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Adjunct, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

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Adjunct, Clinical Mental Health CounselingPosted: April 16, 2024

Position Overview

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Merrimack College in the Applied Human Development and Community Services invites applications for position of Adjunct Lecturer for the Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and/or Spring 2025 semesters. As an adjunct faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing formal learning in the online and/or on campus CMHC programs with primary duties being effective delivery of instructional material and course management (e.g., assessments, grading, etc.).

Several instructors are needed with content expertise and professional applied experience (e.g., teaching, mental health counseling, etc.) for the following graduate courses:

    Counseling Skills & Techniques Human Growth & DevelopmentDiversity & Culture in CounselingCareer and College CounselingTrauma & Crisis InterventionPlay and Expressive Art TherapyEthics & Legal Issues in CounselingClinical Practice in Behavioral HealthDiagnosis and Treatment PlanningLGBTQI+ Affirmative CounselingCounseling TheoryPracticum, Internship I, and Internship IIPsychological AssessmentEvaluation and Treatment of Addictions

At Merrimack for the CMHC program we have several teaching periods: Fall (15-weeks), Spring (15-weeks) and Summer (6-weeks and 12-weeks). The upcoming Summer 2024 teaching periods are Summer 1, 5/20 – 6/28; Summer 2, 7/8 – 8/16; and Summer 3, 5/20 – 8/16. Our on-campus courses are offered mostly in-person, face-to-face with occasional hybrid delivery. Our online courses are offered asynchronously with the exception of practicum and internship which are synchronous. Generally, most CMHC course section capacity is 12-15 students, except for practicum and internship.


    An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) or an advanced doctorate candidate in Counseling, Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology or a related doctoral degree is preferred; or hold a Master’s degree in Counseling (or related field) with at least 8-10 years of professional clinical practice experience;Demonstrates a commitment to infusing multicultural content and social justice principles in curriculum and training are highly preferred;Holds licensure as a mental health counselor with a minimum of 8 years of professional clinical practice experience after licensure is required; or is license eligible or holds licensure as a psychologist.

On Campus and Online CMHC Program(s)

Aligned with the mission of Merrimack College, the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) represents a dynamic, innovative, and growth-oriented training program with a commitment to the principles and values of diversity, equity, social justice, advocacy and community engagement. Our on-campus and online CMHC programs maintain high-touch

engagement and connectedness to meet the needs of graduate students as we prepare them to deliver quality care to culturally diverse clients, using strengths-oriented and evidenced-based interventions. Our graduates are trained to meet the growing demand for mental health counseling in a number of different settings, including outpatient centers, hospitals, colleges, human resource departments, substance abuse treatment centers, non-profits, and government agencies. With the burgeoning telecounseling mental health landscape, our CMHC program enables students to fulfill the education and degree requirements to apply for licensure primarily in Massachusetts, the New England region (e.g., NH, ME, VT, CT, and RI) and beyond.

Review of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and position will remain open until filled.

Application Materials Should Include:

    Cover letter stating
      motivation and interest in the position,specification of preferred teaching course content area(s),the semester(s) you would be available to teach,experience relevant to the position qualifications, and experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.
    Resume or Curriculum VitaeContact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phonenumber, email address). Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Vaccinations and Work Location

In-person and remote opportunities are available.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College has five schools: arts and sciences, engineering and computational sciences, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, ranking 33rd in the Regional Universities North category in 2024. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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