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Assistant/Associate Professor, Counseling & Psychology

Lesley University, Division of Counseling & Psychology, GSASS

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Counseling & Psychology
Job Location: Cambridge , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Social & behavioral sciences
Date Posted: 2018-11-28
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor, Counseling & Psychology
Lesley University

About Lesley University:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Please note that all Core faculty at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU).

Information on the Department:

Transformative leadership, education, and applied research in Counseling and Psychology advances social justice, the capacity for critical inquiry and self- reflection, health-promoting behavior, and inclusive communities that affirm the dignity of every human being and culture. This is consistent with the mission of Lesley University and there is an urgent need in society to incorporate these transformative values and applied research objectives into mental health programs, schools and higher education.

The Division of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University has developed this program for licensed mental health professionals and school counselors to pursue doctoral level careers in transformative leadership, education, and applied research. Consistent with our philosophical orientation toward pragmatic reflective practice, this program emphasizes skills that deepen critical inquiry and enable students to articulate an area of study that is professionally meaningful and socially transformative.

Over the past four decades, the Division of Counseling and Psychology has established name recognition among clinicians and educators in the Northeast. This is equally true nationally among professionals engaged in holistic and trauma-sensitive approaches. We have established a distinct identity as a division that offers exceptional professional training for mental health clinicians and school counselors that integrates multicultural competencies, social justice perspectives, and strengths-based mind-body-spirit psychotherapies.

An essential foundation of our philosophy and curriculum is a multidisciplinary approach that integrates knowledge and practices from the related fields of counseling and psychology. We have developed a professional identity as a program that synthesizes best practices from these related fields into a coherent training curriculum.

Job Description:

The Counseling & Psychology Division of Lesley University invites applicants for a full-time position to teach in both the master's degree and the doctoral programs. This position is a 9-month assignment beginning in September 2019. Reporting to the Division Director, the Assistant/Associate will teach courses and advise students, sustain an academic program of study, and participate in institutional service.

Job Requirements


  • Must have a doctorate in counseling, psychology or related field.
  • Must hold a clinical license or be license-eligible.
  • At least two years of graduate teaching experience in a university setting.
  • At least three years of clinical experience in mental health counseling.
  • Must have an established program of scholarship in area of teaching and practice.
  • Experience teaching from a multicultural/social justice perspective.
  • Experience teaching mind/body behavioral health courses and supervising doctoral students is desired.
  • Must have demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice.
  • Experience with social justice advocacy in diverse communities ideal.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Additional Information: Compensation commensurate with experience.

Background checks are required for all positions.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates. For best consideration, please apply before January 15, 2019.

To apply please use the link below to be directed to our website.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Lesley University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Erin Gray as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Erin Gray
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Phone: 617-349-8787

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