Assistant Professor of School Psychology – Fresno/Bakersfield – Rancho Cordova

The Department of Educational Administration, School Counseling/School Psychology at National University is looking for three (3) full-time positions for the School Psychology program. The positions are in 1) San Diego, 2) Fresno/Bakersfield, and 3) Rancho Cordova.

POSITION: Assistant Professor of School Psychology
DEPARTMENT: Educational Administration and School Counseling/Psychology
LOCATION: Rancho Cordova, CA ; Fresno/Bakersfield, CA ; and San Diego, CA

The Educational Administration and School Counseling/Psychology Department at National University seeks faculty enthusiastic about an opportunity to shape the future of School Psychology. National University is the second largest, private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. Founded in 1971 with a mission to provide higher education access to students unable to otherwise gain university caliber education, NU has led California in preparing credentialed teachers every year since 2000. Currently National also ranks fourth in the nation in granting master’s degrees in education to all minorities. The university’s careful attention to students is evidenced by NU’s very high retention and graduation rates. Recognition of NU’s high quality is further evidenced by its recent 10-year WASC reaccreditation and initial accreditation by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Sanford College of Education is seeking individuals who a) aspire to shape higher education and P-12 schools for years to come, b) inform their work through their research agenda, c) will continue to grow as exemplary instructors by using up-to-date technology, and d) collaborate with both internal and external constituencies.

The individual selected to fill this position will be expected to (1) assume responsibility for master’s students in School Psychology programs; (2) advise and mentor master’s students of diverse cultures and backgrounds; (3) engage in appropriate service activities at the department, school, or university level; (4) establish and maintain relationships with department faculty, administrators, and staff in academic centers throughout California; and (5) establish and maintain strong professional relationships with school districts in the greater Sacramento County region, Fresno/Bakersfield regions, or San Diego County region.

An earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited university in the area of School Psychology, or related discipline. A California credential in Pupil Personal Services in School Psychology is preferred.

1. Excellence in teaching. An exemplary record of teaching at the graduate level is preferred.
2. An established or emerging line of research (including publications and/or presentations at state, national and/or international conferences).
3. A record of collaboration with school districts and community partners.
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member across the University.
5. Demonstrated leadership skills for continuing program improvement.
Salary: Competitive

National University faculty enjoy excellent working conditions. Professional advancement and stability have been historical foundations upon which NU faculty have built their careers and academic programs. Review of faculty careers within NU’s non-tenure environment historically show advancement through the ranks, multiple year contracts, merit salary increases and generous professional development resources and highly collegial work environment within a university where shared governance is taken seriously.

Application materials should include all of the following items:
• Letter of interest describing how research, teaching, and other professional qualifications meet required and desired qualifications expressed in this vacancy notice
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Tricia Crosby-Cooper at

National University is an equal opportunity employer and educator. National University does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its policies, procedures or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical condition, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.