Tenure Track Faculty - Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

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

COLLEGE: Education

DEPARTMENT: Graduate and Professional Studies in Education

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor in Marriage Couple and Family Counseling

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The College of Education is a dynamic, engaged community that offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. We have long-standing partnerships with multiple professional communities, and are known for innovation, and genuine commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. For further information on our programs and faculty, please visit our website at

About Counselor Education Team

Our CACREP-accredited program is student focused with dedicated and collaborative faculty. We work diligently on mentoring our students in community and leadership roles as they develop a strong professional identity. Our program has had several recognitions. Our program won the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) innovative program award in 2020. Our Chi Sigma Sigma chapter won the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counselor Community Engagement (CCE) Award in 2023. Additionally, our California State University Sacramento Student Leadership and Orgs awarded our Student Counseling Society the 2022 organization of the year. We are looking for collaborative and student focused leaders that will contribute to the culture of our program to support innovation, someone who is invested in student success and professional development. Check out our program IG @sacstatecounseloreducation to see all the creative activities our faculty, staff, and students are up to!

POSITION DETAILS:  This is a full-time in-person tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the Fall 2024 semester. The faculty member selected for this position is housed in the Graduate and Professional Studies branch in the College of Education. Courses may meet in the morning, late afternoon, or evening. 

The salary range for this position is $64,860 - $143,928, with an anticipated annual salary of $74,642 depending upon qualifications and experience.


Supporting Student Success  

  • Directly meet academic goals to support student success including advocating and supporting anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, community engagement, and university service. 

  • Teach graduate level CACREP core courses as well as Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling concentration courses including working in our Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services (CCDS) with Practicum and Internship students. Additional courses in the MCFC specialization include: psychopharmacology, seminar in marriage and family counseling, couples counseling, trauma and crisis counseling, group counseling, and diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Help implement our program learning outcomes and key performance indicators as evaluated through key signature assignments and dispositional evaluations.

  • Actively contribute to faculty advising and mentoring around professional growth, licensure, certification, and gatekeeping in an effort to support student development.

  • Support accreditation and graduation, ensuring we are advising, mentoring, and retaining students; especially BIPOC students.

  • Help in admission efforts and in responding to prospective students interested in the program, aiding in recruiting a diverse student body, and optimizing progress to degree completion.

  • Support the student leadership, therefore experience recommending, supporting, and mentoring students in leadership opportunities is preferred.  

Supporting anti-racist and inclusive campus 

  • Contribute to program evaluation and assessment that meet the standards of CACREP, California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), and California CTC and participate in ongoing program assessment that includes modifications necessary for infusing focused experiential and inclusive practices within both curriculum and graduate experiences.

  • Work to ensure that our graduate EDC meet the anti-racist and inclusive university curriculum objectives.

  • Help in building curriculum with an intersectionality lens that supports multiculturally competent practitioners, foster continual intersectional and interdisciplinary dialogue through brave spaces and inclusive spaces.  

  • Engage in course development; teaching; program/curriculum evaluation; assessment and accreditation, including evaluation and assessment of students in terms of Counseling Competencies, CACREP accreditation, BBS educational requirements, and WASC requirements.

  • Mentor students in research and presentations that address multicultural competence at local, regional, and national conferences.

  • Contribute to the MS Counseling Program and larger COE Graduate and Professional Studies Branch in supporting and developing diverse faculty to support the university goal of culturally competent curriculum and inclusive experience for faculty, staff, students, and community members in the College of Education, University, and larger Sacramento Community. 

  • Work with part-time faculty to provide mentoring to part-time faculty to support the university goal of anti-racist curriculum and inclusive practices that are consistent across various sections within core and career counseling courses.

  • Work collegially and collaboratively with our program area group inclusive of all specializations.

Supporting Anchor University Activities and Engagement 

  • Contribute to the Anchor University Mission by participating in supervision out of our Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services (CCDS) and will help in supporting and integrating services to and within the community.

  • Participate in program grant writing activities focused on training and community partnerships, will contribute to the growth of the marriage, couple, and family counseling concentration, and supervision of interns in both MCFC and clinical counseling settings.

  • Mentor students in research and presentation opportunities at local, regional, national, and international conferences to build professional competencies within our graduate student body.

  • Help build national presence and exposure with mentoring students in activities such as the ACA Ethics Contest, CSI, potential study abroad opportunities, and other scholarly and writing opportunities.

  • Contribute to professional development and advocacy efforts in support of the Anchor University Mission.

  • Attend faculty meetings, serve on Program, Branch, College, and University committees, and actively engage in scholarly activity and involvement in community service.  

  • Support the MS Counseling Program and larger Sacramento community partners in professional development opportunities.

  • Provide expertise in continuing education topics relevant to students, site-supervisors, and community members; activities include supervision training and other topics at our annual Spring Symposium and our annual Site Fair. 

  • Engage actively with other faculty to create and implement program evaluation processes and collaborate on faculty teams to investigate issues such as training culturally competent practitioners, effective educational and admissions practices, multicultural competency in training and service provision, anti-racist practices, clinical training, therapy process and outcomes.

  • Participate in our community advisory committee meetings that occur biannually to help in building partnerships and gathering feedback for program improvement.

  • Provide practicum and field supervision for trainees, with gatekeeping and anti-racist practice that supports MCFC counseling students while keeping client welfare in mind.

  • Support the program student activities such as our Chi Sigma Iota chapter, Chi Sigma Sigma. 

NOTE: Faculty with diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. 


• An earned doctorate in Counselor Education or a closely related field from a CACREP accredited program is required. ABD candidates from CACREP accredited programs will be considered, provided all degree requirements are completed by August 2024. Applicants must also be currently licensed as a Counselor in California or their home state, or be eligible for licensure in California (LMFT and/or LPCC). 

• Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level is essential. Teaching effectiveness can be demonstrated through various methods such as service learning, distance learning, integration of clinical experience, and creation of culturally responsive environments. A thorough knowledge of career development models is also required. 

• Demonstrated ability and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic environment. This includes working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as evidenced by scholarly pursuits, teaching evaluations, and letters of recommendation. Experience with inclusive, anti-racist practices, social justice, and equity work within research, presentations, counseling, or student interactions is also necessary. 

• A strong Counselor Education identity as evidenced by professional practice, active participation in counseling professional organizations, and research. Successful applicants will also have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and students in community service, focusing on the growth and well-being of individuals and communities. Service should challenge power differentials and prioritize the needs of others. 


• Candidates with experience in clinical and community settings are preferred, although those with broader counseling experiences are also encouraged to apply. 

• Evidenced by experience in marriage and family counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and professional memberships in relevant organizations. Experience with diverse populations is also preferred.

• Experience in graduate-level instruction, supervision, mentoring, and research-related activities is essential. 

• Specialized knowledge or experience in a range of counseling areas is preferred, including but not limited to individual and group counseling, multicultural counseling, collaborative consultation, assessment, grant writing, systems theories, addiction counseling, crisis/trauma counseling, and supervision.  

• Experience with CACREP and/or statewide accreditation processes, as well as familiarity with licensing and licensing boards, is desirable. 

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are also preferred. 


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit:

  • 1-3 page cover letter (in this cover letter, clearly indicate an example of how your personal experiences inform your advocacy for antiracism and inclusion in counselor education), 
  • a curriculum vitae (include all degrees, California credentials and/or National certifications held), 
  • UNOFFICIAL transcript indicating the doctoral degree earned or ABD, 
  • Diversity statement: Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment?

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

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

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

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.

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.

Eligibility Verification

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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