Salaried Adjunct Professor in Counseling (MFT/PCC) / Forensic Psychology (full-time, non-tenure track)

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7142467 (Ref.No. 4135353)
Posted: April 27, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $69,113 - $95,861

Job Description

Salaried Adjunct Professor in Counseling (MFT/PCC) / Forensic Psychology (full-time, non-tenure track)

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Apr 26, 2023


Position Description:

Saint Mary's College invites applications for a Full-time Adjunct Professor in Counseling and Forensic Psychology in the Counseling Department in the College's Kalmanovitz School of Education beginning in the 2023-2024 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 Kalmanovitz School of Education is a student-centered learning community that inspires innovation in counseling, education, and leadership. Through the practice of shared inquiry, active and collaborative learning, and learning through service to society, we empower our students to deliver excellence and lead change according to the principles of social justice. The school is known for partnerships emphasizing community engagement, action research, and community-based research, and it is developing demonstrable strength in environmental literacy, Lasallian education, and urban education.

The Counseling Department offers a Master of Arts in Counseling with seven specializations: Career Counseling, College Student Services, General, Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Clinical Counseling (MFT/PCC), Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA), Higher Education and Student Affairs / Professional Clinical Counseling (HESA/PCC), and School Counseling. We also offer an Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in School Psychology. Students may complete more than one specialization by taking additional courses and completing all required field placement experiences.

The Counseling Department 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 Counseling Department is a year-round program, with a 15 week fall semester, 5-week January Term, 15-week spring semester, and a 6-8 week summer term. Full-time faculty members 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.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching Load:

Teach a variety of graduate counseling courses, including foundational core courses and advanced specialization courses, especially those in the Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Clinical Counseling (MFT/PCC) specialization, and graduate courses in forensic psychology. The Adjunct Professor in Counseling/Forensic Psychology may be assigned by the Department Chair to participate in other teaching-related activities equivalent to 21-semester units in an academic year.

Program Review & Development:

Work collegially and actively with other Counseling Department faculty on program/curriculum review, evaluation, assessment, development, and other projects and tasks, along with assessment and student evaluation in terms of Counseling Department Competencies, California accreditation standards for Pupil Personnel Services Credentials in School Counseling and School Psychology and/or the Board of Behavioral Sciences (LMFT/LPCC), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) requirements and Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) requirements, and be prepared to lead or participate in departmental program development including but not limited to doctoral, masters, and certificate programs.

Assist the Department Chair and other counseling department faculty in meeting California accreditation standards for Pupil Personnel Services Credentials in School Counseling and School Psychology, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (LMFT/LPCC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Student Support:

Serve as masters project/portfolio chair, masters/portfolio project reader, and independent study advisor, as needed; and as faculty advisor to assigned students; posting and holding a minimum of eight office hours per week to accommodate the schedules of students and advisees.

Departmental Support:

Perform instruction substitution for faculty colleagues; participate in recruitment information sessions, student admissions application reviews, and student admissions interviews; as well as Counseling Department, Kalmanovitz School of Education, and Saint Mary's College of CA activities, meetings, and committees; serving on College committees, attending general Academic Senate meetings, Commencements, and other special convocations or College events, when possible. Also, the candidate must be prepared to take on departmental leadership roles (i.e., committee chair, project coordinator, program director, etc.).

Develop effective and collaborative relationships within the Counseling Department, the KSOE, and with other areas of the College.

Institutional Description/Background:

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co- educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The De la Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary's heritage to life. Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College's practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected, and supported.

The salary range for this position is reflected in the Salaried Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale, available


Hold a doctoral degree in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a closely related discipline, by the start of classes.

Have a minimum of two years of full-time experience (or the equivalent) working as a psychotherapist, and be license eligible as an MFT, PCC, or Psychologist (holding a current license as an LMFT, LPCC, or Licensed Psychologist in California is highly desirable).

Demonstrated commitment to diverse multicultural populations and to social justice.

Have a minimum of three years of experience working effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations as a clinician or educator in k-12 schools, in higher education, community, social service delivery, in legal or law related environments, outpatient care centers, rehabilitation, or medical settings.

Can teach foundational core courses and advanced specialization courses in MFT/PCC and/or forensic psychology.

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

Experience teaching counseling and/or forensic psychology or related coursework in a graduate counseling program (highly desirable).

Demonstrate a commitment to rigorous graduate-level teaching and applied/clinical training.

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 (LMFT & LPCC), CAMFT/CALPCC, AAMFT, ACA, NBCC, ASCA, NASP].

Demonstrated 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.

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