Assistant Professor- (Counseling & School Psychology)

Job Details

Job no: 520190
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Date opened: 11 Aug 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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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 to begin on September 1, 2024. The candidate will assume a nine-month, tenure-line appointment in the Counseling and School Psychology Department, which houses two APA Accredited Programs in School Psychology and Counseling Psychology, NASP-Approved Masters and Ed.S. Programs in School Psychology, a MPCAC-Accredited Masters Programs in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling, 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 expertise in promoting the academic success and/or social-emotional wellness of minoritized youth. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in bilingual school psychology (e.g., assessment, intervention) who demonstrate an understanding of the impact of advancing our commitment to racial justice. We are seeking a colleague who understands the impact of systemic and structural racism and other sources of discrimination on mental health; and/or prevention and intervention efforts. Preferred applicants will demonstrate teaching and leadership experience and an interest in collaborative research. Applications from individuals from historically excluded and underrepresented communities (e.g., African American/Black, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander) are strongly encouraged to apply. We also encourage candidates whose research agenda creates community partnerships consistent with our university’s urban mission (

Qualifications for the position:

  • A doctorate in School Psychology or related field (e.g., Special Education, Counseling Psychology), preferably from an APA accredited program.
  • Strong potential for pursuing and securing extramural research funding.
  • Licensed or license eligible as a Licensed Psychologist/Health Services Provider in Massachusetts.
This faculty position involves working with both the APA Accredited School Psychology Program and the Master’s program in School Psychology. Teaching assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department but will include teaching two courses in the fall and two courses in the spring. The School 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 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.

Application instructions:

Please submit the following materials through the application portal here:

The materials include a

  • Letter of interest,
  • Research statement describing the applicant’s (a) research focus, (b) research collaborations, as well as (c) future research directions.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of three references
  • Representative publications (optional)

For questions, please contact Co-Chairs, Dr. Lindsay Fallon at or Dr. Brian Daniels at

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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The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

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.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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