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Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
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Job Description:

We are seeking a candidate to join a vibrant and dedicated faculty in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston beginning September 1, 2019. The candidate will assume a nine-month, tenure-track appointment in the Counseling and School Psychology Department, which houses APA Accredited Programs in Counseling and School Psychology, MCAC-Accredited Programs in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling and DESE and NASP-Accredited Masters and Ed.S. Programs in School Psychology.

We seek candidates with research foci and research programs in sociocultural concerns related to culture, race and/or ethnicity, which may include healthcare disparities; the impact of systemic and structural racism and discrimination; intersectional concerns; and/or prevention and intervention efforts to address mental health inequities affecting racial and ethnic minority communities. We seek candidates who approach research with developmental, preventative, systemic, and non-psychopathologizing frameworks informing their work, and who pursue their research with an aim to build on strengths and human potential. Preferred applicants will have an outstanding record or promise of exceptional research productivity and extramural funding.

This faculty position involves working with both the APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Program and the Master's program in either Mental Health or School Counseling. Teaching assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department but will likely include clinical supervision of field experiences. The Counseling Psychology Program prepares professionals in a scientist-practitioner model and has been accredited since 2015. For more information, please see:


An earned doctorate from an APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Program and Masters from an Accredited Counseling Program or related field.  Licensed or license-eligible as a Licensed Psychologist/Health Services Provider in Massachusetts. Demonstrated teaching success, experience counseling socio-culturally diverse populations, and interest in collaborative research across diverse academic areas. Applications from individuals who increase the number of women and ethnic minorities on the university faculty are encouraged. Expanding the cultural and/or linguistic diversity of the department is highly valued. We also encourage candidates whose research has a transnational focus and/or a research agenda that creates community partnerships consistent with our urban mission.

Application instructions:

Please submit the following materials through the application portal here: The materials include: cover letter including statement of research interests, teaching experience, and supervisory philosophy; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three professional references; and representative publications. We will begin reviewing application materials in early November 2018. For questions, please contact, Dr. Steven Vannoy, Search Chair at

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