Assistant Professor, Educational Counseling

  • University of La Verne
  • La Verne, CA 91750, USA
  • Apr 25, 2024
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

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University of La Verne

Assistant Professor, Educational Counseling

Job Description Summary:
The LaFetra College of Education (LFCE) at the University of La Verne invites applications for a 10-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor of Educational Counseling. The Educational Counseling Program emphasizes school counselor training with concentrations in a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (California), Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Certification (SBBC), Social Justice in Higher Education (SJHE) and School and Family Based Counseling (LPCC license-eligibility).

The Educational Counseling program is seeking a candidate with a strong emphasis in diversity, social justice, and advocacy as well as knowledge in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling programs. Candidates must have practical knowledge in the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model and Ethics Code.

The LaFetra College of Education's mission is to Champion social equity for youth, adults, families, and communities by equipping and empowering scholarly, highly skilled practitioners; education advocates; and leaders. The intent is to lead the national conversation on advancing the careers of professionals and scholars who are highly competent advocates for equity and justice.

Established in 1891, the University of La Verne is an independent, nonprofit, comprehensive, doctoral-granting institution in Southern California founded on the university's core values of leadership, caring, excellence, and diversity. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion of first-generation students. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity. It places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and under-served populations, particularly in urban and rural environments. The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population that is representative of California's demographics. Two prominent annual rankings of America's Best Colleges - U.S. News and World Report and Forbes Magazine, recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation's top national universities.

Specific Duties:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Valid CA PPS Credential – School Counseling
  • 3 – 5 years school counseling experience in PK-12
  • Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education or related field
  • Providing school counseling and/or school psychology services to students in an urban setting
  • Bilingual in Spanish, or other languages common in California’s student demographics





Location: La Verne Main Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation






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