Assistant Professor in Psychology

University of California Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education

United States

Tenure track teaching faculty position, Assistant Teaching Professor level, with a specialty in School Psychology

Job #JPF01862
  • Graduate School of Education - Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 27th, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) invites applications for a tenure track teaching faculty position, formally listed as Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), at the Assistant Teaching Professor level, with a specialty in school psychology to begin July 1, 2021. Responsibilities will include (a) teaching a range of school psychology courses, (b) contributing to the department’s school psychology credential program, (c) supervising diverse graduate students, (d) other graduate and undergraduate teaching, (e) mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and (f) university and public service.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in school psychology services for diverse populations including the Latinx population. The applicant should have a strong commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The applicant will also ideally be committed to the preparation of the next generation of school psychologists who will be prepared to facilitate the development and education of increasing diverse children, families, and communities. Spanish/English bilingualism is desired. 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 University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service, as appropriate to the position.

CCSP is home to a vibrant faculty of productive scholars, a doctoral program that is highly regarded and accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists and the American Psychological Association, and the largest undergraduate minor on campus. We seek applicants who can contribute to the CCSP vision and mission ( The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or PsyD in Counseling, Clinical, or School Psychology. Preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate from an APA-accredited program. The candidate must be a credentialed school psychologist who is either credentialed in California or credential-eligible in the state of California.

Basic Qualifications: The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a doctorate with a specialization in school psychology or closely related field except the dissertation and internship completion at the time of application.(Please clarify in your letter of interest when you expect to have your degree conferred if it has not been by the time of application.)

Additional Qualifications:
• Credentialed school psychologist who is credentialed either in California or license-eligible in the state of California.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to teach, train, and supervise graduate students consistent with the National Association of School Psychologists’ training standards in school psychology.
• Leadership and administration skills needed to contribute to a vibrant program in school psychology
• Expertise relevant to preparing students to work with diverse populations. For instance, prepared to teach, train, and supervise graduate students in the practice of school psychology in English, Spanish, and/or other languages.

Start date is July 1, 2021. To apply: submit the following materials online to A letter of interest, a teaching and supervising philosophy statement, a curriculum vitae, a sample psychoeducational assessment report, and a diversity statement which describes how your scholarship, teaching, and service will help us achieve our mission to serve diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that allow us to achieve educational equity. Please arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf via the recruitment website. Candidates have the option to submit a sample teaching evaluation.

Please complete your application on or before December 1, 2020 in order to receive primary consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Questions about this position should be directed to the staff assistant to the Search Committee, Christina Wilburn at

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology is in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE). 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, the GGSE at UCSB is deeply committed to centering diversity in our work. In addition to finding teaching faculty who bring scholarly expertise in the areas that are described above, 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.

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 interest - Please note: If your degree has not been conferred by your time of application, please clarify in your letter of interest when you expect it to be conferred.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Teaching and supervising philosophy statement
  • Sample psychoeducational assessment report
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Describe how your scholarship, teaching, and service will help us achieve our mission to serve diverse populations in our region, state, and nation in ways that move us forward as we strive to achieve educational equity .
  • Guidance to faculty candidates for writing their Diversity Statement can be found here:
  • Sample teaching evaluation (optional) (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

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