Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 514676
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Date opened: 28 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

General Summary:

The Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Mental Health Counseling beginning September 1, 2022. Position is for one year, with potential for a second year, contingent upon performance and funding. Applicants will contribute to both online and in person M.S. degree programs in Mental Health Counseling.

Examples of Duties:

The individual in this position would teach courses primarily online in the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program as well as teach in person. The individual would contribute clinical expertise and teach internship seminar courses as well as other content-based courses in the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program.


Doctorate or master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or a related field with 3 years post-graduation experience. Licensure in Massachusetts or eligibility for licensure. Teaching experience. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or related field though applicants with a master’s degree and significant clinical and supervisory experience will also be considered.

Applicants should apply online.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. For more information contact the Search Chair, Sharon Lamb, Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

Applications close:


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