Assistant Professor of Practice for Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies



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Job description

Worcester, MA

Assumption College, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. An Equal Opportunity Employer and member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented racial minorities to apply.

Job Description:

The Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies at Assumption College invites applications for a full time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice beginning August 2019. The Department is open to a variety of specialties. Candidates should specify in which of the following areas they are qualified to teach: Human Development and Disability; Etiology and Treatment of Addiction; Rehabilitation Strategies and Interventions; and any other teaching interests or competencies.

Assumption College is a residential, comprehensive, Catholic college, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption, incorporating liberal education and pre-professional studies. Successful candidates will have experience teaching in higher education. Candidates will be involved in community and professional service activities.

The Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies offers an undergraduate degree in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies with concentrations in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Working with Youth in the Community. The Department offers a major in Health Sciences as well. The HSRS Department also houses two CORE/CACREP accredited master’s degree programs in Rehabilitation Counseling (online and traditional), a master’s degree in Health Advocacy and a State of Massachusetts, Department of Education, Licensed School Counseling Program. Applicants will predominantly teach in the undergraduate programs but may be invited to teach in the graduate programs in Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling and/or Health Advocacy.

Faculty duties include a 4/4 course load during the academic year with some opportunity for teaching during the summer as well as the usual non-teaching duties, including advising and committee service. Salary and benefits are competitive.


Candidates must possess, at minimum, a Master’s Degree with a Ph.D. or Ed.D preferred. Candidates should hold a degree in Counselor Education, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Special Education, Human Services, Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Family Counseling or a closely related field. It is expected that candidates have professional experience working in the Human Service related fields and have the relevant credentials and licenses to practice within their field.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1.

How to apply

Application materials must be submitted as MS Word documents or PDF files at this web site:

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter of application; (2) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) Curriculum Vitae; (4) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (6) selected reprints of publications or written materials.

Please send three confidential letters of recommendation via email to or by mail to Dr. Greg Weiner, Interim Chair, Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609.

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