Assis’t Professor/Director of Field Training (38 views)

Cambridge, MA
May 5, 2018

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 the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU), represents all core faculty at Lesley University.

Information on the Department: 

The Division of Counseling and Psychology is part of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences (GSASS) at Lesley University.  The Division has a team of core faculty working in collaboration with adjunct faculty in terms of teaching and student evaluation.  For more than four decades, the Division 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. 

The Division offers programs on the Cambridge campus, and regionally in Massachusetts.  The Division provides on-campus graduate programs at the post-baccalaureate certificate, Master’s degree (48 credits and 60 credits), post-Master’s certificate levels, and doctoral degree level.  Master’s degree specializations include programs in School Counseling, School and Community Counseling, Holistic Studies, Trauma Studies, and Professional Counseling.  The degree programs enable graduates to pursue licensure as Clinical Mental Health Counselors and/or as School Guidance or School Adjustment Counselors.  The certificate programs provide individualized professional development.  Off-campus programs at regional sites in Massachusetts include a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credits, Professional Counseling specialization and 48 credits, School Counseling specialization).  The Division offers a PhD program in Counseling and Psychology.  The doctoral program is for licensed mental health professionals and school counselors to pursue doctoral level careers in transformative leadership, education, and applied research. Consistent with the Division’s 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.

The Field Training Office is in the Division of Counseling and Psychology and coordinates the internship search process and the field placement experience with students.  The FTO team includes the clinical site supervisors, clinical instructors, faculty advisors, and licensure advisor. 

Job Description:

The Division of Counseling & Psychology at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applicants for a full-time faculty position.  This position is a 10-month assignment beginning in August 2018.  Reporting to the Division Director, the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will teach a reduced course load and advise students, sustain professional scholarship, participate in institutional service and serve as the Director of the Field Training Office.  The Director holds responsibility for and oversight of the Field Training Office including supervision of staff, adherence to state regulations for LMHC and DESE licensure, and student documentation of fieldwork.  The Director of Field Training hires, supervises and evaluates the clinical supervision faculty who teach the practicum/internship classes. The Director consults on student problems, site issues or supervision class difficulties with students, clinical faculty, and site supervisors, insuring due process procedures.  In conjunction with the Field Training Office staff, the Director develops new sites and maintains relationships with current site supervisors.   

The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will be part of a team of counselor educators who emphasize the relationship between social justice, reflective practice and individual well-being. The successful candidate will have expertise in integrating multiculturalism in content areas such as: trauma studies, children and families, mind-body practices, and research.


  • Doctoral degree in counselor education, counseling, psychology or related field.
  • At least two years of experience teaching at the graduate level.
  • At least three years of clinical experience and clinical supervision.
  • Experience supervising field placements, clinical practice instructors and administrative staff.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with CACREP accredited programs.
  • Expert knowledge of current licensure regulations is strongly preferred.
  • A strong emphasis on counselor education, clinical supervision, and ethical standards of clinical practice.
  • Must have an established program of scholarship in your area of teaching and practice.
  • Expertise in integrating multiculturalism in content areas such as: trauma studies, children and families, mind-body practices, and research.
  • Must hold an LMHC license, other clinical counseling professional license or equivalent, or are license eligible in the state of Massachusetts.
  • 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.

Additional Information:

Compensation and rank will be commensurate with experience and degree obtained.

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.