Charter College of Education


Division of Special Education and Counseling

Assistant Professor of Counseling, option in School Psychology

Starting Date:

August, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

1) Earned Doctorate in School Psychology or closely related field from a NASP or APA accredited program at an accredited university is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
2) Evidence of possession or eligibility to attain possession of the California Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Psychology by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
3) Documented experience working in the field of School Psychology.
4) Evidence of university teaching experience.
5) Commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of specialized experience in academic and/or behavioral assessment and interventions, ethics and law, special education, and/or multi-tiered systems of support.
2) Evidence of successful university teaching experience in the following content areas: cognitive, behavioral, and/or academic assessment; applied behavior analysis; school consultation; and/or research and program evaluation.
3) Documented record of research, scholarly, and/or creative activity in diversity, equity, and social justice as they relate to school psychology, including evidence of peer-reviewed publications.
4) Documented experience with integrating technology in teaching and learning, including but not limited to teaching hybrid or online courses and incorporating interactive class activities using technology.
5) Documented experience with field or university supervision in school psychology or related discipline.
6) Hold or be eligible for licensure in the state of California as a Licensed Psychologist.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

Specific duties include teaching graduate students in the M.S. in Counseling, option in School Psychology program; supervising practicum and fieldwork placements; providing academic and career advisement to students; supervising student research; participating in service to the Division, College and University; assisting with programmatic efforts to maintain NASP accreditation; and pursuing external funding.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.  

The College:

The Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, is committed to preparing educators to transform urban public schools and related community service agencies. The College offers a coordinated, transdisciplinary approach to the education of children and youth. Collaborating within the Charter College of Education and with public schools and various educational agencies in the greater Los Angeles area, the faculty prepare professionals to become learner advocates who show competence in subject matter, professional knowledge, and skills, and are dedicated to improving the educational environment for all children and youth.

The Department:

The Division of Special Education and Counseling in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study leading to a variety of degrees, credentials, and certificates/added authorizations. Preparation is offered for teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and specialists in education, counseling, rehabilitation, and related services. Within the division, the mission of the School Psychology Program is to facilitate complete access to the schooling process for all children, youth, and their families with recognition of the diverse, multicultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following materials to the Division of Special Education and Counseling at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Jennifer Hua at [email protected] and cc Division Chair Leila Ricci at [email protected]. Please type “Special Education and Counseling School Psychology Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions related to the position to the Search Committee Chair Elina Saeki at: [email protected] or 323-343-4400. Questions related to application submission can be directed to [email protected].

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.