Faculty, Psychology (Counseling or Clinical Psychology ), Full-time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2022
Salem State University
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Required Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 2021-2476
The psychology department at Salem State University is seeking to fill two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in counseling or clinical psychology. Applicants for these positions should be prepared to a) teach graduate courses in the MS Counseling Program (e.g., introductory and advanced counseling theories, counseling methods, legal & ethical issues, multicultural psychology, group counseling, differential diagnosis, marriage and family counseling theories, practicum/internship seminar, developmental psychopathology and other related topics); and undergraduate courses (e.g. child and adolescent development, personality theory, clinical psychology, and other related topics) in the psychology department; b) maintain an active program of scholarship/research; c) demonstrate enthusiasm to infusing diversity, multicultural content, and social justice principles across the university, including all course work, research, supervision, advising & mentoring, and training; and d) contribute to efforts to seek and maintain accreditation for the MS Counseling program. One position will be expected to take on the role of Graduate Program Coordinator for the MS Counseling program, and the other position will be expected to take on the role of Clinical Director for the program. These additional duties for both these roles can be found below and will be compensated by either stipend or course release. The MS Counseling Program is currently an evening program and all classes meet after 4:30 pm.
Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.
Please Note: There are two vacancies for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
Graduate Program Coordinator Role:
Advise graduate students and participate in information sessions
Submit annual reports and provide leadership in graduate program review and planning, as well as developing annual program goals and objectives
Act as a liaison between department chair, department faculty, and the School of Graduate Studies. Collaborate with SGS, graduate admissions, and marketing in promoting their program and recruiting students
Develop course schedules and recommend them to their chair
Develop program specific policies
Participate in department graduate committee meetings to define expectations, curriculum implementation, and quality control
Identify, recommend, on-board, and schedule adjunct faculty, and recommend faculty appointments to teach courses in the program
Clinical Training Supervisor Role:
Manage current, and build new, relationships with internship and practicum sites
Support and mentor students through their search for an internship/practicum site
Address any training issues that may arise at internship sites
Hold mandatory Practicum/Internship Readiness Meetings to orient students to requirements for completing clinical training within the MS Counseling Program
Manage ALCEA, an electronic database that lists internship sites of current and past internship trainees and on-site clinical supervisors and on-campus clinical supervisors
Support adjunct faculty teaching practicum and internship courses
Facilitate a weekly Supervision Consultation group of approximately 24-30 graduate students
An earned PhD or PsyD in Counseling or Clinical psychology from an accredited program. ABD candidates may be considered if doctorate will be completed by December 31, 2022. Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in graduate and/or undergraduate teaching; license eligibility or licensure as psychologist and/or mental health counselor in the commonwealth of Massachusetts; experience in clinical supervision and training; experience in to enthusiasm for teaching, research, and advising/mentoring students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles; and a record of implementing inclusivity and social justice principles.
Prior experience and/or knowledge of the accreditation process in counseling, psychology, or related mental health professions; licensure in the commonwealth of Massachusetts with 3 years of full-time clinical mental health counseling experience as psychologist and/or mental health counselor; experience teaching using distance learning and instructional technologies, based on departmental needs; an active program of research; experience and knowledge of working with community-based mental health programs; broad knowledge of clinical mental health counseling sites, especially on the North Shore of Massachusetts; licensures beyond psychology, particularly in mental health counseling and/or marriage and family therapy; and considerable experience supervising clinical students and overseeing multiple sites where clinical services are delivered.
As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email [email protected]
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach your CV/resume, cover letter, (unofficial) transcripts, and a brief statement addressing your experiences in teaching, research, advising/mentoring, clinical supervision, and implementation of social justice principles.
Questions may be addressed via email to Dr. Christopher Mark, Search Committee Chair: [email protected]
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.