Assistant Professor - Marriage and Family Therapy - Department of Ed Psychology and Counseling 24-34

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 29, 2023
Full time Psychology

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Marriage and Family Therapy - Department of Ed Psychology and Counseling 24-34

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Educational Psychology & Counseling

Faculty Hire Number: #24-34

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $76,188 - $80,004 (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

For more information about the University, visit:

About the College:

For more information about the College of Education, see: education

About the Department:

For more information about the Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling, see:

About the Marriage and Family Therapy Program: For more information about the Marriage and Family Therapy program see:


The department of Educational Psychology & Counseling at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Marriage and Family Therapy at the rank of Assistant Professor. Specifically, the Department seeks candidates who:

  • demonstrate and articulate a commitment to socially just and equity minded teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and service sufficient to warrant a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor;
  • can teach through an intersectional lens that uses a systemic, trauma-informed, collaborative, and strengths-based pedagogical approach;
  • demonstrate the ability to effectively work with a diverse student population; and
  • has experience in advising, mentoring, course development, research, and securing external grants.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in marriage and family therapy or related field. Doctoral degree must be awarded by the hiring date.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy or other clinical mental health licensure or license eligible in California within two years of hire.
  • Eligibility for AAMFT Approved Supervisor Status within two years.
  • Demonstrated clinical and professional experience working with individuals, children, families, and/or community mental health systems that serve minoritized communities.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for graduate-level teaching experience, both in-person and online.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for working with and mentoring MFT students of diverse backgrounds at the graduate level.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for successful scholarly and sustained publication in area of specialty.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for effective and collaborative University, College, Department, and Community service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree from a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) institution.
  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students.
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment.
  • Research experience or potential for working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring.
  • Evidence of fully formed teaching philosophy.
  • Evidence of a fully formed model of supervision.
  • Clinical and applied skills sufficient to teach practicum and fieldwork courses and conduct live supervision with trainees in marriage and family therapy.
  • Experience with evidence-based practices and clinical assessments relevant to the field.
  • Experience with accreditation, including report writing and evaluation processes.
  • Experience securing external grant funding.
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for demonstrated commitment to successfully engage, build, and sustain healthy, professional working relationships with a diverse student population aligned with Educational Psychology and Counseling Department mission.


  • Faculty success at CSUN is measured by three criteria: teaching effectiveness; contributions to one's field of study; and service to the University and Community.
  • The standard teaching assignment is 12 units (4 courses per semester). However, new faculty members in their first two years teach 9 units per semester (3 courses).
  • Teach core and specialty courses in Marriage and Family Therapy, which includes chairing thesis/project/comprehensive examination committees. A description of Department courses can be found at:
  • Participate in program development, coordination, and evaluation, including assessment and accreditation processes and data collection.
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor minoritized and differently-abled students.
  • Train therapists who can effectively work with diverse populations and collaborate with other professionals.
  • Peer-reviewed publications and presentations at academic and professional conferences are important for tenure and promotion, and CSUN faculty members can apply for competitive awards that provide course releases and funding for research or fund travel for research.
  • Tenure-track faculty members participate in shared governance, usually in Department, College, and University committees and other service assignments.
  • The position requires weekly student hours, attending faculty meetings, mentoring of diverse student body, and service to the department, college, and university.
  • The successful candidate will remain current in field(s) of specialization through on-going professional development and be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 14, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit:

  • Letter of intent addressing each of the required qualifications as well as any preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for the finalists)
  • Records and/or evaluations of teaching effectiveness
  • One example of publication (optional)

to the website in the section above. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates. Evidence of degree(s) and license/license eligibility required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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.

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.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Alberto Restori at 818-677- 2599.

To apply, visit

Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency


Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Please apply using the "Apply Now" button below


Jobs at California State University, Northridge. When inquiring or applying for positions at California State University, Northridge, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at California State University, Northridge and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To receive email alerts when new jobs at California State University, Northridge are posted, please sign up at new job openings at California State University, Northridge.