Associate Professor for the Forensic Psychology Program, Counseling (full-time, tenure-track)

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7195237 (Ref.No. 4803090)
Posted: November 20, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Nov 17, 2023

Description:Faculty Responsibilities:

Saint Mary's College invites applications and nominations for a full time, tenure-eligible associate position in the Counseling Department within the College's Kalmanovitz School of Education beginning July 1, 2024. 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.

Responsibilities include:

● Teach a variety of graduate forensic psychology courses, including foundational core courses and advanced specialization courses.

● Work collegially and actively with other Counseling Department faculty on program/curriculum evaluation, assessment, development, and other projects and tasks, along with assessment and student evaluation in terms of Counseling Department Competencies, State of California CTC standards and BBS educational requirements, APA requirements and WASC requirements.

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

● Engage in scholarly and professional activities, along with attending conferences, workshops, and meetings consistent with professional and scholarly development.

● Develop effective and collaborative relationships within the program, school, and with other areas of the College.

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 three graduate degrees; a Master of Arts in Counseling with six specializations: School Counseling, Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA), Career Counseling, General, an integrated emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy / Professional Clinical Counseling (MFT/PPC), and a combined specialization in HESA/PCC; an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology; and a Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology.

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.

Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute to the mission in alignment with Transformation 2028 strategic priorities and as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and interdisciplinary programming.

All faculty serve the College and community in many ways, such as academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum. Faculty are also encouraged to teach in the College's Core Curriculum, January Term, and Collegiate Seminar programs.

Institutional Description/Background:

Saint Mary's College of California (Saint Mary's) is a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, Catholic, and Lasallian traditions in addition to being a vibrant and inclusive Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) that engages the intellect and the spirit with exceptional academics. Saint Mary's was founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers and remains a living legacy of the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers and patron saint of teachers. We provide an education that changes lives and inspires the desire to find one's calling in a world in need of transformation. Saint Mary's invites students to passionately embrace knowledge, the challenges of scholarship, and their own capacity to make lasting change in the world. We are an institution made up of committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction with practices and policies that 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 Faculty Salary Scale, available here.

● Hold a doctoral degree in forensic, clinical, or counseling psychology, or a closely related discipline conferred on or before December 31, 2023.

● Demonstrated success in teaching graduate level courses with a commitment to rigorous graduate-level teaching and counselor education and training.

● Minimum of 3 years full-time teaching with an ability to teach foundational core courses and advanced specialization courses.

● Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to student-centered learning and holistic and humanistic counseling and education.

● Experience in developing and teaching graduate-level courses in Forensic Psychology or a closely related field.

● Evidence of research trajectory and scholarly activity in the field, along with a commitment to scholarship and professional activity at state, national, and international levels.

● 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), American Psychological Association, CAMFT/CALPCC, AAMFT, ACA, NBCC, ASCA, NASP].

Preferred Faculty Qualifications:

● Experience in leading or participating in program development, assessment, accreditation, and administration in counseling psychology or a closely related field.

● Demonstrated experience supporting underrepresented students and a commitment to diverse multicultural populations and to social justice.

● Demonstrate an 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.

Many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college, and the College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Our community believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and cocurricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention. For more information, please visit our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.

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We envision a community that goes beyond tolerance of differences to one guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship. We know we can reach greater heights of excellence by learning from diverse people.