Assistant Professor - Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program - Fresno Campus

  • Alliant International University
  • Fresno, CA, US, 93727
  • Jul 03, 2023
Full time Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas:  Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement.  The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations.  Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues.  Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.


Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.


 Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC) Program is part of The CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (CSPP) at Alliant International University.  The program emphasizes clinical competence, a strength-based focus on wellness and resilience, social justice advocacy, cross-cultural competence and personal growth. 

The MACC Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The MACC Program curriculum has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors -NBCC

The MACC Program has a chapter, Alpha Iota Upsilon of Chi Sigma Iota the International Honors Society in Counseling.

The MACC Program prepares master's level mental health professionals to be competent counselors who apply psychotherapeutic techniques to assess, treat and prevent cognitive, mental, and emotional issues related to personal growth, adjustment issues, psychosocial and environmental stressors, substance abuse and crisis and trauma among other conditions and life issues. The focus of the mental health treatment approaches in clinical counseling includes promoting resilience, wellness and prevention rather than pathology. The 60-unit curriculum follows the CACREP 2016 standards and guidelines. The MACC program at Alliant is also a certified curriculum by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) educational requirements outlined in the Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 4999.30 for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

The MACC Program at Alliant currently offers both on-line and on ground options to degree completion.



Doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision, from a CACREP accredited program; ABD candidates may be considered (PhD must be conferred by the position start date) 

OR a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.

License-eligible as LPCC in the State of California
Professional identity as a professional counselor and counselor educator as evidence by active membership in appropriate counseling associations.
Demonstrated evidence of working in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling capacity (i.e. internships, graduate assistantships, professional work experience )
Demonstrated evidence of successful college teaching in both on ground and on-line environments
Demonstrated evidence of designing, developing and assessment of on ground and on-line courses and student learning outcomes
Demonstrated skills in working successfully in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment.
Demonstrated ability to teach and work successfully with persons from diverse populations and culturally diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills


Demonstrated evidence of successful masters or doctoral level teaching and supervision, training and experience in a CACREP accredited Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling degree program.

Experience with or knowledge of CACREP standards. Including ability to assist in assessing program curricula and evaluating operational policies and procedures for the program

Additional Information:

Please include your curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, license verification, transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable), and a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

Position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

This position has both on ground teaching responsibilities at the Fresno, California Campus as well as on-line teaching opportunities. A relocation expense package is available.

Please contact David Paul, PhD, Systemwide Program Director of Fresno Clinical Counseling Program, at with any questions.

Starting Salary: $70,000.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Faculty Activities/Responsibilities
    • Facilitating Learning
    • Facilitating classroom and distance/distributed learning
    • Course and syllabus preparation
    • Class curriculum coordination and planning
    • Assessment and evaluation of learners
    • Student selection, orientation, and assessment 
    • Mentoring and advising of students
    • Field placement supervision and coordination
    • Research/scholarship mentoring and supervision
  • Scholarship - Scholarship/ research reflecting the generation, integration, dissemination and application of knowledge, as well as creative and original contributions to one's field commensurate with academic rank. 
  • Service - All faculty engage in service to the University, Community and Profession commensurate with academic rank.  Examples in each category include:
    • Service to the University: 
      • Hiring and evaluating faculty
      • Participating in developing, revising, and coordinating curriculum as well as maintaining program vitality 
      • Participating in processes to improve academic program quality
      • Participating in processes to improve quality of School, campus, and University faculty experience Participating in faculty governance
    • Service to the Community:
      • Contributions at the local, state, and national levels involving one's professional expertise to the public, to organizations, and to governmental entities
    • Service to the Profession:
      • Participation in and leadership of professional organizations 
      • Reviewing for journals, conferences, and research grant panels
  • Duties Required of All Faculty - Certain duties are additionally required of all faculty and are not given formal workload credit but will be included in yearly evaluations. These include but are not limited to:
    • Active participation in campus life to sustain a high level of facilitated learning;
    • Participation in program governance, including program-based committees, with the exception of SERC which may receive up to three units of service workload credit at the discretion of the Program Director and the approval of the Dean and the Provost/VPAA;
    • Active participation in program and campus activities (including scheduled and impromptu meetings of faculty, staff, and students);
    • Picking up and promptly responding to paper, voice and electronic mail and messages;
    • Visibility and accessibility supporting a sense of community;
    • Regular accessibility either by person, by telephone and/or virtually to students, colleagues and the greater University community;
    • Posting of teaching schedules, office hours, and procedures for making appointments on the faculty member's door, online and on syllabi;
    • Attendance and participation in program, department, faculty and Faculty Assembly meetings;
    • Responding in a timely fashion to students' requests for meetings, to telephone calls, and to e-mail communications;
    • Participating in Faculty Assembly and program faculty meetings;
    • Carrying an advising load of up to fourteen students (depending on size of the program and the judgment of the Program Director);
    • Participation in hiring faculty;
    • Participation in developing, revising and coordinating curriculum and maintaining program vitality;
    • Participation in processes to improve quality of school/college, campus and University faculty experience; and
    • Participation in, selection, admission and retention of new students, including attendance at admissions open houses, participating in admission interviews, new student orientation, and advising of students;
    • Submittal of grades, attendance, syllabi, and textbook orders in compliance with University established procedures and deadlines;
    • Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned or directed.


  • Proficient computer skills. 
  • The ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to problem solve.
  • he ability to explain complex requirements in clear and concise terms. 
  • The ability to be flexible with workflow to meet the needs of the department and students and to manage multiple tasks per required deadlines.
  • The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide students toward task completion. 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work as an effective team member and develop trusting relationships with students and University employees. 
  • Culturally competent and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and/or experiences.
  • Highly motivated, focused and results oriented.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal interactions, and to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Collaboration and partnering with other university stakeholders to support candidate success.     
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision, from a CACREP accredited program; ABD candidates may be considered (PhD must be conferred by the position start date)  OR a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.
  • Experience:  one (1) year of demonstrated, successful graduate level teaching, working in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling capacity (i.e. internships, graduate assistantships, professional work experience), and college teaching in both on ground and online environments.  Preferred experience with or knowledge of CACREP standards. Including ability to assist in assessing program curricula, program outcomes, student learning outcomes and evaluating operational policies and procedures for the program.
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: Licensed or licensed-eligible as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - LPCC in the State of California. Professional identity as a professional counselor and counselor educator as evidence by active membership in appropriate counseling associations.

Application Instructions: 

  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter (in part, describing your interest in and fit for the position).
  • Applicants invited to interview should be prepared to provide three professional references.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

About Fresno:
Fresno, California, is home to more than a half million people, and is the 9th most racially diverse large city in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report!  Its central location in California puts it within easy driving distance of both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and only an hour away from Yosemite National Park, and yet it has one of the most affordable housing markets in California!


For any questions feel free to contact:

David Paul, PhD, NCC, LPC

Systemwide Program Director & Associate Professor

Clinical Counseling Program

5130 E. Clinton Way

Fresno, California 93727





Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.


Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.
Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.


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Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.


Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.



Company: Alliant International University, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: Fresno 

Postal Code: 93727 

Job ID: 258025

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