The School Counseling Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a tenure-track Associate Professor to join the Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development to begin September 1, 2014.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach master’s level courses; carry out an active research agenda that includes externally-funded projects and makes significant contributions to the field of school counseling; advise master’s students; and contribute service to the university’s urban mission, to university and departmental committees, and to professional associations. Responsibilities will likely include participation in the continued development of the new doctoral program and eventual teaching and advising of doctoral students. The School Counseling Program is aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. The program emphasizes a social justice agenda, especially focusing on the prevention and elimination of the opportunity and achievement gaps. Students are prepared to deliver a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. The program is offered both online and on campus and was recently accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, or related field specializing in school counseling (a doctorate in Counselor Education or Counseling Psychology is preferred); evidence of excellence in teaching; a strong research agenda with evidence of scholarly productivity, externally-funded research and publications; and successful prior experience as a school counselor. Experience in urban schools is highly desirable. Experience developing and/or teaching in a doctoral-level program is preferred. The successful candidate would join a department whose mission is to promote social justice in diverse communities.
The department serves approximately 325 graduate students working toward degrees in mental health counseling, family therapy, school counseling, and school psychology. Our long-standing commitment to diversity is evident in the curriculum we offer and the scholarship we encourage. Visit www.umb.edu/academics/cehd for more information about the department and college.
UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer.
To apply, candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a representative sample of scholarship, and three letters of reference online.