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Adjunct Faculty Member (Body-Oriented Psychotherapist)

Saybrook University

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Job Description:

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.

The Department of Mind-Body Medicine seeks to hire a PhD or PsyD-licensed psychotherapist working with clients with a somatic orientation. The selected individual will report directly to the department chair and work closely with core faculty members and students.

The faculty member is responsible for modeling instructional excellence in teaching and mentoring activities. Ideal candidates have expertise in mind-body practices and body-oriented approaches in psychotherapy. They also understand diverse student learners and the humanistic culture embedded within Saybrook University.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses as assigned.

  • Collaborating frequently and maintaining timely communication with the department chair and faculty mentor.

  • Delivering high-quality courses that foster critical thinking, experiential learning, and scholarly writing.

  • Providing constructive feedback and mentorship to students enrolled in the program.

  • Participating in virtual or residential/educational conferences to present workshops (if assigned).

  • Attending required faculty training (e.g., Canvas, IRB, HR) and departmental, college, and university meetings.

  • Maintaining effective professional and community involvement and/or affiliations.


  • PhD or PsyD from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Licensed psychotherapist with somatic orientation.

  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and practice, particularly related to integrative health and wellness.

  • Evidence of professional engagement with complementary and integrative paradigms in practice, research, and/or education.

  • Commitment to multicultural, humanistic principles, teaching, practice, and research excellence.

  • Experience with Office 365 and Learning Management Systems (Canvas experience preferred).


  • Compensation is based on the adjunct faculty pay scale for online instruction and participation in university learning experiences.

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 community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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Compensation & Benefits

Three credit courses are budgeted at $2,000-4,000 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Two credit courses are budgeted at $1,334-2,668 per course, dependent upon student enrollment. Under-enrolled courses may fall below these ranges. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

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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