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Job ID: 18/19 SSE 10
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
November 6, 2017
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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Position: Assistant / Associate Professor of Psychology (two positions available)

Type: Tenure-track (probationary)
Academic Year: 2018 / 2019
Available: August 2018

Location: Department of Psychology (24 DDH)
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Dr. Amy Gancarz-Kausch, Counseling/Clinical Psychology Search Committee, Chair
E-Mail: I Phone: (661) 654-2367 I Fax: (661) 654-6955

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins on/about January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities: The Department of Psychology at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) seeks to fill two positions, one appointment will be at the Associate or Assistant Professor level and the other at the Assistant Professor level. The area of hire is in counseling or clinical psychology. These positions will be working closely together and primarily be for the M.S. in Counseling Psychology graduate program ( and at our on-campus University Counselor Training Clinic (UCTC) with a start date of Fall Semester 2018. CSUB boasts having one of the few counseling programs in California with an on-site training center highly respected by the community. The M.S. in Counseling Psychology is a three-year program designed to prepare students for Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensure ( The successful candidates will be able to teach courses in several areas of MFT/LPCC training, including psychotherapeutic interventions with families, groups, and couples, multicultural issues, substance disorders, and human sexuality. The candidates must be licensed or license-eligible to practice in California and be able in a short time to supervise MFT/LPCC trainees in the UCTC. In addition to teaching and academic advising, the faculty members will initiate and maintain an active research program, preferably one that involves students. To become tenured, the faculty candidates will develop a continuous record of achievement in teaching, research/scholarship, and professionally-related service.

Required Qualifications: 1) Earned doctorate from an accredited institution by August 1, 2018, 2) Licensed or CA license-eligible with the ability to supervise MFT/LPCC trainees, 3) Completion of an accredited pre-doctoral clinical internship (or equivalent) by August 1, 2018 (APA, APPIC, or CAPIC), 4) Record of effective teaching, 5) Potential for a successful research program.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Experience working in a diverse environment, 2) Associate Position: 3+ years licensed experience, 3) Associate Position: Administration experience.

Background Check: 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits).

Application: Complete applications must include: 1) original and personalized cover letter of application indicating the position ranking applicant intends to apply to and addressing the responsibilities and qualifications described above; 2) current vita; 3) copy of university transcripts verifying academic record and award of doctorate (or anticipated date of award); and 4) three (3) letters of reference. Additional references may be contacted by the Search & Screening Committee. Candidates that would like to be considered for the Associate Position submit materials to:; Candidates that would like to be considered for the Assistant Position submit materials to: Note: If applying for both positions, please send materials to both email addresses and indicate intentions in cover letter. Review of applications begins on/about January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans’ status.