Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty (Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling) at Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA 92108

PLNU is a Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition, offering quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. We provide higher education in a vibrant Christian environment where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service is an expression of faith. PLNU is an institution that is committed to reflecting the rich diversity of God’s kingdom. We therefore encourage applications from culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled and/or demonstrating great potential in the practice of teaching and scholarship.
The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling degree is a two year, on-campus/in-person program that leads to both LMFT and LPCC licensure in California. Our faculty have varied clinical and educational backgrounds and we prioritize the personal and professional development of each student we serve. We share in a relational, "high touch" community that invests deeply in our students and trains them to be competent clinicians and thriving, healthy individuals.


Job Description:

The College of Health Sciences is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track teaching position in Clinical Counseling. The University seeks an individual capable of excellent teaching, committed to significant involvement with students both within and outside the classroom, and interested in participating in the academic unit’s service learning.

Responsibilities begin January 2023 and will include teaching a wide variety of courses in Clinical Counseling and Psychology. Academic rank, compensation levels, and eligibility for the Tenure track will be based on degrees earned and related experience.


-Facilitate class instruction for graduate-level courses according to department standards and mission.
-Develop, deliver, maintain and review course materials, and syllabi.
-Evaluate student performance and provide timely and substantive feedback on students' performance and behavior.
-Effectively develop students’ knowledge and applied skills in the field of psychotherapy.
-Advise and mentor students academically, spiritually, and socially.
-Contribute to preparing students for their post-graduate careers and finding who they are called to be.
-Engage in personal scholarship and scholarship with students (where possible)
-Provide accommodation for students who require it according to PLNU Educational Access Center.
-Attend events and meetings as identified by the department and college, including but not limited to, weekly staff meetings, interviewing prospective students, and disciplinary committee.
-Contribute to the recruitment, retention, and preparation of students.
-Support and participate in state and national organizations to promote the profession and strengthen network resources.
-Utilize the Canvas/Workday online platforms for assignments, grading, and course structure.
-Serve on university faculty committees/working groups and perform other normal faculty duties
-If Eligible, various responsibilities aligned with the Tenure Track process.


Point Loma Nazarene University
4025 Camino Del Rio S. Suite 250A
San Diego, California 92108


Benjamin Coleman
[email protected]



San Diego, CA 92108
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Salary ranges from $69,630 to $113,916
Ordained position
Exempt status
Critical Thinking
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Services
Psychological Services