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Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology w/focus Psychological, Career, & Educational Devel. of Latino/a/x Youth & Families

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The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with a specialty in counseling psychology to begin July 1, 2018. Responsibilities will include (a) research and grant-writing (b) graduate and undergraduate teaching, (c) doctoral student advising, (d) mentoring undergraduate students, and (e) university and public service.

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) is a diverse institution in a diverse community in a richly diverse state. The GGSE is part of UC Santa Barbara, one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the first AAU member to attain the status of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a public, land grant institution, GGSE at UCSB is deeply committed to centering diversity in our work. In addition to finding faculty who bring scholarly expertise in the areas that are described below, we seek to ensure that successful candidates engage in scholarship, teaching, and service that will help us work with the diverse populations in our region, state, and nation to achieve the goal of educational equity.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in the mental health, academic achievement, and/or career trajectories of the Latina/o/x population. The applicant should have a strong base in research methodology (qualitative and/or quantitative). Spanish/English bilingualism is desirable. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, we value the mentoring and advising of under-represented populations. Congruent with our department's mission to generate and disseminate knowledge, provide expertise, foster social equity, and prepare the next generation of diverse scholars in applied psychology, we value applicants whose work addresses diversity among vulnerable and understudied populations. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Our doctoral program in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. We seek applicants who can contribute to the CCSP vision and mission ( The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program. It is desirable that candidates will be license eligible or licensed in the state of California.

For primary consideration, applicants should apply on or before December 15, 2017, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.. To apply, please submit a letter of application (including research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, and samples of teaching evaluations (if available), as well as three letters of reference. Applicants are encouraged to discuss how their research, teaching, and/or service highlights their commitment and contributions to understanding and serving diverse communities and/or under-represented groups. Submit materials online to Questions about this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Melissa Morgan-Consoli at

The GGSE offers masters and doctoral degrees from the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology and the Department of Education, as well as teaching credentials and masters of education degrees from the Teacher Education Program. The School also offers three undergraduate minors: Educational Studies, Applied Psychology, and Science & Mathematics Education.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Include research and teaching interests. Encouraged to discuss how research, teaching, and/or service highlights commitment and contributions to understanding and serving diverse communities and/or under-represented groups.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Samples of scholarly work

  • Samples of scholarly work

  • Samples of teaching evaluations (if available) - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required