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Humanistic Clinical Psychology Department - Adjunct Faculty

Saybrook University

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Job Description:

Saybrook University, a non-profit accredited graduate school using a hybrid distance/residential learning model, seeks Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Humanistic Clinical Psychology. Innovative and progressive applicants are invited to join a distinguished faculty; whose accomplishments reflect the quality and academic achievement of our students and graduates. Our faculty are scholar-practitioners and leaders in their fields and professional associations, like within the American Psychological Association in many of its divisions. Faculty are effective educators, inspiring clinical supervisors, well published scholars, and social activists for change. Our pedagogy includes a rich diverse curriculum with a focus on critical and creative thinking grounded in humanistic principles. It combines best practices in hybrid online and residential education. Saybrook students are mature and proficient in the use of advances in technology applied in higher education. We prepare scholar-practitioners to engage the world in the 21st century.

*Position starts August 1, 2023, or until filled.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective student engagement and mentorship

  • Collaboration with and responsiveness to department chair, faculty, staff accordingly

  • Course Delivery/Development and Syllabus Review/Updating

    • Deliver high quality innovative on-line courses that foster critical thinking

    • Ensure high academic standards and quality aligned with program learning outcomes

    • Coordination of course offerings and catalog documentation as needed

    • Potential to design innovative, progressive, and clinically responsive courses

    • Participating in curriculum development, as needed.

  • Attend at least one faculty meeting per term (others are encouraged); monitor departmental communications

  • Residential Learning Experiences (RLE)

    • Potential for presenting workshops, course introductions, clinical training, and/or attending meetings during the weeklong in-person learning activity (negotiable)

Position Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in psychology or highest degree for discipline

  • Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist or licensed practitioner in discipline

  • Demonstrated scholarship, clinical practice, and/or accomplishments in the fields of humanistic, existential, multiculturalism, and/or transpersonal psychologies

  • Previous experience in faculty leadership roles, particularly regarding curriculum development and working across departments preferred.

  • Relevant online supervision and teaching experience at the doctoral level, including supervision of dissertation research

  • Clinical experience and effectiveness in working with ethnically diverse and/or other special populations

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University

  • Able to offer on-line instruction regarding diverse theoretical perspectives

  • Committed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research (experiences with on-line instruction is desirable)

  • Knowledge and experience of online higher education and research/IRB administration best practices.

  • Experience with Office 365, Learning Management Systems (Canvas experience preferred), and other software for research, IRB administration, and online teaching.

Personal Attributes:

  • Critical thinker, thinks strategically, and works collaboratively

  • Affectively forthright and open, with a high level of personal integrity

  • Effective communicator with strong time-management skills

  • Consults/collaborates with colleagues at all levels as needed

  • Well organized and able to meet complex workload demands

  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and multiculturalism in education and in faculty employment.

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter to include yet not limited to…

    • Statement of Teaching Pedagogy & History

    • Statement of Research History

    • Value Statement (Potential candidates will review Saybrook University’s Mission and summarize how their individual values related to the goals of the University)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Student feedback (this could be evaluation reports and/or letters of recommendation)

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 human science, 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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