Teaching Faculty Fellowship, Clinical Psychology Department



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Job description

William James College announces openings for full-time Teaching Faculty Fellows in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department beginning August 2023. The Fellowship offers a highly competitive salary and opportunities for career advancement at the College.

The Teaching Faculty Fellowship aims to recruit, train, and mentor recent graduates who have completed their doctoral degrees in Clinical or Counseling Psychology; and prepare new faculty to enter the nation’s professoriate. The primary aim of the Fellowship is to develop a critical mass of exceptionally talented and well-trained faculty members who are historically underrepresented in academic settings. It endeavors to equip Fellows with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to engage in paradigm shifting inclusive teaching, advising, and research practices as well as in administrative and leadership positions in academia.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be (1) recent graduates from the field of Clinical or Counseling Psychology whose graduate degrees were conferred in the past three years (including those who will complete their graduate studies by August 2023); and (2) individuals who identify with groups that are not considered majority identities or that have historically been less visible in academia (e.g., LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, ethnically/racially minoritized individuals, military and veteran groups). Candidates with a strong interest in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving underserved communities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Teaching Faculty Fellows are involved in teaching, advising, and research supervision of graduate students. Additionally, they participate in didactic training on inclusive teaching and learning designs, strength-based pedagogical approaches, and culturally empowering instructional strategies. Fellows actively engage in professional development, scholarly, and program evaluation activities. They also receive faculty and peer mentorship throughout their enrollment in the program. Of particular interest to the Fellowship are candidates with a background—or interest in developing expertise—in consultation, personality and cognitive assessment, program development and evaluation, and substance use disorders. We are seeking applicants with interest in addressing disparities in these domains and/or whose work has focused on behavioral health equity for unserved groups and underserved communities. Fellows may teach relevant courses as well as other generalist foundational courses in the Clinical Psychology Department.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Psy.D. or a Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited institution, have completed an APA-accredited internship, have earned their degrees within the past three years (through August 2023), have teaching and clinical experience, and be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts. A demonstrated record of relevant scholarly work is preferred, including community service and engagement, organizational leadership, and innovative and entrepreneurial activities. 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, who may have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by Friday, April 7th, 2023. Applicants for the Teaching Faculty Fellowship must submit:

  1. A detailed cover letter describing their background and qualifications; teaching, clinical, and research interests; demonstrated commitment to working with historically excluded and underserved communities; dedication to pursuing a career in academia; and potential to add to the diversity of the College. A résumé/curriculum vitae.

Materials should be submitted electronically to our career center (click here).

Inclusive Excellence at William James College: William James College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. William James College endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

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.