The California Lutheran University Graduate School of Psychology (GSoP) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in our Master of Science Program in Counseling Psychology (MFT Emphasis) beginning in August 2020.
Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the MFT program. The area of specialty is open; however, the program has particular interest in applicants with a doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy or a related field, graduate teaching abilities, a clear systemic model of therapy and supervision, a research program that can involve graduate students, AAMFT Approved Supervisor status or eligibility with willingness to obtain the credential, and a California Marriage and Family Therapy license or license eligibility. Preference will be given to applicants from a COAMFTE accredited doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy and experience with the COAMFTE accreditation process. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate outstanding commitment to graduate teaching, clinical training, and scholarly productivity. Candidates who have experience with department service and serving in administrative roles in academic settings are preferred.
All core faculty must be willing and able to serve in the department’s rotating program chair role for a minimum of 2 years. Associate level applicants should have the capacity to enter the rotating chair role, for a two or three year term, beginning their initial or second year. Assistant level applicants will be required to serve in later years. Faculty occupy 9-month positions but are provided a stipend of two additional months of salary when in the 11-month chair role.
Candidates applying at either the assistant or associate level should demonstrate a commitment to the systems perspective. Additional duties include developing a program of research that engages graduate students, participating in ongoing program development within the MFT program, serving on faculty committees, and establishing collaborative relationships within the University and broader community. Because Cal Lutheran is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), applicants who can demonstrate both a commitment to improving access to higher education and effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds will be particularly competitive.
The applicant will join 12 other tenure track faculty members in a School comprised of Master of Science programs in Counseling Psychology (MFT emphasis) and Clinical Psychology, an APA-accredited PsyD program in Clinical Psychology, and two large community counseling centers that provide low-fee Spanish and English clinical services (over 10,000 appointments annually). For faculty interested in research with clinical populations, the clinics provide individual, couples, family, group, and child services to community members with mild to moderate mental health issues and currently offer specialized programs in intimate partner violence, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. The Centers also provide practicum opportunities for MFT and PsyD students who are supervised by a Clinic Director, Assistant Director, and 15 licensed clinical supervisors. MFT students may complete all their required supervised hours in the Center or choose to supplement their training with other externships
The School distinguishes itself by having small classes, a caring faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, and a rigorous curriculum that is being aligned with COAMFTE standards. The MFT program is designed to train students with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy systemic theory and application, professional standards, diversity and cultural competence, assessment and diagnostics, and intervention. The MFT program fully upholds and furthers the value of diversity as stated by the University and seeks to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students from diverse and underrepresented groups.
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture; assess and develop student communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate assignments and activities.
Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate.
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established office hours.
Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with program and university mission/goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record.
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, and student learning outcomes.
Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with other faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery.
When in the program director role, will oversee the program which includes, but is not limited to: implementing departmental goals, managing program activities related to budgeting, marketing, overseeing MFT adjuncts, curriculum, faculty evaluation, staffing, program review, accreditation, and enrollment.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Candidates applying at either the Assistant or Associate level should demonstrate a commitment to the systems perspective.
Associate level applicants should have the capacity to enter the rotating chair role, for a two or three year term, beginning their initial or second year. Assistant level applicants will rotate into the role in later years.
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
Deliver course curricula in support of various learning styles
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using tact, patience, and courtes
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Marital and Family Therapy (or a closely related field) from a regionally accredited institution at the time of appointment (ABD applications accepted).
Completion of a COAMFTE accredited doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy
Demonstrating outstanding commitment to graduate teaching, clinical training, and scholarly productivity.
Acquired or in the process of acquiring AAMFT Approved Supervisor credentials.
Experience with department service, serving in administrative roles in academic settings, and experience with the COAMFTE accreditation process.
California Marriage and Family Therapy license or license eligibility.
Internal Number: MFT004
About California Lutheran University
Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multiracial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latino/a, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people.
Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 45.2% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups.