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SCP Adjunct Faculty (Intersession Semester)
University of San Francisco

Date Posted May 15, 2020
Title SCP Adjunct Faculty (Intersession Semester)
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Visiting Prof
  • Counseling/Human Services

Adjunct Faculty (Intersession Semester)

University of San Francisco


USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
SCP Adjunct Faculty (Intersession Semester)

Job Summary:
The School Counseling Program (SCP) in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco is seeking adjunct instructors to teach courses in the Winter Intersession. The 49-credit program meets all requirements for California PPS Credential eligibility, allowing students to earn both the MA and the credential in 2 years. Students may also choose to pursue a 60-credit program by taking additional courses for a dual concentration degree in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC). This option will give students the opportunity to obtain a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential and eligibility to pursue licensure in Professional Clinical Counseling in California. We encourage outstanding and qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible. Below are descriptions of the courses that need staffing.

Mission Statement: The School Counseling Program at the School of Education at the University of San Francisco prepares graduate students to work in urban and diverse schools with a goal of improving the human condition through counseling, education, compassion, and collaborative partnerships. Consistent with the Jesuit tradition, our goal is to train school counselors to become social justice agents of change by promoting equitable conditions inside and outside of schools. The curriculum in the School Counseling Program focuses on educating students to think and respond systemically and ecologically by creating and implementing individual, group, and programmatic changes. We pursue our mission through academic excellence, real life experiences, and partnerships with multicultural families, schools, and communities.

Full Job Description:


CPSY 626 - Addictions Counseling (2)
Course Description: This course presents theoretical and practical explorations of the causes of and treatments for addictions and substance abuse.

CPSY 629 - Alcohol & Substance Abuse (1)
Course Description: This course is a study of the interactional patterns, dynamics, etiology, types, legal and medical aspects, and the treatment of alcoholism and other kinds of chemical substance dependency.

CPSY 665 - Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (3)
Course Description: This course is a study of the etiology, assessment, treatment of, and dynamics associated with various types of addiction, including alcoholism and other substance use disorders. Theories of addiction counseling will be reviewed, as will the application of these theories to counseling and therapy work with individuals, couples, families, and groups of diverse cultural identities and communities. The etiology of addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders will also be addressed with consideration given to the influence of developmental issues, cultural context, and biological determinants. Students will develop conceptual knowledge, practical skills, and self-awareness concerning the development of addiction, assessment strategies, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention using a recovery model framework.

CPSY 683 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)
Course Description: This course explores basic principles and applications of psychopharmacology in the mental health field. Students will survey principles of drug action and neurotransmitter systems in the nervous system and various classes of psychiatric drugs. The historical, social, economic, political and cultural influences on the use of psychiatric medication are also explored.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate expertise and knowledge in the specific content area of the course. Master's Degree in School Counseling or MFT, Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology required. In congruence with our program's missions, instructors are required to integrate issues of diversity, equity, and advocacy in their teaching.

Special Instructions:

Please submit (a) cover letter stating qualifications and interest in the course(s) you want to teach; (b) curriculum vitae and three recommendation letters concerning your teaching skills for this application.

Part time

Pay Rate:

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here. For more information, visit


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