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Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Counseling Psychology)
University of San Francisco

Date Posted Mar. 11, 2020
Title Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Counseling Psychology)
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Counseling/Human Services
    Rehabilitation Counseling/Psychology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Counseling Psychology)

University of San Francisco


USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Counseling Psychology)

Job Summary:
The University of San Francisco (USF) is a private, urban University with a global
perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. The core
mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit tradition. The University offers
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to
succeed and the values and sensitivity necessary to serve others. The University draws from
the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its
location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.

The Counseling Psychology (CPSY) Department in the USF School of Education invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) starting in the Fall of 2020. The CPSY department is a dynamic department that offers a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with two different foci: Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling. Students may also have a second concentration in Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC). The MFT program is an applied program dedicated to preparing Master's-level practitioners to serve as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT)and licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC). We are seeking a talented and dedicated colleague to join our MFT program on our main campus in San Francisco. Additionally, our MFT program is offered on three branch campuses: Sacramento, Santa Rosa, and San Jose.

We are interested in candidates with experience working with underserved, or traditionally marginalized populations. We are particularly interested in candidates who have engaged in research and clinical work that addresses the mental health needs of men of color, or work closely related to this area of scholarship. Additionally, we are also very interested in innovative research approaches and methods that focus on specific cultural variables and contexts that impact mental health, family adjustment, or therapeutic process and interventions.

Review of applicants will begin on October 30, 2019 until the position is filled. Required application materials include: letter of interest detailing research, teaching, and service experiences and interests; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; three reprints or pre-prints of peer-reviewed publications; and three letters of reference. Questions about the position may be directed to Hsiu-Lan Cheng Ph.D., search committee chair at For more information about our MFT program see

Applicants must complete the online application process on the USF Human Resources website: Update link when available. All required application documents (letter of interest; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; sample publications, and three letters of references are to be uploaded).

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The
University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic
programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry,
national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status,
medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases
prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with
disabilities under the law.

Full Job Description:

Responsibilities include conducting research and publishing scholarly work in counseling psychology or closely related fields; teaching courses in the MFT program, and possibly some teaching in the School Counseling programs; advising students, student fieldwork, and/or student scholarly projects; contributing to program development; participating in program coordination rotation; and contributing to School of Education and university initiatives. Responsibilities may also include assisting in teaching, advising, and program development in the branch campuses.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program or a closely related field; licensed or license-eligible in California as a Psychologist, LMFT or LPCC; demonstrated record of scholarly achievement including publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to cultural humility and social justice as well as an ability to integrate issues related to culture, equity, privilege, and oppression into their teaching and scholarship. Additional requirements include graduate teaching experience or potential and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Full 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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