Pool for Part-time Lecturer AY, Counseling

  • Sonoma State University
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
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Job Description

Department Of Counseling

Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary Faculty
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Temporary, Part Time, Instructional Faculty - Temporary Faculty,
Unit 3 CFA - California Faculty Association
Department of COUNSELING
Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer)

Our Commitment

Guided by our core values as a university: diversity, sustainability, community engagement, and adaptability, Sonoma State University (SSU) offers an education that fosters intellectual, social, and personal growth. SSU is a public liberal arts and sciences university. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in the state of California, we are committed to preparing students for a life of active citizenship and public service. We have a vibrant campus life characterized by a lively co-curriculum that fosters broad based intellectual and artistic opportunities in which the campus as a whole is actively engaged. Faculty members are committed to facilitating spaces in which all can grow by building on our scholars’ assets as they explore new knowledge. These efforts include fostering creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, experimentation, empathy, and communication. We strive to create a diverse, equity-minded, and inclusive campus environment. Faculty are expected to collaborate thoughtfully with our staff and scholars, which means we value the full range of everyone's assets in terms of languages, abilities, cultures, and ways of knowing. We are fully committed to the rights of scholars, staff, and faculty. We are especially interested in candidates who are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The University

Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, SSU is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high-quality education. Sonoma State University is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution, as such we are co mmitted to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region and state.

The Department

The 60-unit graduate program in counseling offers two M.A. degree options: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (prepares students for the MFT and PCC licensures) and School Counseling (prepares students for the PPS credential). The two programs rely heavily on interpersonal skill training and field experience, appropriately balanced with academic and professionally oriented classes. Class size rarely exceeds 24, and there are currently about 80 majors.

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Sonoma State University is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of September, 2022 through September, 2030. The School Counseling program was most recently re-accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing in 2020.

The Counseling Program at Sonoma State University views multiculturalism as essential to the education, training, and development of aspiring counselors and, more generally, to the counseling profession. We embrace a broad definition of diversity that includes age, national origin, immigration status, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, physical and mental abilities, and language, along with the various and complex ways these forms of diversity intersect. We seek to foster an educational atmosphere that embraces and celebrates the diverse, intersecting identities of our students, faculty, clients, and community members, where all students feel safe to learn, dialogue, and provide feedback to each other and to faculty about multicultural issues.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the department’s web page at:


Duties of the Position

To teach graduate level courses within the Master’s Degree (M.A.) Counseling Program within the Department of Counseling at Sonoma State University in line with the mission and objectives associated with the School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks.

Professional Qualifications

School Counseling Criteria:

1. Earned Doctorate in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited institution preferred. Masters in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or Clinical Psychology or related field from a regionally accredited institution accepted.

2. California Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Counseling, or equivalent.

3. School counseling experience.

4. Ability to articulate a theoretical orientation about school counseling.

5. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, multicultural populations.

6. Ability to handle and approach students with delicate and difficult counseling issues.

7. Demonstrated ability to teach at the university level preferred.

8. Articulation of experience relevant to courses related to the School Counseling MA program and/or core courses preferred (in line with courses the applicant expresses interest in teaching).

9. Demonstrated ability to supervise practicum and internship students if considered for Practicum or Field Experience/ Internship.

Core and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Criteria:

1. Earned Doctorate in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited institution preferred. Masters in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or Clinical Psychology, or related field from a regionally accredited institution accepted.

2. Eligibility for clinical licensure in California (MFT, PCC, or Licensed Psychologist) preferred.

3. Clinical/counseling experience with a variety of populations and with different intervention strategies.

4. Demonstrated ability to teach at the university level, preferably at the graduate level.


A. Experience with courses related to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA program, for example: Adult/child psychopathology, treatment planning and evaluation of outcomes, couples counseling, family therapy, child/adolescent counseling, laws and ethics regarding clinical treatment, lifespan development, career development, sexuality counseling, and MFT practicum and internship sequence.

B. Experience with core courses: Theories of counseling, multicultural counseling, research design, pre-practicum, assessment, group counseling, child/adolescent clinical issues. (Core courses also include content relevant to School Counseling students.)

6. Demonstrated ability to supervise practicum and traineeship/internship students if considered for these courses.

7. Ability to articulate a theoretical orientation about clinical mental health counseling.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, multicultural populations.

9. Demonstrated knowledge of empirical/quantitative and qualitative methods, program evaluation, and statistics if considered for COUN 513.

10. Ability to handle and approach students with delicate and difficult counseling issues.

Rank and Salary

Full-time is a 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is dependent upon the number of units assigned, educational preparation, and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty contract salary increases.
  • Salary commensurate with degree level and experience.
  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,530 - $6,056 per full-time month.
  • The full-time (15 units per semester) monthly base salary range indicated above is prorated to the number of units worked and are paid in six monthly payments for each full semester.
  • Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
  • Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.
  • Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary faculty appointments.
  • Expenses incurred to attend an interview for temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the University.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, go to jobs.sonoma.edu and click on the Staff & Faculty Career Opportunities link. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not previously applied, you will be prompted to create an account. You can use this account to apply to multiple positions. Once you have submitted the application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. Please do not send materials to facultysearch@sonoma.edu . If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu .

Please submit:

( Search Committee to remove from this listing any materials NOT REQUIRED by the new applicant )
  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact Information for 3 References

Application procedures for temporary faculty already teaching in the department:
  • Temporary Faculty with three-year contracts do not need to reapply.
  • Temporary Faculty who had a paid appointment during the prior academic year with your department (either one or both semesters); this includes Lecturers on the Re-Employment list are not required to apply through the Recruitment Pool unless they would like to be evaluated to teach additional courses, not currently designated as qualified to teach.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sonoma State University does not facilitate the process of applying for an H1B Visa for temporary positions.

CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Contact Information

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu

Questions concerning this position may be directed to:

Department Chair Name

Julie Shulman

Department Chair Email


Department Chair Phone (optional)

Please refer to the requisition job number on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

The ADA Coordinator is also available ( hraccomodations@sonoma.edu ) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Other Information

The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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Advertised: May 18 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

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Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map