Assistant Professor - Department of Counseling Psychology: LGBTQ
Santa Clara University
Location: Santa Clara, California
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: 4439034
Assistant Professor - Department of Counseling Psychology: LGBTQ Position Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty Position Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Department, Program, Center Counseling Psychology
Specialty or Subdiscipline LGBTQ+
Requisition Number R3761
College or School School of Education and Counseling Psychology Position Summary Information
Purpose As one of the nation's premier master's programs preparing licensed therapists, the Counseling Psychology Department enjoys a strong reputation for producing well-trained, high-quality therapists (MFT and LPCC). We prepare professionals to be skilled in transformative therapeutic perspectives and methods to improve lives of those who are most vulnerable, with a particular focus on advancing equity, justice, and inclusion in diverse families and communities. The vision of our School is: "A world in which everyone receives the education and the psychological tools and support needed to live flourishing lives of meaning, purpose, and connection." The Counseling Psychology Department supports this mission through our work in preparing highly-trained therapists and related professionals. The successful candidate will actively strive toward multicultural fluency, cultural humility, and respect for diversity in clinical applications. We are especially interested in candidates whose experience includes clinical work with BIPOC and underserved communities. Our comprehensive master's-level program is well-known for its pluralism and integrative approaches to clinical work, its focus on theory and practice, and on the personal development of the therapist. Our students and graduates work in schools, hospitals, clinics and other settings with individuals and families. We are a highly collegial department and one that embraces theoretical pluralism. We share a common belief in integrative clinical approaches and primarily focus on: Emotion-Focused, Existential-Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Family Systems approaches. Our program also offers four optional areas of emphasis: Alternative and Correctional Counseling, Health Psychology, Latinx Counseling, and LGBTQ+ Counseling. We also have a new specialization in Child and Adolescent Mental Health as part of our commitment to improving the mental health needs of young people in our community. Our program and faculty have grown in recent years, with six recent tenure-track faculty hires at the Assistant, Associate, and Professor level. Successful candidates will join a thriving department that values being in community with each other.
The Department of Counseling Psychology in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor with LGBTQ+ psychology specialization. Responsibilities include maintaining a program of research leading to publication of high-quality scholarship; teaching the standard academic-year course load for tenured and tenure-track positions; coordinating and advising students in the respective emphasis area, and providing other suitable service to the Department, School, and University.
In the area of LGBTQ+ Psychology, we seek a candidate who is qualified to teach courses from among the following graduate-level courses: Foundations of LBGTQ+ Psychology; Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Sexually Expansive Clients; Psychotherapy with Transgender and Non-Binary Clients; as well as teach other courses in the program. The candidate will coordinate and advise students in our LGBTQ+ Counseling Emphasis area.
For the position, teaching assignments will draw upon the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Department. Tenure-track faculty members in the Department will later have the option of teaching an advanced elective of their own preference and design. The normal teaching load is 2 graduate-level courses per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring).
Salary and benefits are competitive, and the compensation package includes potential eligibility for SCU's housing assistance program.
The successful candidate should have: An earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or equivalent, or will have completed the requirements of the doctorate at the time of appointment. A successful history of and plan for future published research. Clinical experiences with LGBTQ+ populations. A strong commitment and evidence of being equipped to prepare therapists to work with the racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economic diversity of CA and the US.
Qualifications & Required Documents
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: 1. Licensed or license eligible. 2. Successful prior experience teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. 3. Research areas that are clinically relevant to LGBTQ+ psychology. 4. Experience working with BIPOC and marginalized communities. 5. Demonstrated ability to advise graduate students and contribute to overall program development.
Applicants are expected to submit all the following documentation noted below:
1. Curriculum Vitae (CV). 2. Cover letter addressing essential qualifications, scholarship agenda, and teaching philosophy, with particular attention to how the candidate's research addresses the area of specialization noted above. 3. Three samples of recent written work. Published scholarly work is preferred, but recent work showcasing the applicants' research direction is also encouraged. 4. A statement outlining your commitment to and experience with issues of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or clinical work. 5. Recent teaching evaluations, if available. 6. Names and contact information for four references. References will be contacted at the finalist stage.
Teaching: Specific teaching assignments will draw upon the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Department. The standard teaching load for tenure-line faculty is two courses per quarter, and faculty typically teach a mix of foundation and core courses as well as those in their area of specialization. Student mentoring and advising is an important and required activity in the Department. Research: Faculty are expected to have an active research agenda and a sustained record of publication. Service: All faculty regularly engage in departmental service and leadership commensurate with their position. Start Date 09/01/2024
Work Authorization A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.