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Adjunct Faculty Member-Mind-Body Medicine Department

Saybrook University

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Saybrook University is seeking Adjunct Faculty Members to join its Department of Mind-Body Medicine (MBM) to teach courses and support dissertation students.

Saybrook University is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is recruiting passionate scholar-practitioners to support the university mission.

Under the direction of the Department Chair of MBM, the Adjunct Faculty Member is responsible for modeling instructional excellence in teaching and mentoring activities. Ideal candidates have expertise in the field of integrative healthcare. They also understand diverse student learners and the humanistic culture embedded within Saybrook University.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting curriculum development, syllabi revisions, and teaching courses specific to:
    • Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    • Psychophysiology of the Human Stress Response
    • Energy Medicine
  • Collaborating frequently and maintaining timely communication with the MBM Department Chair and/or Specialization Coordinator.
  • Delivering high quality courses that foster critical thinking, experiential learning, and writing.
  • Providing constructive feedback and mentorship to students enrolled in the program.
  • Participating in virtual or residential/educational conferences if courses require a training component.
  • Attending required faculty training (e.g., Canvas, IRB, HR) and departmental, college, and university meetings.
  • Maintaining effective professional and community involvement and/or affiliations.

Position Requirements

  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, ideally in the areas of psychology and integrative medicine; however strong candidates from other fields will be considered.
  • Commitment to multicultural principles and humanistic approaches to care.
  • Knowledge of higher education best practices as well as best practices in thanatological studies and contemplative approaches to care.
  • Experience with ethnically diverse and/or other special populations.
  • Collegial attitude and willingness to work within a matrix organization.
  • Clear communication skills.
  • License or certification in appropriate discipline, as appropriate (i.e., clinical psychology, counseling, coaching, etc.).
  • Engage in ongoing technology education and adoption of new systems and processes.

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in content and practice such as integrative healthcare, psychophysiology, energy medicine, stress management, and participating on dissertation committees.
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University.
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research (experience with on-line instruction is desirable).
  • Capable of offering on-line instruction regarding topics and skills within their areas of expertise.
  • Create a sense of unity and common purpose and manage change effectively.
  • Experience with Office 365 and Learning Management Systems (Canvas experience preferred).
  • Willingness to travel for occasional residential conference events as directed by the Department Chair.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University

Saybrook University was founded over 50 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century 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 counseling, 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 diverse, inclusive community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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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