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The Department seeks a school psychology faculty member to contribute to the preparation of culturally diverse and responsive leaders in school psychology. We seek a dynamic individual who can work successfully in our shared, systemically oriented collaborative faculty core, as well as contribute to long-term development of a doctoral program. The School Psychology Program is a four-year integrated graduate-professional program culminating in the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology and the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology. Our program also offers a BCBA approved course sequence, which allows students to take courses for certification while completing their degree. The program faculty are passionate about preparing school psychologists to be systems change agents, interventionists, and consultants in diverse schools. A commitment to human diversity, educational equity, and social justice permeates our training program and is supported through multiple grant opportunities and partnerships to develop related specializations. We adhere to an articulated philosophy that values diversity and inclusion via a) recruitment and support of diverse students, faculty, field supervisors, and other role models; b) infusion of  multicultural content and perspectives in the training curriculum and faculty members’ research agendas; c) extensive hands-on and experiential learning in culturally inclusive educational environments; and d) providing community, mentorship, and support for our students.


Required: Applicant should have an earned doctorate in school psychology or closely related field. We seek a professionally credentialed, nationally certified (or eligible) school psychology faculty member with practice-based knowledge and established relationships with school districts, whose applied research with an outcomes-based emphasis would position him/her to secure external funding. Thus, this new faculty member will bring research skills compatible with external grant writing, and research agendas in some combination of the following areas:

  1. Bilingual issues in assessment and intervention: Improving outcomes for Dual Language Learners and special
  2. Cultural proficiency within school psychology: Examining and analyzing culturally affirming and responsive evidence-based interventions focused on academic, behavioral, and mental health
  3. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) within multicultural
  4. School-based mental health services with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Preferably, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Preferred. Experience working in K-12 public schools as a school psychologist, especially with minoritized youth. Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and/or School Psychology certification/credential. Bilingual. BCBA certified.


Primary teaching responsibility is in a 90+ credit school psychology graduate program, in such areas as assessment-intervention (i.e., academic, cognitive, bilingual), MTSS, qualitative and quantitative research, multicultural counseling, and evidence-based interventions. Additional courses may include supervision of: (a) school site-based instruction integrating research, theory, and practice; (b) fieldwork and/or practicum with accompanying professional development seminar; and/or (c) student research. Other responsibilities include academic advisement of graduate students, service on university, college, department, and program committees, and community engagement.


SDSU’s College of Education’s graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation. The School Psychology program is housed in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) within the College of Education. The department offers four additional graduate programs (School Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Community Based Block: Multicultural Community Counseling and Social Justice Education, and Education with a concentration in Counseling) and one undergraduate minor program (Counseling & Social Change).


San Diego State University is part of the California State University system and is considered one of the nation’s premier urban research universities, with a designation as a High Research Activity University by the Carnegie Foundation. The campus has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution residing on the historical lands of the Kumeyaay, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented populations.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Position begins August 2020.


Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should complete the online application

  1. Statement of teaching philosophy, research agenda, and service
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcript
  4. Contact information of at least three references (name, position, email, and telephone)

Building on Inclusive Excellence (

Applicants that wish to be considered for the BIE hiring program should demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet at least three out of the eight criteria listed below:

  • Is engaged in service with underrepresented populations in higher education
  • Demonstrates knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education
  • Has experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students
  • Integrates understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research
  • Extends knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group
  • Is committed to research that engages underrepresented communities
  • Shows expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration
  • Has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.