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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.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty position. We seek to hire someone whose strengths best complement the distinctive character of our program and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through his, her, or their teaching, research, and service.  The appointment will begin Fall 2017.

The Department of Counseling is a CACREP accredited program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that prepares graduate students to seek the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) credentials in California. California State University, Fullerton is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Department of Counseling is committed to providing an engaging learning environment for its diverse student body.  For a description of the Department of Counseling program and courses, see

The successful candidate will be working in a premiere counselor education program in Southern California that enrolls a culturally diverse student body and has a naturally recognized faculty.  The primary responsibility will be teaching the core CACREP curriculum with the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty. The candidate is also expected to conduct and publish research and engage in service to the campus, profession, and community.  This faculty member should maintain a firm commitment to valuing multicultural perspectives, in addition to demonstrating a professional track record that reflects that commitment. The faculty member would join an experienced and cohesive faculty that highly values collegiality and collaboration.



Rank and Salary
This is a tenure-track, full time assistant professor position (10-month academic year). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
Fall 2017

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 9105BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. A letter of interest relating your experience to the qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Graduate transcripts
  4. Evidence of teaching experience
  5. Three letters of reference (see instructions below)

On the Reference page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents that 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 more information about the position, please contact the Department of Counseling at 657-278-7341 or email Dr. Rebekah Smart, Search Committee Chair at

Application Deadline
Application review begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be submitted by November 6, 2016. Position is open until filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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 9/25/17