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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Mental Health Counselor
Non Tenure-Track
12 month

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a professional mental health counselor.  Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidate will provide a full range of clinical services (60%) and participate in campus outreach and other projects (40%).  This position is a full-time (40 hours a week), 12 month position.  Successful candidates will have a Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology or counseling from an accredited university, and have expertise in addressing the mental health and welfare, as well as the educational and academic achievement needs of a diverse college student population. Successful Candidates will also be expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments.

Direct Counseling Services:  provide intake interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, brief individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, case management and referrals to and consultation with on-campus and off-campus academic, disability, mental health and health professionals.  

Outreach Services:  develop and provide outreach programs (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops; informal discussion groups) for a metropolitan, largely commuter campus with a highly diverse undergraduate/graduate student population.

Consultation:  provide expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental and psychological well-being of graduate students; provide consultation services and in-service training to faculty, administrators, staff and student leaders on pertinent college student issues.  



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

Rank and Salary
In the CSU system, this position is classified as a Student Service Professional- Academically Related Level I- non tenure track. This is a full time 12-month appointment position and contract may be renewed for additional years, based on satisfactory performance and funds availability.  Mental Health Counselors in the CSU serve as members of the Academic Faculty Unit and represented by the faculty union. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; access to campus child-care; defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities.  For a detailed description of benefits, see

Appointment Date
The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2018

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10385BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. current curriculum vitae
  2. letter of interest which includes a brief statement explaining your experience and qualifications for the position including demonstration of addressing the needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  3. three letters of reference from professionals familiar with your clinical work (see instructions below).

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications received by June 8, 2018 will be given full consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.

The person holding 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 8/27/18