Adjunct Faculty of Psychology

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job description

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 benefits package to eligible adjunct faculty that may include benefits such as health, dental, vision and life insurance, and participation in the Lesley University Retirement Plan, a 403(b) plan.

Please note that all adjunct faculty who teach credit-bearing courses at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU).

Job Description:

Lesley University is looking for experienced, adjunct faculty to teach undergraduate courses for our fall 2017 semester. The time and day of courses offered cannot be changed. Applicants must have a master’s degree–or doctorate–in psychology or related fields. Applicants should have recent teaching or clinical experience related to the courses listed below and should be able to provide recent teaching evaluations as well as 3 references who can speak to their teaching and/or clinical work.

Courses include: 

CPSYC 2551: Concepts & Skills in Professional Practice

01/22/2018-05/04/2018 Lecture Monday, Wednesday 09:35AM – 10:50AM

This course combines theory with practice as students engage in the first of their required internships. The course focuses on the development of communication skills, clinical skills of interviewing, case study, and professional conduct.

CPSYC2433: Cognitive Psychology

01/23/2018-05/04/2018 Lecture Tuesday 01:15PM – 03:45PM

This course provides a critical review of theories, methods, and findings in human information processing, learning, and thinking. Topics include verbal learning, memory, attention, perception, problem solving, and creativity.


  • Master’s degree in psychology or related field.
  • Undergraduate teaching experience and/or clinical experience related to the respective subject area(s).
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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:

Background checks are required for all positions.

How to apply

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references who can speak to your teaching and/or clinical work must be included for full consideration.

Indicate on your cover letter the courses you are applying for.

Must be able to provide recent teaching evaluations.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

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.

With more than 100 years of experience in training education professionals, Lesley knows how to groom great instructors. Ninety-two percent of Lesley professors hold the highest degrees offered in their fields, and they truly care about teaching. Our faculty is dedicated, accomplished and active practitioners in their fields. Lesley professors are committed to providing the personalized attention required to satisfy inquisitive minds.