Tenure Track Faculty - Clinical-Counseling Psychology

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

COLLEGE:  College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

DEPARTMENT:  Psychology

POSITION TITLE:  Tenure Track Faculty - Clinical-Counseling Psychology


The Psychology Department at Sacramento State has 29 tenured/tenure-track faculty as well as multiple lecturers who serve more than 1,400 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate students. The Psychology Department features individual faculty research space, a psychological/behavioral services clinic, computer labs, technical/instructional support, and a small animal vivarium. The Psychology Department has a strong and ongoing relationship with the university’s Community Engagement Center and Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as multiple local schools and community partners. Through teaching, scholarship, and service we promote human equity, health and well-being, effective functioning, and respect for diversity. Our undergraduate program is designed to give all students a well-rounded education in the discipline of psychology, as well as to provide a strong preparation for those who seek advanced study in psychology. Students who successfully complete our program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to the undergraduate major, the Psychology Department offers an undergraduate certificate in behavior analysis and master's programs in applied behavior analysis, general psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology.

The Psychology Department is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, consisting of 11 academic departments, four independent and interdisciplinary academic programs, and several centers and institutes.  The College is a congenial and cohesive unit both academically and administratively.


This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Psychology beginning in the Fall 2024 semester. 

The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928; the anticipated annual starting salary is $75,000. Salary will be dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.


  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in clinical or counseling psychology (e.g., Abnormal Psychology, Personality Theories, Psychological Testing) as well as other courses in their area of expertise.  
  2. Develop a focused and productive program of research in clinical or counseling psychology that demonstrates inclusivity in the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students and respect for diversity in their research topics.
  3. Provide advising to a diverse body of undergraduate Psychology majors from a variety of backgrounds.
  4. Supervise Master’s level students.
  5. Provide service to the department, college, University, and community through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  6. Work as a cooperative member in the function of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, accreditation and program review.


  1. Ph.D. from an accredited university with a research and teaching focus in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by January 2025.
  2. Completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in Clinical or Counseling Psychology by August 15, 2024.
  3. Demonstrated commitment and evidence of conducting research in clinical or counseling psychology.
  4. Demonstrated commitment and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
  5. Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in pedagogy/educational practices.
  6. Ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment.


  1. Teaching experience in clinical or counseling psychology (e.g., Abnormal Psychology, Personality Theories, Psychological Testing) or related courses, at the college level.
  2. Demonstrated ability or interest to contribute to other teaching needs within the department, such as introductory psychology, research methods, statistics, or other areas within candidate’s expertise.
  3. Demonstrated ability or interest in using a wide variety of teaching methodologies and perspectives that integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in the curriculum.
  4. Demonstrated ability or interest in conducting research with culturally diverse, marginalized, and/or underrepresented populations.


To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted by end of day October 15, 2023, and review of applications will begin October 16, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  Applicants can apply by clicking on the Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track Positions. Required application materials are:

  • Letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above.
  • A curriculum vita.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work (official transcripts required at time of appointment).
  • A diversity statement describing your individual commitment to diversity and inclusion; how the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion have been or will be brought into coursework and your professional experience; examples of diverse and inclusive pedagogy you have used or will use to ensure all students have access to equal educational opportunity.
  • Teaching Philosophy - A statement of teaching interests addressing preparation to teach and mentor at the college-level and to incorporate diverse perspectives across all courses taught. If applicable, please include a table listing teaching experience with a column for each of the following: (a) title and number of each course taught, (b) the semester and year you taught the course, (c) the name of the institution where you taught the course, (d) the approximate number of students enrolled in the course, (e) your role in the course (e.g., instructor of record, teaching assistant, etc.), (f) the course format (e.g., traditional, hybrid, online), and (g) the level of the course (e.g., undergraduate or graduate).
  • Teaching Effectiveness - (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, sample course materials and/or evidence of relevant training and experiences, etc.).
  • Scholarly Research - A statement of research interests.
  • Portfolio - Evidence of research experience (e.g., reprints, preprints, grant applications, etc.).
  • Name, telephone number, and email address for three recent academic/professional references.

Confidential letters of recommendation will be collected directly from applicant’s references. After the initial review date, the three references listed on the application will be contacted with instructions on how to upload confidential letters of recommendation.  The search committee asks that applicants notify their references in advance so that letters will be submitted in a timely manner.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Phillip Akutsu, Clinical/Counseling Psychology Position Screening Committee Chair at


About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

 “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

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Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  The systemwide policy can be found at

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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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. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

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