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Counselor Faculty - 12 Month

Apply now Job no: 509688
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)


Counselor Faculty, 12-Month

Counseling and Psychological Services

Rank: SSPAR - I (12-month) (equivalent to an Assistant Professor)

Description of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Director and Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the selected candidate is expected to provide a full range of clinical services, clinical supervision of trainees, and outreach services either within or along with another department collaborating with Counseling and Psychological Services.

Clinical Services
Provide brief counseling for students; provide crisis intervention, clinical assessment, triage, and case management; conduct workshops, psycho-educational groups and group therapy; provide consultation regarding issues that affect the educational, vocational, developmental, and psychological well-being of students in the university community; provide referrals to and consultation with educational counselors, Student Health Services’ professionals, other campus faculty & staff, and community mental health providers & agencies; offer occasional evening or weekend outreach presentations; and participate in rotation of after-hours coverage, if needed.

Outreach Services
Develop and participate in outreach programs to a metropolitan (largely commuter) campus community with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned outreach projects, e.g., class presentations, residence hall consultations.

As appropriate and at the discretion of the Training Coordinator, provide clinical supervision to practicum trainees, pre-doctoral interns, or post-doctoral residents; co-facilitate outreach activities, workshops, and groups with all levels of supervisees; provide training and educational seminars for all levels of supervisees. Interested in serving as training coordinator on a rotational basis.

Service/Committee Work
In keeping with the mission of an urban university, the necessity to relate to the regional area which the university serves, and consistent with the social justice emphasis of Counseling and Psychological Services, counselor faculty members are expected to serve on Department, Division, and University committees.

Candidates must address the mental health, developmental, and academic achievement needs of a student population of great diversity in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. Successful candidates are expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments, developing and implementing innovative non-traditional services for the diverse student population.

Required Qualifications


  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from a regionally accredited university and licensed in the State of California (for SSPAR II) or eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date; or
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and licensed in the State of California or eligible; or
  • Graduate Degree in MFT and licensed in the State of California or eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date


  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and knowledge in facilitating the personal and educational goals of a multicultural population;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in counseling work with a variety of racial/ethnic groups and diversities including multi-racial identity, socioeconomic status, gender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, disabilities, religion, etc.;
  • Delivery of personal counseling services in a college or university setting;
  • Clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups;
  • Clinical experience in using a brief therapy model;
  • Experience and interest in providing innovative and non-traditional services, outreaches, and workshops;
  • Experience in providing consultation to various stakeholders;
  • Strong clinical and crisis management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Minimum 3 years clinical experience with young adults in individual, couples, and group settings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strongly prefer interest and experience in working with Latino cultures, student athletes, survivors of sexual assault, and/or individuals with substance use;
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English and experience conducting therapy in Spanish;
  • Experience with prevention programs on college campuses regarding issues such as suicide, alcohol/drug use, sexual assault, prejudice, and social injustices;
  • Experience in providing counseling for eating disorders and body image issues;
  • Experience in providing counseling for mental health issues such as LGBTQ, gender identity, and/or autistic spectrum;
  • Experience in supervision and training of graduate level students and interns, and interested in serving as training coordinator on rotation basis or other leadership roles within the department.

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule

See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits. The position of tenure-track counselor faculty is classified as a Student Service Professional Academic Related I and is equivalent to an assistant professor.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Current vitae
  • A letter of interest that includes a brief statement explaining your experience and approach in providing services to a diverse student population
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references (no one will be contacted without your permission)

For inquires, contact Kell Fujimoto, Psy.D. Director, email: 
For updates about the position, check our website:

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. The 2020 #1 Most Transformative University in the nation according to Money Magazine, San José State is an essential partner in the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. This cutting-edge research, combined with its world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.

San José State enrolls more than 36,000 students — many are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and community can benefit from different and divergent cultural and identity perspectives.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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Last Updated May 23, 2022