Charter College of Education


Division of Special Education and Counseling

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Services

Starting Date:

August, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counselor Education or closely related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; for appointment, the doctorate must be awarded by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
2) Evidence of possession or eligibility to attain possession of the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (C.R.C.) certification by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
3) Demonstrated ability and interest in working in a collaborative, multiethnic, multicultural environment.
4) Evidence of successful university teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:

     a. Rehabilitation education
     b. Career counseling, job development, and placement
     c. Human development and self-exploration
     d. Counseling theories and strategies
     e. Community mental health counseling

5) Potential to build a record of excellent teaching, service, and scholarly publications to support successful retention, tenure, and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) A doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program.
2) Documented experience with fieldwork/internship supervision, professional development, and online instruction.
3) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
4) A demonstrated record of research, scholarly, and/or creative activity, including evidence of peer-reviewed publications in book chapters or scholarly journals.
5) Experience in program development and community engagement.
6) Experience in grant writing or grant implementation.
7) Record or potential to conduct research and other scholarly activities involving undergraduate students.
8) Demonstrated expertise in a closely related discipline (e.g., Transition Services, Applied Behavior Analysis). 


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession, and 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 participating in traditional academic functions.

Other duties include supervising and monitoring internship placements in community agencies, outreach and recruitment for undergraduate students. The Rehabilitation Services program's mission is to develop counseling-related professionals to serve urban, multilingual schools and other agencies in the 21st century. The successful candidate will also participate in University or community service, and assist the program in seeking additional 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, counselors, and rehabilitation service providers to transform public schools and related community service agencies. The Charter College of Education was established in 1995 by faculty and staff, who shared a bold vision for change and a commitment to the needs of the urban community. The democratic structure of the SAW, or "School as a Whole," offers faculty and staff unique opportunities to investigate, examine, and respond to the challenges of preparing educators, counselors, and service providers for the 21st century. The B.S. in Rehabilitation Services program at Cal State LA is the only rehabilitation undergraduate program in California. It is a feeder into various options in the Master of Science in Counseling program.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair 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 students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
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 December 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Dr. Leila Ricci, Chair of Special Education and Counseling, at [email protected]. Please type "Special Education and Counseling Tenure-Track Application" in the subject line. 

Please address all questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Frances Siu, at: [email protected] or 323-343-4400.

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.