Assistant Professor of Practice in School Counseling, Non-Tenure Track, August 2021

  • Chapman University
  • Orange, CA
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

General Information

Chapman University seeks applications for a non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor of School Counseling in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies starting August 2021.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Attallah College of Educational Studies. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at

The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, whose educator preparation programs are accredited nationally by CAEP and regionally accredited by WASC, offers undergraduate and graduate (master's, specialist, PhD) programs in leadership, teacher education, and school counseling and school psychology. Attallah College is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, providing students with personalized and rigorous educational experiences involving monitoring and collaborative research. More information on our programs is available at

The Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) programs recognize the need to prepare school counseling professionals who are forward thinking and who envision the world of education in new and innovative ways. We are committed to providing Chapman University graduates with a dynamic and intellectually challenging education that focuses on student advocacy, mental health in the schools, and application of the ASCA model of practice. More information is available at:

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D./Ed.D/Psy.D.) by start of employment in counseling or related field from an accredited institution is required.
  • Familiarity with the ASCA model.
  • Demonstrated potential of effective teaching at the graduate level.
  • Active engagement in providing professional development to school counselors.
  • Active involvement in state and national professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships within the university and public education communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise school counseling fieldwork and teach graduate courses directly related to school counseling.
  • CA credential (or equivalent) and 5 years of professional experience in school counseling.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in education and must be willing to contribute to the University Diversity and Inclusion plan.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with development and implementation of innovative clinical and school counseling programs.
  • Experience in coordinating or directing graduate level programs in school counseling.
  • Ability to design and implement program and course assessment tools.
  • Ability to teach courses across CSP program courses (i.e., school counseling, school psychology, clinical counseling) as needed.
  • CA licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist, LPCC, MFT, or LCSW.
  • Graduate of CACREP, APA or equivalently accredited program.
  • Expertise and facility with technology, including remote instruction.
  • Experience serving and/or teaching in underserved communities.
  • Ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration.


The successful candidate will teach, advise, and mentor students across the Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) Programs, particularly those in the School Counseling track. These programs prepare students to effectively serve as counselors and educators in a range of organizations, collaborating with individuals, families, communities, and schools toward an inclusive, equitable, and just world.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position that requires work to be performed in the State of California and has in-person teaching responsibilities and required on-campus availability at Chapman's Orange campus.

Responsibilities include:
  • Teach counseling and school psychology courses. Current course descriptions are available at
  • Stay informed of research and cutting edge practices in the field of school counseling, supervision, and mental health.
  • Actively contribute as an integral member of the school counseling and school psychology faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the overall program and its curriculum.
  • Actively participate in the continuing education of school counselors, counselors and/or school psychologists through presentations at conferences, school district partnerships, and local professional organizations.
  • Provide academic advising and professional mentorship to school counseling and school psychology students and alumni.
  • Actively participate in the design, implementation, and interpretation of assessment systems that evaluate the efficacy of the school counseling program.

Contact Information

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:
  • A Chapman University Faculty Employment Application, cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., evaluations, syllabi, presentations, commendations, etc.)
  • Contact information for three professional references to:
Drs. Kelly Kennedy and Anna Abdou
Search Committee Co-Chairs
c/o: Hilary Anderson, Search Coordinator,
Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies
Chapman University

Please use "School Counseling Assistant Professor" as the email subject line. Direct inquiries to Hilary Anderson Search Coordinator, at

Application review will begin April 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

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