Counselors (3 positions: Two Tenure-Track Faculty)–Entry Levels

Counseling Services

San José State University

San José, California

Subject to Budgetary Approval

JOID# : 22794


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



  • ●      Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from a regionally accredited university and licensed in the State of California 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 to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date; or
  • ●      Graduate Degree in MFT and licensed in the State of California or eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date; or
  • ●      Ed.D. in counselor education 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, transgendered, disabilities, religion, etc.;
  • ●      Clinical experience with individual adults, couples and groups;
  • ●      Clinical experience in using a brief therapy model;
  • ●      Experience and interest in providing innovative services, outreaches, and workshops in a community setting;
  • ●      Experience in providing consultation to various stakeholders;
  • ●      Strong clinical and crisis management skills;
  • ●      Knowledge and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles in mental health practices
  • ●      Well-developed written and oral communication skills 
  • ●      Experienced in collaborating effectively with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
  • ●      Strong planning and organizational skills.



  • ●      Strongly prefers candidate with demonstrated effectiveness and interest in providing counseling and prevention programs with the diverse Latino/a population.
  • ●      Strongly prefers experience in delivery of personal counseling and prevention services in a college or university setting;
  • ●      Experience with prevention programs and counseling on college campuses targeting LGBTQ-identified students, autistic spectrum, veterans, sexual assault, and/or substance use.
  • ●      Experience in addressing issues such as prejudice and social injustices.
  • ●      Experience in supervision and training of doctoral level trainees.
  • ●      Interest in integrating use of technology in counseling services.
  • ●      Commitment to assessment of counseling learning outcomes.



Candidates must address the mental health needs and personal development, and work to enhance learning for a student population of great diversity (i.e., ethnic, racial, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgendered, disability, socioeconomic status, immigration status, religious diversity, etc.).  Successful candidates are expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments, developing and implementing innovative services for the diverse student population.  Working at campus satellite offices are required as part of outreach and collaboration with campus partners.


Summary of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling Services, the selected candidate is expected to provide a full range of clinical services, clinical supervision of trainees, outreach services, and collaborating with colleagues either within Counseling Services or across campus.


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


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.


Supervision:  As appropriate, 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.


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 Services, faculty counselors are expected to serve on department, division, and University-level committees.


Salary and Benefits

Excellent benefits, including pension plan, health insurance, vision benefits, etc.  In the CSU system, counselors serve as members of the faculty and are represented by the faculty bargaining unit.  The position of tenure-track counselor faculty is classified as an SSPAR-1 AY and is equivalent to an assistant professor.  These are Academic Year positions (approximately 9 months).


Salary Range:         Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date:           August 2014.

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


Application Procedures: For full consideration, apply by 2/7/2014.  Please check our website for updates. (


Submit your application (please include Job Opening ID (JOID 22794) on all correspondence.) materials to:

Search Committee

Counseling Services, Adm. 201

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA  95192-0035


Tel: 408-924-5910

Fax: 408-924-5933


Submit 1) current vitae; 2) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references (no one will be contacted without your acknowledgement); and 3) a letter of interest that includes a brief statement explaining your experiences and approach in providing services to a diverse student population. We recognize that this is a request not answered easily in a brief statement, but we would like this additional information (no more than one page) in order to better understand your experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.  


San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning.  The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,023,083), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center.  Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close.  A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  San José State University’s latest enrollment census shows that ethnically we have a student population that is approximately 30% Asian American, 21% Hispanic, 27% White, 4% African American, 8% Foreign Nationals.  The mean age of undergraduate students at SJSU is 23.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.


SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.  This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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