Clinical Psychology Department - Adjunct Faculty

Saybrook University
Closing date
Aug 15, 2021

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Job Details

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-14
Req: R0006257

Job Description:

Clinical Psychology Adjunct Faculty Position

Saybrook University, a non-profit accredited graduate school using a hybrid distance/residential learning model, seeks to hire part-time Adjunct Faculty in our Clinical Psychology degree program. Innovative and progressive applicants are invited to join a distinguished faculty; whose accomplishments reflect the quality and academic achievement of our students and graduates.

Our faculty are scholar-practitioners and leaders in their fields and professional associations, like the American Psychological Association in many of its divisions. Faculty are effective educators, inspiring clinical supervisors, well published scholars, and social activists for change. Our pedagogy includes a rich diverse curriculum with a focus on critical and creative thinking grounded in humanistic principles. It combines best practices in hybrid online and residential education. Saybrook students are mature and proficient in the use of advances in technology applied in higher education. We prepare scholar-practitioners to engage the world in the 21st century.

The position begins August 1, 2021 and remains open until filled.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsive and timely communication with Program Chair and university communications
  • Course Delivery/Development and Syllabus Review/Updating
    • Deliver high quality innovative on-line courses that foster critical and creative thinking
    • Ensure high academic standards and quality aligned with program goals
    • Coordination with department leadership regarding course offerings and catalog documentation
    • Potential to design innovative, progressive, and clinically responsive courses
  • Attend one university-wide adjunct faculty meeting per academic year
    • Attend CP degree meeting where possible
    • Monitor department minutes and communications accordingly
  • Residential Conference Opportunities
    • Potential for presenting workshops, course introduction, clinical training, and departmental meetings
  • Faculty Senate
    • Consider serving on the Faculty Senate in representing university adjunct faculty

Position Requirements:
  • Earned doctorate in psychology or highest degree for discipline
  • Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist or licensed mental health practitioner in related discipline
  • Previous experience in faculty leadership roles, particularly with regard to curriculum development and working across departments
  • Demonstrated scholarship, clinical practice, and/or accomplishments in the fields of humanistic, existential, multiculturalism, analytical and/or transpersonal psychologies
  • Relevant supervision and teaching experience at the doctoral level (with preference for those with online teaching experience), including supervision of dissertation research
  • Commitment to multicultural and humanistic principles
  • Clinical experience with ethnically diverse and/or other special populations
  • Experience teaching and developing core clinical psychology degree courses (e.g., developmental across the lifespan, biological bases of behavior, etc.), as well as advanced theory and clinical practice courses

Position Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University
  • Able to offer on-line instruction regarding diverse theoretical perspectives
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research (experiences with on-line instruction is desirable)
  • Committed to the value of diversity, inclusivity and anti-racism

Personal Attributes:
  • Critical thinker able to integrate dialectical analysis, historical and intersectional methodologies
  • Thinks strategically, works independently and collaboratively
  • Affectively honest and open, with a high level of personal integrity
  • Communicates effectively
  • Consults with colleagues at all levels
  • Well organized and able to meet complex workload demands
  • Strong commitment to equity, to diversity, and to multiculturalism in education and in faculty employment.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA). Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century in Western progressive psychology and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University’s academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and human science, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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