Lecturer (Rehabilitation Counseling and CSP)

Job Details

Job no: 520528
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Date opened: 07 Sep 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

We are seeking a qualified candidate to join our exceptional faculty on a full-time basis in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston preferably beginning Spring 2024. The position will be located in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology. The candidate will assume a core faculty, non-tenure-track lecturer position (one-year appointment), teaching in the Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s (CACREP accredited) and School Counseling Master’s (MPCAC accredited) degree programs.

All requirements of the position may be completed remotely, although preference may be given to persons who are willing to teach and engage in service activities in person. Teaching assignments may also vary depending on the needs of the School/department and will include a teaching load of 8 courses across the fall and spring semesters.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • teach courses in the Rehabilitation and School Counseling masters’ programs
  • teach 4 graduate courses in the Fall and Spring semesters (8 courses per year)
  • advise graduate students within the Rehabilitation Counseling and School Counseling programs
  • provide service to the Rehabilitation Counseling and School Counseling programs

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 disability status and/or prevention and intervention efforts, consistent with the University’s mission. (https://www.umb.edu/the_university/mission_values) The applicant is also encouraged (but not required) to participate in research and grant opportunities related to their professional areas of expertise.

Applications from persons with a disability and/or individuals from historically excluded and underrepresented communities (e.g., African American/Black, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications for the position:

  • An earned doctoral degrees in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as full-time faculty members in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013.

Preference will be given to candidates who are:

  • Successful and engaged graduate teaching experience inclusive of social justice, critical pedagogy, and intersectional approaches to learning, including online learning formats.
  • Licensed or license eligible as a Rehabilitation Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Family or Marriage Counselor, or School Counselor.
  • Eligible to be Certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience working with persons with disabilities including mental health disabilities, or working in schools
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of youth-focused mental health experience.
  • Has experiences that will advance our commitment to anti-racism and community engagement.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is the only public research 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. UMass Boston is a federally designated Minority Serving Institution through its designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a commitment to anti-racism .

Application instructions:

Please submit the following materials through the application portal here: https://hr.umb.edu/jobs. The materials include: (a) cover letter including approach to social justice, equity, and inclusion; a statement of teaching experience and relevant research experience as well as approach to advising and supervision, (b) curriculum vitae; (c) names and contact information for three professional references. We will begin reviewing application materials October 15th, 2023. For questions, please contact Co-Chairs, Tim Poynton (tim.poynton@umb.edu) or James Soldner (james.soldner@umb.edu).

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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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.

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