William James College announces an opening for a Core Faculty position in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department, with a joint appointment as Director of the PATHWAYS Program within the Department of Community Engagement. Academic rank is commensurate with experience.
William James College (WJC) is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. WJC endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.
Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, and research supervision. Additionally, there is the expectation of committee work and scholarly productivity. We are seeking applicants with interest, expertise, and/or experience in serving urban youth, families and communities. A strong commitment to, and experience in, working with groups that are underrepresented in the fields of counseling or clinical psychology is highly preferred. The successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring students in the Black Mental Health Graduate Academy, teach courses in the concentration in African & Caribbean Mental Health, and engage in academic and professional development activities through the Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to institution-wide initiatives that focus on mental health disparities in underserved communities.
This position also involves a joint appointment as Director of the PATHWAYS Program in the Department of Community Engagement. The PATHWAYS Program trains WJC graduate students who are placed in urban schools to support youth with academic, social-emotional, and behavioral health needs. The program provides in-school mental health services and referrals to community-based clinical care, as needed. The Program Director will be responsible for transforming PATHWAYS from a training program to a workforce development program, aligned with other WJC workforce development initiatives. Duties include administrative oversight of the program, clinical supervision, didactic training, program development, and transformational leadership.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, have teaching experience, be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts, and have a minimum of 5 years of post-graduate experience as a clinician, consultant or program administrator. A demonstrated record of scholarly work defined broadly (e.g., community engagement, educational leadership, innovation, or research) is preferred. Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment, and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion. The department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The start date for this position is September 2020, or as soon as possible. Interested candidates should submit:
- A detailed letter of intent responding to the stated qualifications.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior permission.)
Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Michelle Costa, Human Resources Coordinator at HR@williamjames.edu.
Inclusive Excellence at William James College: William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.