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Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I - REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT - effective 06/14/2019

  • Academic Year: 2019/20
  • College: Students Affairs
  • Department:  Student Health and Counseling Services

The Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) department at California State University San Marcos is looking to hire three temporary Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I counselors (non-tenure track appointment). This is a 0.33 FTE (approximately 13 hours/week), temporary, academic year appointment. This position does not have an opportunity to renew. This position includes the following responsibilities: providing short term individual, couple, group, triage, and crisis counseling. Psychologists are expected to provide at least 60-65% of their time providing direct service to eligible CSUSM students per Executive Order 1053. The position is for the 2019-2020 Academic Year beginning August 20, 2019.

In the California State University system, Student Services Professionals, Academic-Related are in the faculty bargaining unit.  SHCS strives to advance student success by promoting wellness, removing psychological barriers, facilitating self-awareness, and cultivating the personal strengths of our students. SHCS has a focus on diversity that is thematic throughout all programs and values a leadership structure that is respectful, cohesive, and team oriented. SHCS seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a commitment to serve our University’s student body and to recruit and retain faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, students of various racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, diverse socio-economic backgrounds, diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.

Minimum qualifications:

  • One of the following two criteria:
    • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California for at least 2 years or
    • Possession of a Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-Accredited doctoral program and licensed in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Demonstrated generalist clinical skills including time-limited, evidence-based individual and group modalities and crisis intervention
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to the services provided to students
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a stressful environment
  • Ability to independently organize, manage, and prioritize tasks, including clinical caseload
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling

Preferred qualifications:

  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship
  • Interest in, and expertise in multi-culturally diverse college students, non-traditional college students, first generationstudents, and social justice 


To apply, please submit the following to

  • A completed faculty application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three current professional references
  • Copy of a valid California license as a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Optional survey

Timeline:  A review of applications will begin on July 1, 2019; however, the position will remain open until 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 is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks.  An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

This position requires the incumbent to participate in the Exposure Control protocols for Student Health and Counseling Services under the CSUSM Medical Monitoring Program. Incumbents shall be required to receive an annual influenza vaccination or wear a mask while working in “patient care areas” as outlined on the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency website