Open Rank Adjunct Professor of Education, School Psychology (Full Time) – Oakland

About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top masters universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

About the School of Education

The School of Education (SOE) at Mills College has a long history of commitment to the community’s children. In fact, in 1926, Mills became the first college west of the Mississippi to open a Children’s Laboratory School and continues to offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs and certifications in educator preparation, leadership, and related fields. Currently, the School of Education maintains important collaborative arrangements with neighboring school districts, including Oakland Unified School District and hosts a range of grants-funded programming centered on closing the opportunity gap for diverse youth and inquiry-based work with educators to deepen and extend their teaching practice in a range of settings.

Goals and vision of the program

The School Psychology program at Mills prepares clinically-grounded educational professionals to work closely with teachers and leaders as critical members to provide necessary in-school assessment and accommodation recommendations, as well as providing advocacy-based consultations to teachers, leaders, and parents to support student learning and well-being. We work from the foundation that student learning is shaped and understood through a view into the sociocultural context in which their learning occurs. The School Psychology program at Mills College prepares professionals to be the key personnel situated in educational settings to work directly with students, their teachers and families to communicate and advocate for the learning and socio-emotional needs of children who have a diverse range of abilities and capacities. The program prepares professionals to address the wide range of individual, familial and community concerns at the intersection of academic achievement and mental health.

Our program centering the value of being responsive to the local community needs, as well as serving as a laboratory for professional development and training for professionals working within communities grappling with the challenges euphemistically described as “urban.” All children come of age amidst racialized socio-political and economic tensions that have resulted in the displacement and dispossession of communities and families, especially in relation to the land and schools in their communities. Our program takes a critical race and feminist approach to considering the challenges to learning that arise for students while implementing systems-focused interventions to support the healthy development of all learners. The program takes a strong stance against deficit and deficiency models in the description of children, families, or communities and centers the strengths and culturally-sustaining practices that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being.

Job Description

The School Psychology program prepares adopts a collaborative inquiry and place-based approach to the development of clinically effective practitioners for school context. The program centers students’ in-vivo experiences in school settings to develop the capacities and dispositions required for the practice of school psychology. The Salaried Adjunct position in School Psychology will support the infrastructural and program development for clinically-based academic programs (i.e., school psychology and counseling) in the School of Education and teaching that create the conditions for this quality of learning.

The position will hold significant administrative responsibilities in the form of curricular development for the clinical programs, including course development, cultivating relationships with practicum and internship site partners, as well as registering the program with the state of California. The Salaried Adjunct faculty member will develop the student handbooks and practicum/internship manuals for the clinical programs as well as initiate accreditation processes for them. The teaching load will consist of three courses over the Fall 2020-21 academic year in their area of expertise that align with the instructional needs of the School of Education.


Qualified applicants will have a doctorate in School Psychology and be licensed in the state of CA (or with out-of-state reciprocity with CA) with at least three years of clinical practice in a school setting, public schools preferred. Active professional memberships with regional and national school and educational psychological associations and/or societies are recommended. Clinicians with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and culturally-responsive clinical practice are required. Candidates with higher education administrative experience of academic programs are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience, andincludes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills’ non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant’s background check must be cleared.

Application Instructions:

Click the link below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:

• Employee Application

• Cover Letter

• Curriculum Vitae

• Teaching/Practice Portfolio

– Statement of teaching philosophy (500 words or less)

– Statement of clinical practice and supervision (500 words or less)

– Sample syllabus

– Student evaluations of teaching

• Three letters of recommendation (at least one by a colleague familiar with the applicant’s teaching and one by a supervisor of the applicant’s clinical work – supervision of clinicians and work with children).

Please note that you can only upload 6 “Other” documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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