education, mental health, and community engagement. The different programs offered emphasize specialized curriculums preparing candidates to work in diverse settings, including: private practice, state and federal government agencies, higher education settings, and community organizations.


Tenure Track, at rank of Assistant Professor (assuming an earned doctorate by Fall 2022). Salary is based on professional experiences and qualifications.


Supporting Student Success

This faculty position will directly meet academic goals to support student success including advocating and supporting anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and university service. This position will teach graduate level CACREP core courses as well as rehabilitation counseling concentration courses. In supporting our accreditation needs, this position will help improve our program learning outcomes and key performance indicators as evaluated through key signature assignments and dispositional evaluations. As part of this tenure track position, this faculty member will be actively contributing to faculty advising and mentoring around professional growth, licensure, certification, and gatekeeping in an effort to support student development. This faculty position will support accreditation and graduation, ensuring we are advising, mentoring, and retaining students and especially BIPOC students. The program offers an undergraduate Counseling Minor; therefore, this position may include some time allotted to advising undergraduate students seeking the minor and interested in pursuing their graduate degree. This position will help in admission efforts and will help in responding to prospective students interested in the program, aiding in recruiting a diverse student body, and optimizing progress to degree completion. Finally, this position will support the student advisory committee as each specialization has a student representative that helps support program evaluation, therefore recommending, supporting, and mentoring students in leadership opportunities is preferred.

Supporting anti-racist and inclusive campus

This faculty member will demonstrate a history of using innovative and inclusive teaching practices that infuse social justice, anti-racist, and culturally competent practices. This position will contribute to program evaluation and assessment that meet the standards of CACREP, BBS, and CTC and participate in ongoing program assessment that includes modifications necessary for infusing focused experiential and inclusive practices within both curriculum and graduate experiences. Therefore, familiarity with CACREP standards is preferred to help maintain our accreditation status. This new hire faculty member will work to ensure that our graduate EDC and undergraduate EDUC courses meet the anti-racist and inclusive university curriculum objectives. The new hire faculty position will help in building curriculum with an intersectionality lens that supports multiculturally competent practitioners, foster continual intersectional and interdisciplinary dialogue through brave spaces and inclusive spaces.

This faculty member will engage in course development; teaching; program/curriculum evaluation; assessment and accreditation, including evaluation and assessment of students in terms of Counseling Competencies, CACREP accreditation, BBS educational requirements, and WASC requirements. Furthermore, this position will mentor students in research and presentations that address multicultural competence at local, regional, and national conferences which may include the College of Education Multicultural Education Conference. This faculty member will help lead the MS Counseling Program and larger COE Graduate and Professional Studies Branch in supporting and developing diverse faculty to support the university goal of culturally competent curriculum and inclusive experience for faculty, staff, and community members in the College of Education, University, and larger Sacramento Community. This position will work with part-time faculty to provide mentoring to part-time faculty to support the university goal of anti-racist curriculum and inclusive practices that are consistent across various sections within core and rehabilitation courses. This faculty member will be working collegially and actively with faculty and staff in the Counselor Education program, Graduate and Professional Studies Programs as working collaboratively with our program area group inclusive of all specializations.

Supporting Anchor Institution Activities and Engagement

This faculty position has the opportunity to share their expertise with the community in various ways. This faculty member will help lead the MS Counseling Program and larger Sacramento community partners in professional development opportunities. The new hire will provide expertise in continuing education topics relevant to students, site-supervisors, and community members; activities include supervision training and other topics at our annual Professional Development Day each spring and at our annual Addiction Symposium. The faculty will engage actively with other faculty to create and implement program evaluation processes and collaborate on faculty teams to investigate issues such as training culturally competent practitioners, effective educational and admissions practices, multicultural competency in training and service provision, anti-racist practices, clinical training, therapy process and outcomes. The new hire will participate in our community advisory committee meetings that occur biannually to help in building partnerships and gathering feedback for program improvement. This position will provide practicum and field supervision for trainees, with gatekeeping and anti-racist practice that supports Rehabilitation students while keeping client welfare in mind. Furthermore, the position will assist the Field Work Coordinator identify new quality sites and develop partnerships that support fieldwork experiences. This new hire will contribute to the Anchor University Mission by participating in supervision out of our Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services (CCDS) and will help in supporting and integrating services to and within the community. This new faculty hire will participate in program grant writing activities focused on training and community partnerships, and will contribute to our trauma and addiction certificate development. Furthermore, this position will mentor students in research and presentation opportunities at local, regional, and national conferences to build professional competencies within our graduate student body. This hire will help build national presence and exposure with mentoring students in activities such as the ACA Ethics Contest, CSI Essay Contest, potential study abroad opportunities, and other scholarly and writing opportunities. This faculty member will actively engage in research that has local, regional and national impact. The hire will contribute to professional development and advocacy efforts in support of the Anchor University Mission. This faculty member will attend faculty meetings, serve on Program, Branch, College, and University committees, and actively as engage in scholarly activity and involvement in community service.

NOTE: Courses may meet in the morning, late afternoon, or evening. We are an on-ground, and in-person, program. Faculty diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.


• An earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Education, or closely related field from a CORE/CACREP accredited program. ABD candidates will be considered from CACREP accredited programs. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2022.

• Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. Teaching effectiveness can be demonstrated through a variety of ways including service learning, integration of prior clinical experience, distance learning, and creation of culturally responsive environments.

• Demonstrated ability and commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds as evidenced by scholarly pursuits, teaching evaluations, and letters of recommendations.

• Demonstrated experience with inclusive, anti-racist practices, social-justice and equity work, within research, presentations, or work with students.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and professional and/or research experience with children, adolescents, adults, and/or families from diverse backgrounds.

• Thorough knowledge of the theoretical, professional, and practical dimensions of the biopsychosocial model.

• Commitment to working successfully with a diverse post-secondary student population.

• Demonstrated Counselor Education identity as evidenced by professional practice, active participation in counseling professional organizations, and research.

• Currently licensed in California or home state, or eligible to become licensed in California.


• Rehabilitation Counseling experience is preferred, but those with broader clinical counseling or addiction experience, will be considered, and are encouraged to apply.

• Experience working as a rehabilitation counselor or experience with individuals with disabilities and diverse populations.

• Personal and professional commitment to multicultural education, diversity, and social justice.

• Experience working with graduate students in instruction, supervision, mentoring, and research- related activities.

• Specialized knowledge and experience related to individual and group counseling; multicultural counseling; collaborative consultation;
assessment in counseling; counseling theory; addiction counseling; crisis and/or trauma counseling; and organization, administration,
and supervision of students working in counseling, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation counseling positions.

• Knowledge related to trends and issues in rehabilitation counseling.

• Involvement in rehabilitation counseling and professional counseling associations (e.g., ACA, ARCA, NCRE).

• Currently have or eligible to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of California.

• Experience with CACREP, CRC, LPCC, or statewide accreditation/licensure processes.

• Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

• Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and students in service to the community focusing on growth and well-being of people and the communities. Service examples focus on challenging power differentials and uplifting the needs of others first.

• The department seeks candidates with the ability to work with culturally diverse students and colleagues; success in creating inclusive classrooms; and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

• Currently have or eligible to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) within first year of hire


Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit:

(1) a current curriculum vita

(2) a letter of application indicating how they meet the required and qualifications described above

(3) Unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework

(4) a statement of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion work

References entered on application should be able to specifically attest to the applicant's ability to meet the above listed qualifications and assignment.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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