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Core Faculty- Marriage & Family Studies (Latinx Specialization)

at Pacific Oaks College

Posted: 5/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R0003072-1
Keywords: teaching

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The Core Faculty is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Pacific Oaks College campus as assigned. In addition this faculty position will have an additional responsibility of coordinating the MFT- Latinx Family Studies specialization. The faculty member reports to the Dean of the School of Cultural & Family Psychology (CFP).

The incumbent will teach and hold academic responsibilities in the Marriage & Family Therapy and Cultural & Family Studies (MA MFT & CFS) degree programs. They will also be expected to coordinate the MFT Latinx Family studies specialization (LFS). This position requires someone who has demonstrated Latinx cultural knowledge, clinical skills in therapeutic work with the Latinx population and an education background in one of the following areas: Psychology, marriage and family therapy, or counseling. We are seeking a candidate who is committed to teaching adult learners, who understands culture centered pedagogy, and who has considerable experience teaching and/or supervising graduate students.  Applicants who bring diverse ethnic, racial, immigrant and gender perspectives to their scholarship and teaching are encouraged to apply.

This position is located in Pasadena and reports directly to Dean of School of Cultural and Family Psychology.


  • Teach eight 3 unit courses (24 units) per academic year in the MA MFT & CFS programs, may include courses in the BA programs;
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses in the day, evening, or on weekends on any Pacific Oaks College campus as assigned;
  • Ensure that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency;
  • Advise and mentor graduate students in MA MFT-Latinx Family Studies (LFS)  program and graduate students in the other CFS programs;
  • Assist in recruitment, pre-registration, registration and retention of students;
  • Make suggestions to the Dean concerning the improvement of the LFS curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college;
  • Participate in program, curriculum review and development, and student learning outcomes initiatives;
  • Attend all faculty meetings, professional development, MA MFT & CFS orientation activities and other meetings established by Dean;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.


  • Ability to teach MA MFT & CFS courses at the graduate level both On-ground AND Online.
  • Knowledge about the Latinx culture and mental health need of Latinx families.
  • Knowledge and an understanding of the socio-political issues that impact Latinx communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach non-traditional, English as a second language graduate students.
  • Demonstrated bicultural/cultural competencies in community work and teaching;
  • Demonstrated knowledge about trauma and trauma treatment related to the Latinx population.
  • Demonstrated psychological awareness in trending modalities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in qualitative research methods in general and in specifics related to the Latinx population and familiarity with the research literature related to the Latinx population.
  • Demonstrated teaching philosophy that is culture-centered, student-centered, reflective, and fosters a democratic classroom for a participatory learning community.
  • Demonstrated competencies such as collegiality, collaboration, ability to motivate others, ability to balance independent and inter-dependent academic responsibilities;
  • Keep informed of current trends in Latinx mental health, community mental health and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities.
  • Maintain active engagement in communities as part of ongoing community service for the college.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, alumni, other constituents.
  • Knowledge of current technology and methods for disseminating web assisted information.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.


  • PsyD or Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or MFT, or closely related clinical field from an accredited university/college required.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience combination of clinical work or professional community psychology related experience.
  • 3 years teaching as fulltime in a college or university setting preferred; or combination of adjunct, or part-time considered.
  • Knowledge about Latinx communities and experience working with Latinx populations.
  • Licensed in the state of California.
  • Faculty research and participation/leadership in state and national professional organizations.

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at:

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Pacific Oaks College

Grounded in its social justice heritage, Pacific Oaks College prepares students to be culturally intelligent agents of change serving diverse communities in the fields of human development, education, and related family studies. Central to the Quaker tradition and history of Pacific Oaks is the value we place on the individual.  This translates into core values we live by at Pacific Oaks of People, Diversity, Social Justice, and Participatory Decision-Making.

Pacific Oaks Children's School

Founded on the principles of social justice and inclusion, we are internationally known for our pioneering accomplishments in the areas of anti-bias education, emergent curriculum, and peaceful conflict resolution. Our approach is to be responsive to the needs, interests, and emerging abilities of the children we teach.

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School is an affiliate of the nonprofit TCS Education System (TCS ES), which features a network of fellow nonprofit institutions, each backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible professionals in applied fields such as education, psychology, and law. Other TCS ES affiliates include The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Dallas Nursing Institute, Saybrook University, and Pacific Oaks Children’s School.

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