Antioch University Los Angeles seeks a proven academic leader to lead its
of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MAP) Department centered in Los Angeles.
The Department and related academic programs from Antioch's five campuses have
been organized into a School of Counseling, Psychology and Therapy (CPT).
Department is the largest academic unit within the new PCT School and also the
University system with an enrollment of approximately 700 students. The
will serve as the academic leader during a period of exceptional growth
emerging out of new
programming opportunities and partnerships.
The Chair's responsibilities center on the leadership and administration,
academic vision and
strategic direction of the Los Angeles Psychology Department, its various
specializations, clinical training, etc.) and oversight of associated
faculty, staff, student and
other stakeholders. The Chair ensures academic quality, manages personnel and
allocations, mentors and supervises faculty, and engages community and other
to promote and enhance the department's visibility and reputation. In
Department Chair engages in the full range of faculty activities and
responsibilities which may
include the equivalent of up to three (3) quarter courses (9 credits)
during the academic year.
Antioch University is a historic leader in progressive, student-centered
since its founding in 1852 in Yellow Springs Ohio, and campuses have been
Southern California since 1972. The University has a strong and historic
social, racial, economic and environmental justice, values that are integrated
curriculum and embodied in the work and life experiences of Antioch
Antioch University Los Angeles offers a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology
may choose to specialize in: Addiction and Recovery, Psychological Trauma
and Depth Psychology, LGBT Affirmative Psychology, Professional Clinical
Studies, Applied Community Psychology, and General Practice Specialization.
Students may also choose individualized programs, including MPIC. For students
eventually intend to pursue doctoral studies or non-clinical careers, the Los
Department also offers the Master of Arts in Psychology Studies (MAPS).
The MAP curricula is infused with social justice as a foundational frame,
experience and self-reflection provide context to support the development of a
practitioner. The Department requires 90 quarter units for completion of the
degree, to be
taken over 8 full-time quarters of study, including three quarters of clinical
The curriculum meets all educational requirements for students to qualify for
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) with the California Board of
Sciences. Students may also choose to qualify as Licensed Professional
Responsibilities of the Department Chair:
Develop and maintain a clear academic vision and strategic direction;
priorities and objectives to ensure excellent academic quality of the
Develop innovative and mission-consistent curricula and effectively
execute plans to
promote and deliver programs within resource constraints in collaboration with
Promote interdisciplinary collaborations across divisions within the
Counseling, Psychology and Therapy and across the university campus system.
Recruit, hire, mentor and evaluate department leaders (Specialization
Clinical Training Director), full-time Core and Teaching Faculty as well as
faculty members in conversation with the School Dean and department faculty.
Lead regular meetings with program faculty. Promote collegial discussion
decision-making within the faculty.
Develop and manage the annual department budget in collaboration with
staff; secure sufficient resources and personnel to accomplish department
support student learning and ensure academic quality.
Ensure department excellence, student success and faculty achievement
development and oversight of budgets, policies and procedures.
Establish and manage course scheduling, faculty workload assignments and
budget line in consultation with the School Dean.
Department Promotion and Outreach
Develop and support recruitment and outreach activities for department
collaboration with AU Admissions, Marketing and Advancement units.
Plan and engage in outreach and promotional activities; develop community
and promote advantageous partnerships to advance program visibility and
opportunities for student engagement and resource sharing.
Ensure department-specific state, regional and other accreditation
understood and department fulfilment documented.
Student Support and Success
Design and engage in regular processes (e.g. Cycle of Inquiry, annual
etc.) with faculty to ensure ongoing reflective practice focusing on student
and opportunities for improving and enhancing department curricula and faculty
Establish and enforce clear guidelines and procedures to admit qualified
the department; ensure student conduct and academic status policies and
are developed and understood by faculty and staff to effectively address
Establish and create data collection tools, analysis systems and
provide a clear understanding of the student experience and develop actions
processes to proactively address areas of concern.
Collaborate with other department and program leaders within the School of
Counseling, Psychology and Therapy.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean as appropriate.
A terminal degree (PhD, PsyD, etc.) from a regionally accredited
institutions of higher
learning within a discipline associated with the psychology program.
A minimum of five years of experience in an academic leadership role at
level or higher with demonstrated leadership experience and skills in budget
faculty evaluation and development, and leading through change; success in
enrollment management and scheduling at a department/unit level; and
developing curriculum and overseeing programs offered in different delivery
A minimum of 10 years of experience teaching graduate and professional
traditional, hybrid, and online environments.
Demonstrated record of providing intellectual leadership and academic
vision with an
appreciation for university research, teaching and community service.
Demonstrated experience working within a university system and success in
collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve
solve problems within a team environment.
Demonstrated commitment to creating and supporting a diverse work
for all stakeholders, including faculty, staff and students.
Demonstrated commitment and success in hiring, supporting and mentoring
faculty and staff, developing system and processes to support a broad range of
students (including BIPOC and first generation students), and integrating
perspectives and experiences into the curriculum strongly preferred.
Knowledge of California BBS Regulations for Marriage and Family Therapists
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors preferred.
LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, or Psychologist licensure or license-eligible with
mental health settings especially desirable.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
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. All
personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal
time to time, as needed.
Qualified candidates must submit a cover-letter, resume/CV, copy of education
transcripts when applying.
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job
description at any time.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ancestry,
religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability in
matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.