Tenure Track Position at San Francisco State University

Tenure Track Position at San Francisco State University






To begin Fall 2015

Assistant Professor tenure track position in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. The Department of Counseling is a comprehensive multidisciplinary counselor education program with over 9 full-time faculty members. MFCC is one of the six counseling specializations offered by the Department. It is a leader in the area of multicultural scholarship. The Department is committed to promoting multicultural excellence through our pedagogy and a diverse faculty and student body. Many faculty members hold leadership positions in state, regional, national, and international organizations. The Department of Counseling is the only CACREP-accredited Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The MFCC program has approximately 70 enrolled students. Graduates of the MFCC program are eligible to register in California as Marriage & Family Therapist Interns and as Professional Clinical Counselor Interns, as well as apply to become licensed psychotherapists.

San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Starting date: Fall 2015

Application deadline: Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired

Minimum requirements:

  • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education, Counseling/Clinical Psychology, or a related field
  • Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly productivity
  • Evidence of, or potential for, university teaching excellence in specialty and general counseling courses
  • Ability to supervise clinical work and advise graduate counseling students

Desired qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years clinical practice experience
  • Expertise in family therapy, marital therapy, and individual psychotherapy
  • A strong record of scholarship and professional activities, with a clear research agenda
  • Ability to supervise graduate level students
  • Demonstrated dedication to multicultural counselor education (e.g., GLBT, ethnic groups, class, and disability status)
  • Strong knowledge of California MFT laws and CACREP accreditation standards
  • Additional expertise in one or more of the following preferred: women and mental health, child treatment, psychopharmacology, law and ethics in counseling and MFCC, human sexuality, and alcohol and substance abuse
  • Licensure/licensure eligibility as a MFCC counselor or psychologist


  • Providing leadership in the strengthening of the MFCC program
  • Teaching core counseling and MFCC-specialized courses such as child treatment, family counseling, gerontology, psychopharmacology, and couples counseling
  • Supervising and advising MFCC students
  • Serving on department and university committees
  • Writing research grants, publishing scholarly articles
  • Engaging in professional service in local, national, and international levels 

To Apply:

Send a letter of application, along with Curriculum Vita, 3 recent letters of recommendation (within the past two years), verification of degree (or expected date of degree), and, if possible, sample publications and teaching evaluation data to: Chair, Hiring Committee, Department of

Counseling, Burk Hall 524, San Francisco State University,

1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.