Individual Counseling, Part-Time Faculty, Bakersfield, CA in Bakersfield, CA at University of Phoenix

Date Posted: 5/20/2020

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The candidate that is hired for this part-time position will be required to teach at our local campus in Bakersfield, CA. This is not a virtual or online course.  Only candidates that are able to teach at this specific campus location should apply.

University of Phoenix College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, human services and counseling designed to help students acquire a deeper understanding of human behavior and prepare them to become social heroes in their communities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, social science careers are expected to grow up to 29 percent between 2012 and 2022. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences prepares for these opportunities with a combination of firsthand knowledge and career-relevant coursework. Our curriculum is developed based on industry standards to ensure the coursework aligns with employer needs. We work directly with the American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) to ensure that our programs fill skills gaps in social science professions.


  1. As a faculty member you’ll be challenged with adding your professional expertise to instruct a curriculum which is centrally developed with specific learning objectives.
  2. Provide timely and detailed feedback on a weekly basis and offer student support via classroom, phone, and email.
  3. Utilize classroom learning system technology (provided by university), the Internet, and Microsoft Office software.

Please click links below to see course descriptions. 


MUST meet one of the numbered pathways below, as well as any applicable clarifications stated, (including education, area of study and previous work experience, including minimum number of years and types of experience):

  • Doctorate degree in Counseling or a Doctorate in a related field and 18 graduate credits in counseling and a minimum of (3) years of applicable professional experience within the last (7) years. 

Doctoral Clarification: Applicable professional experience can be derived from any combination of: (a) Post-secondary teaching of clinical assessment courses, (b) Practitioner counseling experience, in a clinical setting, (c) Substantive documented research or scholarship experience in counseling current within the last 5 years.


  • Master’s degree in Counseling or a Master’s degree in related field and 18 graduate credits in counseling and a minimum of (5) years of practitioner counseling experience in a clinical setting within the last (7) years and demonstration of professional identity through additional professional organization service, published research, professional presentations, and/or other scholarly activities within the last (7) years.


  • Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum of (2) years’ post licensure experience is required.
  • Within 30 days of being hired, faculty teaching graduate level courses must document in their university academic credentials record, a scholarly activity plan or a record of scholarly activity that conforms to Boyer’s Model.  Those submitting only a plan will then have 11 months to document the successful implementation of that plan.   



As an Equal Opportunity employer, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


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