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Faculty (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) for M.S. in Counseling Psychology with Specialization in Children and Youth Program

Tracking CodeF723 Job DescriptionPosition Title: Faculty (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) for M.S. in Counseling Psychology with Specialization in Children and Youth Program

Position Tracking Number: F723

School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Department: Psychology

Location: Azusa Campus

About APU:

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


Full time 12-month faculty position in the Department of Psychology with Primary responsibilities assigned to the MS in Counseling Psychology program. The Department of Psychology seeks a full-time faculty person with specialization in children and youth mental health. All applicants must hold licensure as a mental health provider (Psychologist, LPCC, LMFT) and possess clinical supervisor qualifications (minimum of 2 years of licensure). The M.S. of Counseling Psychology faculty are primarily responsible for teaching courses in the area of Counseling psychology, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates seeking are also expected to maintain an active research/scholarship program. Counseling psychology faculty are fully integrated with the department of psychology faculty, and carry faculty responsibilities as a member of the department.


Licensure and clinical supervisor qualifications (minimum of 2 years licensure) in mental health field. Registered Play Therapist preferred. Evidence of clinical specialization in children and youth services.


Teaching, mentoring, research/scholarship, university community service

Assist in implementation and growth of the M.S. in Counseling Psychology graduate program

Participate as a full and integral member of the Department of Psychology faculty

May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.

Level: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor


Licensure Licensure and clinical supervisor qualifications (minimum of 2 years licensure) in mental health field. Evidence of clinical specialization in children and youth services. Registered Play Therapist preferred.


Demonstrated breadth and depth of experience in Children’s mental health services and a strong Christian commitment are required. Previous experience and demonstrated excellence in university teaching and service to a university is desirable. Candidates seeking appointment at Associate or Full Professor level must demonstrate evidence of scholarly research and publications in their field.


Full-time Faculty, 12-month position. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department of psychology, mentor and advise students, conduct research and/or clinical services, and participate in university service and leadership.

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:

Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.

Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.

Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.

Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at, to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Job Location Azusa, California, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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