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Visiting Professor of Practice in Counseling

Apply now Posting #: 4940
Position Status: Faculty, Full-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Faculty, School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Position Title & Department:

 Visiting Professor of Practice in Counseling
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Department Description:

The Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego includes masters programs in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling specialization, both CACREP accredited) and Marital & Family Therapy (COAMFTE accredited). The Counseling program enrolls approximately 70 students each year, with at least half of the students coming from out-of-state. The majority of students are pursuing their degrees full-time and many receive financial assistance. The Department and USD have a strong commitment to diversity, social justice, and global education, as well as evidence-based practices. Our student body is approximately 50% minority students and we have several grants to support historically underserved populations. SOLES is 22% Latinx and hopes to lead the university in the goal of becoming an HSI.​​ The program has developed strong collaborative relationships with local agencies, clinics, and schools to provide an array of practicum sites, including continuation schools, youth and family service centers, veteran's services, and culturally specific centers. In addition, students are required to participate in at least one global education experience prior to graduation. 

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Contemporary Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego is seeking applications for a full-time, visiting Professor of Practice (PoP) in Counseling position for the 9-month academic appointment starting in Fall 2024 in the Counseling Program. This position is a non-tenure track visiting appointment for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to teach 21 units (4/3) across the academic year in core and specialization courses in the Counseling Program. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to student advising, admissions, curriculum assessment/development, and general departmental and university service. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach basic and advanced counseling courses in the counseling program and supervise practicum/fieldwork courses. The successful applicant will: contribute to the department’s mission of providing outstanding teaching, research, and service; have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add to the department’s commitment to diversity; have the ability to collaborate productively with students and faculty at USD; and have strong oral and written communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.  For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:

Qualifications: The faculty is especially seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and social justice, as evidenced by their commitment to diversity as part of their teaching and service.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated strong teaching skills and the ability to articulate service specific to community engagement and social justice. Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • a terminal degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program.
  • experience teaching Counseling core and Clinical Counseling specialization courses is required;
  • evidence of strong or potential for graduate-level teaching;
  • active participation in professional counseling organizations; and
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to multiculturalism and social justice. 

Preferred qualifications for the position include:

  • experience working as a practicing LPC/LMHC;
  • California LPCC license eligible
  • experience teaching research methods and/or psychopharmacology courses
  • evidence of leadership in professional counseling organizations 
  • experience teaching/providing clinical supervision at a high level
Posting Salary:

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$7500-7917/month; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:
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Applicants must submit: 1) cover letter of interest, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) personal statement on teaching/clinical experience and evidence of commitment to promoting diversity; and 4) contact information for three references. 
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Sheila Sosa, Executive Assistant, Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy (cmft@sandiego.edu).
If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at jobs@sandiego.edu.
Additional Details:

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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