Assistant Professor of Practice in School Psychology, Non-tenure track, August 2022

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Assistant Professor of Practice in School Psychology, Non-tenure track, August 2022

Chapman University seeks applications for a non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor of School Psychology in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies starting August 2022.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #122th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Attallah College of Educational Studies. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, whose educator preparation programs are accredited nationally by CAEP and regionally accredited by WASC, offers undergraduate and graduate (master’s, specialist, PhD) programs in leadership, teacher education, and school counseling and school psychology. Attallah College is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, providing students with personalized and rigorous educational experiences involving monitoring and collaborative research. More information on our programs is available at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

The Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) programs recognize the need to prepare school psychology professionals who are forward thinking and who envision the world of education in new and innovative ways. We are committed to providing Chapman University graduates with a dynamic and intellectually challenging education that focuses on student advocacy, mental health in the schools, and application of the NASP model of practice. More information is available at: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D./Ed.D/Psy.D.) by the start of employment in school psychology or related fields from an accredited institution is required.
  • Familiarity with the NASP model.
  • Demonstrated potential of effective teaching at the graduate level, especially with courses focused on mental health, social-emotional assessment, and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships within the university and public education communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise school psychology fieldwork and teach graduate courses directly related to school psychology and mental health.
  • CA credential (or equivalent) and 5 years of professional experience in school psychology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in education and must be willing to contribute to the University Diversity and Inclusion plan.
  • CA licensure or eligibility for licensure as an LPCC, MFT, LCSW or Psychologist (LPCC preferred).

    Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to teach courses across CSP program courses (i.e., school counseling, school psychology, clinical counseling) as needed.
  • Active engagement in providing professional development to school psychologists.
  • Active involvement in state and national professional organizations.
  • Ability to mentor doctoral students.
  • Three or more years of experience providing educationally related mental health services in a K-12 school setting.
  • Expertise and facility with technology, including remote instruction.
  • Experience with development and implementation of innovative clinical and school psychology programs.
  • Ability to design and implement program and course assessment tools.
  • Experience serving and/or teaching in underserved communities.
  • Ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration.

    The successful candidate will teach, advise, and mentor students across the Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) Programs, particularly those in the School Psychology track and in the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) emphasis. These programs prepare students to effectively serve as school psychologists, clinical counselors, and school counselors in a range of organizations, collaborating with individuals, families, communities, and schools toward an inclusive, equitable, and just world.

    This is a full-time, non-tenure track position that requires work to be performed in the State of California and has in-person teaching responsibilities and required on-campus availability at Chapman’s Orange campus.

    Responsibilities include: - Teach school psychology, counseling, and professional clinical counselor courses. Current course descriptions are available at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
  • Stay informed of research and cutting edge practices in the field of school psychology, clinical counseling, supervision, and mental health.
  • Actively contribute as an integral member of the school counseling and school psychology faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the overall program and its curriculum.
  • Actively participate in the continuing education of school counselors, clinical counselors and/or school psychologists through presentations at conferences, school district partnerships, and local professional organizations.
  • Provide academic advising and professional mentorship to school counseling and school psychology students and alumni.
  • Actively participate in the design, implementation, and interpretation of assessment systems that evaluate the efficacy of the school psychology program.

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:
  • Chapman University faculty employment application
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, presentations, letters of recommendation, etc.)
  • Contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Amy Jane Griffiths Search Committee Chair c/o: Hilary Anderson, Search Coordinator, Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies Chapman University Please use "School Psychology Assistant Professor" as the email subject line. Direct inquiries to Hilary Anderson Search Coordinator, at

    Application review will begin December 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

    Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

    Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2175628.