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Human Development-Counseling

California State University San Marcos seeks Tenure Track faculty for an academic year appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor who will serve as representative for the Counseling Emphasis of Human Development Major.

Minimum requirements for the position include: Earned Ph.D. in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or related field. ABO candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2014). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for success in teaching undergraduate students, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus. Candidates must also provide evidence of their ability to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program, leading to original, peer-reviewed publications

Preferred requirements for the position include: The ability to teach courses in specific areas of the curriculum, including Effective Counseling Interventions Across the Lifespan, Introduction to Interpersonal, Interviewing, and Interaction Skills, Applied Research in Human Development and our capstone course, Perspectives in Human Development. The ability to develop new courses in the counseling concentration and clinical experience is preferred. CSUSM places great value upon the development of educational and research partnerships within the community. Candidates with a history of interdisciplinary collaboration and/or community-based research are desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with divers groups in teaching, research and/or service.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and teach existing and new undergraduate courses in the concentration, focusing on counseling interventions as well as social, cultural, and psychological factors in mental health. This individual will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate Human Development majors, develop and enhance experiential learning opportunities for students, develop and maintain an independent research program, and serve on college and university-level committees. As part of a growing department within the newly formed College of Education, Health and Human Services, the successful candidate will serve an important leadership role within the department, College and University.


Applications must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statements of teaching philosophy and research interest that address the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • Reprint of representative publications
  • Copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work
  • 3 letters of recommendation
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A review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.