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Job no: 516279
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 18 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our faculty in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston beginning Fall 2023. The candidate will assume tenure-track assistant professorship in the Counseling and School Psychology Department, which houses two APA Accredited Programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, MPCAC-Accredited Masters Programs in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling, NASP-Accredited Masters and Ed.S. Programs in School Psychology, a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a B.A. in Sport Leadership and Administration.

We seek candidates with research foci and research programs in sociocultural concerns related to culture, race and/or ethnicity, which may include healthcare inequities; the impact of systemic and structural racism and discrimination on mental health; and the ways that racial and gender oppression intersect with health care access and equity, psychological supports and/or prevention and intervention efforts. Preferred applicants will have an outstanding record or promise of exceptional research productivity and extramural funding as well as demonstrated experience conducting research that has a racial justice focus that serves as a model toward anti-racism and facilitating systemic change. They will also demonstrate teaching and leadership experience, clinical experience counseling socioculturally diverse populations, and interest in collaborative research across counseling psychology academic areas. Applications from individuals from historically excluded and underrepresented communities (e.g., African American/Black, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander) are strongly encouraged. We also encourage candidates whose research agenda creates community partnerships consistent with our university’s urban mission (

Qualifications for the position:

  • A doctorate in Counseling Psychology or related field preferably from an APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Program and Master’s degree from an Accredited Counseling Program or closely related field.
  • Strong potential for pursuing and securing extramural research funding
  • Licensed or license eligible as a Licensed Psychologist/Health Services Provider in Massachusetts.
  • Successful and engaged graduate teaching experience inclusive of social justice, critical pedagogy, and intersectional approaches to learning

This faculty position involves working with both the APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Program and the Master’s program in either Mental Health or School Counseling. Teaching assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department but will likely include clinical supervision of field experiences. The Counseling Psychology Program prepares professionals in a scientist-practitioner model and has been accredited since 2015. The Department of Counseling and School Psychology provides a dynamic environment for faculty and students to engage in nationally recognized research, especially in areas related to equity issues, systems-level change, LGBTQ health and wellness, social justice, transnational, human rights, and global perspectives. For more information, please see:

The University of Massachusetts Boston is the only public research university in the Greater Boston area. UMass Boston serves a diverse urban student population with a high proportion of individuals from racially/ethnically minoritized backgrounds, students from immigrant communities, and students who are the first in their families to go to college. The Department of Counseling and School Psychology is located within the College of Education and Human Development. For information on our department and degree programs visit our website at UMass Boston is a federally designated Minority Serving Institution through its designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution with a commitment to anti-racism and is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.

Applications: Please submit the following materials through the application portal. The materials include: (a) cover letter including approach to social justice, equity, and inclusion; a statement of research, teaching and leadership experience, as well as approach to supervision, highlighting how anti-racism and social justice are incorporated into professional activities; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) names and contact information for three professional references; and (d) representative publications. We will begin reviewing application materials immediately. For questions, please contact Co-Chairs, Dr. Sharon Horne at [email protected], Dr. Laura Hayden at [email protected] or Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel at [email protected]

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. 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.

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The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

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