Lecturer (Counseling & School Psychology)

Job Details

Job no: 519323
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Pay Grade: 01
Date opened: 14 Aug 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Job Description:

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 Spring 2024. The candidate will assume a nine-month, clinical lecturer non-tenure track appointment 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 teaching and clinical experience, preferably licensed, who have a commitment to serving students from a wide variety of backgrounds and identities. Ideally, we seek candidates whose teaching and clinical/supervisory practices display an understanding of the impact of systemic and structural racism and other sources of discrimination on mental health; and/or prevention and intervention efforts.

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 who integrate community engagement in their teaching consistent with our university’s urban mission (https://www.umb.edu/the_university/mission_values)


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. Teaching assignments may also vary depending on the needs of the department and will include a teaching load of 8 courses across the fall and spring semesters.


  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, or related field with 3 years post-graduation experience.
  • Licensed or license eligible as a Licensed Psychologist/Health Services Provider in Massachusetts or Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have experience in conducting clinical supervision and teaching clinically focused courses.
  • The University of Massachusetts Boston is the only public 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 athttp://www.umb.edu/academics/cehd/counseling. 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.
  • Application instructions:

    This is a grant funded position with a current end date of Jun 30, 2026, subject to renewal contingent on funding and university needs.

    Applications: Please submit the following materials through the application portal here: https://hr.umb.edu/jobs. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. For more information contact the department chair: amy.cook@umb.edu. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    UMass Boston is an urban public research university with a teaching soul, whose impact is both local and global. We are the third most diverse university in the country - more than 60% of our undergraduate students come from minoritized communities and groups and more than half of our students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Thus, our students come to us from richly diverse life experiences and backgrounds; they bring to our classrooms and research settings the robust range of perspectives growing out of the socio-cultural, economic, and historical contexts in which they have lived, along with the challenges they encounter, engage, and strive to overcome. We invite applications from candidates who engage the diverse life experiences of our student body, who appreciate that students bring their holistic selves into the academic setting, and who recognize and articulate how their own life experiences and backgrounds have shaped their journeys, practices, and commitments as researchers, scholars, and educators.

    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 is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas or 617-287-5148.

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