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Assistant Professor (Psychology)

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Psychology
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Clinical Psychology

The Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2024. We seek a colleague whose work promotes social justice and anti-racism through connections with psychological processes and healing, and who will contribute meaningfully to our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program’s scientist-practitioner-activist focus.

Priority will be given to candidates whose work focuses on applied psychology within Latiné communities. However, we also encourage applications from candidates who focus on applied psychology within other minoritized communities and who would complement our social justice mission. In lieu of, or addition to, a focus on Latiné communities, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals whose work reflects one or more of the following foci:

  • lifespan development within racial minority populations (particularly those focused on children or families)
  • intersectional focus within racial minority populations (e.g., sexual, disabled, Low-Income and Economically Marginalized (LIEM), or gender minorities) 
  • Indigenous American, Asian American, or MENA (Middle Eastern and North African) individuals and communities
  • trans or gender minority populations, particularly from a developmental perspective
  • ableism or work with disability communities
  • ally/accomplice development, action, and psychology.

Examples of potential areas of scholarship include but are not limited to: mental health experiences or disparities related to race, culture, and/or identity in children; community-based problem prevention and/or evidence-based healing practice within marginalized racial and ethnic minority communities; developmental processes of racialization; racial and anti-racist socialization within families; experiences with, effects of, or coping with and resistance to racism and/or inter-sectional discrimination (e.g., ableism, cissexism); family resilience processes; culturally-responsive approaches to inter-generational family dynamics.

Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students within the undergraduate psychology major and within the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Faculty typically have a 2-2 teaching load that includes undergraduate and graduate classes. Within the undergraduate major, teaching may include courses focused on racial issues and social justice (e.g., existing courses such as “Race, Culture, and Relationships,” “Psychology and Social Justice,” “Psychology and the Black Experience,” “Asian American Psychology,” or developing new courses on areas such as Latiné, Indigenous, or MENA Psychology); developmentally focused courses (e.g., “Adolescence,” “The Family and Child”); or applied courses (e.g. “Principles of Psychotherapy”, “Group Therapy”). Within the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, we are particularly interested in applicants who could teach at least two of the following courses: “Child Assessment”, “Family Systems and Family Therapy”, “Child Therapy”, “Lifespan Psychopathology” (covers adults and children), “Intervention Strategies”, or supervise “Practicum and Ethics”. We are also particularly interested in applicants who could provide clinical supervision in Spanish in addition to having the above research interests. Additional responsibilities include providing research mentoring and racially and culturally responsive advising to undergraduate and doctoral students and contributing to service for the program, department, college, university, and Greater Boston communities—as well as the discipline of psychology.

Requirements for consideration include a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or a closely related field, including completion of clinical/counseling practica and an APA-accredited internship, and clear evidence of excellence in (or the potential for excellence in) both research and teaching. Although we prefer licensed or license-eligible applicants from clinical psychology, we will consider applicants with degrees from other areas of applied psychology (e.g., counseling, school).

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests/experiences, (p)reprints of publications, and contact information for 3 references who we may contact later in the process. Please ensure that both research and teaching statements address how anti-racism and social justice are incorporated into professional activities. 

Initial review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be via Zoom followed by on-campus interviews during the Fall 2023 semester.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Karen Suyemoto, search chair, ( and include “Psychology Search” in the subject line.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas  or 617-287-5148.

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