California State University, Sacramento – Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Institution: California, State University Sacramento

Location: Sacramento, CA

Posted Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Application Due Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017, Open Until Filled

Position Description

The successful candidate’s area of responsibility for this position will be to work with students seeking a Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (VRC). Candidates will be expected to maintain a rigorous program of scholarly work related to the Counselor Education program’s credential and graduate degree programs; engage in graduate-level teaching, advising, and curriculum development/assessment; work collegially with other faculty; and participate in university and community engagement.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Teaching rehabilitation counseling and core counseling courses (in the candidate’s area of expertise) in a CORE (CACREP in Aug 2017) accredited Counseling program that leads to a Master of Science in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling Specialization Degree.
  • Infuse multicultural and social justice content into all courses.
  • Provide field supervision for students.
  • Provide academic advising to both current and prospective VRC program students and hold weekly office hours.
  • Assist with student recruitment efforts, admissions process, and decision-making.
  • Participate in the continuing development, implementation, evaluation, and accreditation of the Rehabilitation Counseling program and work collaboratively with the Master’s in Counseling programs toward program and accreditation efforts.
  • Attend faculty meetings and serve on Branch, College, and University committees and engage in scholarly activity and involvement in community service.
  • Actively engage in research that has local, regional and national impact.
  • Work collegially and actively with faculty and staff in the Graduate and Professional Studies Programs.
  • Engage in course development; teaching; program/curriculum evaluation; assessment and accreditation, including evaluation and assessment of students in terms of Counseling Competencies, CORE/CACREP standards, BBS educational requirements, and WASC requirements.
  • Engage actively with other faculty to create and implement program evaluation processes and collaborate on faculty teams to investigate issues such as training competent practitioners, effective educational and admissions practices, cultural competency in training and service provision, clinical training, and therapy process and outcome.

NOTE: Classes meet throughout the day, in the late afternoon, and evening.



  • An earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Education, or closely related field. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2017.
  • Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRC).
  • PCC, MFT, CSW CA licensure eligibility.
  • Demonstrated focus in the area of vocational rehabilitation counseling, as evidenced in teaching, research, and/or other professional experiences.
  • Specialized knowledge related to rehabilitation counseling theories and practice.
  • Commitment to working successfully with a diverse post-secondary student population.
  • Knowledge related to current trends and best practices in counseling.


  • An earned doctorate from a CORE or CACREP accredited program.
  • Experience working with graduate students in instruction, supervision, mentoring, and research- related activities.
  • Commitment and ability to build relationships and work effectively with community and consumer organizations, including agencies of higher education.
  • Experience with CACREP, CCTC, LPCC, and/or accreditation/licensure processes.
  • Experience with CRC and/or NCC national certification processes.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills.


This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. This position is housed in Graduate and Professional Studies (Academic and Program Services) in the College of Education.


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.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUS. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSUS employees who apply for the position.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

How to Apply:


Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:

  • Letter of Interest addressing required and preferred qualifications
  • Current curriculum vita/resume
  • Statements of teaching interests/philosophy, counseling theoretical framework and research agenda
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)
  • (3) recent confidential letters of recommendation to: Chair of VRC Search Committee, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6079.

QUESTIONS ONLY about this position or application procedure may be directed to Dr. Susan Heredia at

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