Lecturer (Counseling Psychology)

Job Details

Job no: 520547
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Pay Grade: 01
Date opened: 07 Sep 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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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 9-month, lecturer non-tenure track appointment (one-year appointment) in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology to teach primarily clinical supervision courses in the master’s and doctoral programs in mental health counseling and counseling psychology, respectively, and will collaborate with the University Health Services Counseling Center to supervise counseling psychology doctoral students in providing counseling services. The Department of Counseling and School Psychology houses two APA accredited Ph.D. 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. The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. 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: https://www.umb.edu/academics/cehd/counseling/phd

We seek candidates with teaching and clinical experience counseling socio-culturally diverse populations and who demonstrate a commitment to serving students from minoritized backgrounds. Additionally, we seek candidates whose teaching and clinical/supervisory practices display a comprehensive understanding of 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.

The candidate would collaborate with the UHS Counseling Center as core staff, along with a staff of social workers, psychologists, and a psychiatrist, whom provide high-quality mental health and wellness services. Student clients that are supported by the UHS Counseling Center are diverse across various ethnic, national, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds, and across diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. Center staff provide individual intervention and brief consultations to determine treatment needs and options; emergency/crisis intervention; assistance with accessing care off-campus resources; as well as outreach events and workshops.

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)

Responsibilities: This position is to primarily contribute clinical expertise in the area of supervision and assessment training for counseling psychology doctoral students engaging in practicum at the University Health Services Counseling Center and other clinical fieldwork. Therefore, teaching assignments will primarily include the practicum/internship seminar courses and clinical assessment courses. However, teaching assignments may vary depending on the needs of the department. This position will also contribute to the University Health Services Counseling Center by providing doctoral supervision to approximately 4 to 6 counseling psychology Ph.D. practicum students during their fall and spring practicum placements.


  • Doctorate in Counseling or School 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.
  • Licensed or license eligible as a Licensed Psychologist/Health Services Provider in Massachusetts.
  • 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 at http://www.umb.edu/academics/cehd/counseling. The University Health Services Counseling Center at UMass Boston is committed to ensuring that all students have access to care regardless of their background, immigration status, or how they identify. The Counseling Center is also dedicated to renouncing oppression in all its forms and aims to offer a safe and affirming environment for all members of the UMass Boston community so they feel welcome to seek counseling services. 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:

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.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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 HRDirect@umb.edu or 617-287-5150.

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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.

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