Assistant Chair, Clinical Psychology Department

William James College
Newton, Massachusetts

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William James College announces an opening for a full-time Core Faculty position in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department beginning August 2022. Rank is commensurate with experience. Salary for this academic position is highly competitive. Position may also be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

William James College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. William James College endorses a framework of Inclusive Excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

Responsibilities: We are seeking a new core faculty member to fulfill administrative responsibilities in the role of Assistant Chair in the Clinical Psychology Department. This position is a hybrid faculty and administrative position, and involves the following responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with clinical department leadership to provide student supports and to increase individual student retention and academic success. 
  2. Serve as a consultant for faculty and the field education department around managing student-related academic challenges.
  3. Receive and evaluate notifications of student difficulties (i.e., Corrective Action Notices (CANs)), monitor the completion of CANs, and facilitate meetings with students and faculty to address concerns when necessary. 
  4. Hold meetings with students, faculty, and/or field education department staff to discuss plans for student success and to clarify policies and procedures, as needed.
  5. Evaluate student status in the program and make determinations of need for remediation.
  6. Report to the Associate Chair of the Clinical Department.
  7. Teach courses in the applicant’s area of expertise and/or generalist foundational courses in our APA-accredited Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, and conduct research supervision activities. 


  1. Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology, and completion of an APA-accredited internship.
  2. Three years of experience teaching and advising clinical psychology doctoral students.
  3. Strong knowledge of program requirements/curriculum, institutional policies and procedures, APA Ethics Code and relevant statutory regulations pertaining to the practice of psychology.
  4. Existing knowledge (or willingness to increase knowledge) of the APA Standards of Accreditation related to Profession Wide Competencies (PWC) and Discipline Specific Knowledge (DSK).
  5. Preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. 
  6. Preferably have a demonstrated record of scholarly work defined broadly (e.g., community engagement, educational leadership, innovation, investigation and research).
  7. Successful applicants will also have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion. 

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia. Applicants must be able to assume employment in the United States without College Sponsorship.

Inclusive Excellence at William James College: William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. 


From our new campus in Greater Boston, William James College educates students for careers that meet the growing demand for access to quality, culturally competent psychological services for individuals, families, communities & organizations both locally & around the globe. We offer graduate programs attentive to the needs of vulnerable populations including children of adversity and the needs of specific populations such as Latinos and veterans, as well as organizations and leaders on the forefront of creating social change. 

William James College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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