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Employment Opportunities

William James College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alien age or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized, protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the faculty group are invited to identify themselves during the application process.

William James College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Full-Time Core Faculty Positions - Clinical Psychology Department

William James College announces openings for full-time Core faculty positions in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department beginning August 2020. Rank is commensurate with experience.

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.

Responsibilities
Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, and research supervision. Additionally, there is the expectation of committee work as well as scholarly productivity.  

We are seeking applicants who can teach generalist foundational courses in the Clinical PsyD program. Applicants with expertise/experience in the following areas are especially sought:

  • Family Systems
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Behavior
  • Clinical Geropsychology (clinical experience with older adults)
  • Forensic Psychology (expertise with juvenile populations)

Qualifications
Candidates must possess a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, completed an APA-accredited internship, have teaching experience within academic, clinical, or training settings, preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts, and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work defined broadly is preferred (e.g., leadership, innovation, community engagement, investigation or research). Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational or work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.

Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit:

  1. a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission.)

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Michelle Costa, Human Resources Coordinator at HR@williamjames.edu.

Inclusive Excellence at William James College
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.

Full-Time Core Faculty Position - Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

Associate/Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 12-Month position, available August 2020.  Primary teaching responsibilities include face-to-face, hybrid, and online graduate courses. Supervision of clinical field experiences and research leading to publications and presentations at academic conferences is expected. The faculty workload consists of the teaching equivalent of 18 graduate credit hours per academic year.  Additional duties include academic advising, research and scholarship, university service, collaboration, accreditation related activities, promotion of the program and the university, and other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program preferred, or doctoral degree in counseling or related area with at least one-year full time teaching experience in a graduate counseling program prior to July 1, 2013 (CACREP standards).
  • Professional License: Licensed as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in MA (or license eligible if licensed as a counselor in another state).
  • Counselor Professional Identity: established professional identity as a mental health counselor and professional service as demonstrated by participation in counseling professional associations, presentations at conferences, and/or continued education presentations, among others.
  • Clinical Experience: Prefer three years full time or equivalent of clinical experience post-master’s degree. At least two years of clinical experience is required.
  • Teaching Experience: At least one year experience teaching graduate students in a counseling program, including experience supervising practicum and internship students.
  • Scholarship: research experience, or development of pedagogical or clinical interventions, programs, or evaluation methods.
  • Assist with accreditation compliance and assessment reporting.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas preferred: children and adolescents; psychological assessment; psychopathology; diversity.

Duties

  • Teach 18 credits during the academic year (this can be distributed during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters).  Overload will be compensated at the regular overload rate. Teaching for other departments should be cleared with your department chair.  
  • Institutional/faculty governance committee work. 
  • Advising 12 students. 
  • Admissions-related work.  Attending Open Houses and Interview Days, as well as reviewing applications.
  • Attending Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Faculty meetings. They are every other Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm (time/day subject to change).
  • Attending a Counseling Program all day development retreat. It is usually on a Wednesday and announced at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Attending an all-school faculty retreat.
  • Attending all-school faculty meetings – once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester.
  • Attending Graduation – usually the first Saturday or Sunday in June.
  • Attending Orientation (one day for preparation and two days for the actual orientation), usually the week before classes start, both in August and January.
  • Participation in other ad-hoc committees within the department or within the school.
  • Serving as a 2nd member in up to 5 doctoral project committees in other departments in the college.

Academic Rank

  • Candidate will have to submit application for academic rank.

Application Process

Please send the following materials to Michelle Costa, Human Resources Coordinator at HR@williamjames.edu. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Contact information for at least 3 references.

Inclusive Excellence at William James College
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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Psychology - Child and Family Evaluation Service

William James College is pleased to announce two (2) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology.  The two (2) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of an annual equivalent of $42,000.  The Fellowships begin as soon as the slots are filled, and run through August 31st, 2020.  The Child and Family Evaluation Service (“CAFES”) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law at William James College.  It provides forensic evaluation and consultation services to courts, attorneys, and public and private agencies on issues in which children and families are involved in the legal system (divorce/custody, child welfare, juvenile justice, etc.).  The Fellowship offers supervised experience, under the direction of Jessica P. Greenwald O’Brien, Ph.D. and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced psychologist and seasoned family law attorney.  In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by William James College including Blended Learning courses dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” potentially leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic Issues. Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high-conflict parents and other intervention services.

Fellows are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be provided with supervision by experienced, licensed psychologists. By the end of the Fellowship year, fellows will have completed approximately 1,760 training hours, with the consideration for extension to reach 2000 if needed.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child training is required. Send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to Jessica Greenwald O’Brien, PhD, Director of CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, William James College at HR@williamjames.edu. Application Deadline is rolling until the positions are filled.  More information is available here.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Forensic Psychology - Juvenile Court Training

Juvenile Court Clinic Operations of William James College in the Boston area — Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Forensic Psychology (Juvenile Court Training).

William James College is pleased to announce two postdoctoral training opportunities in child and family forensic psychology in Juvenile Court Clinics. There is one fellowship position available in the Suffolk County Juvenile Court Clinic and one fellowship position in the Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic. The one-year Fellowship position begins in September of 2020. Juvenile Court Clinic Operations (JCCO) provides forensic evaluations and other services for court-ordered juveniles and families before the Juvenile Court in Care and Protection cases (child protection from abuse/neglect), Juvenile Delinquency and Youthful Offender Cases, Child Requiring Services (CRA status offenders), emergency commitments for substance abuse treatment or inpatient psychiatric care, and other court-ordered evaluations. Divorce cases are not heard by Juvenile Courts in Massachusetts. The Fellowship offers supervised training and experience in forensic assessment and consultation at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic under the direction of JCCO Program Director Pooja Khialani, PsyD and Co-Director of Training Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD. Each Fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $45,000. 

To provide broad exposure to the various  ways in which children and families come before Courts, relevant law, and the complex issues found a range of cases involving children and families, the Fellow will participate in five William James Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” in areas including divorce child custody, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and behavioral health issues in juvenile justice.  Completion of these classes leads to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues. In addition, the Fellow will participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered through Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, MA Department of Mental Health, and William James College. The Fellow will have completed 2,100 training hours by the end of the Fellowship year.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with an APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child and family training and experience is required.  Interested applicants should electronically send the following materials no later than January 31, 2020: curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, a clinical writing sample (e.g., a redacted report), and three (3) current letters of recommendation. To apply for the Fellowship in Suffolk County, applicants should send materials to Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD, (ccrespihunt@jccwjc.org). To apply for the Fellowship in Norfolk County, applicants should send materials to Pooja Khialani, PsyD (pkhialani@jccwjc.org).

Inclusive Excellence Statement

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.

Professional Writing Tutor

The Professional Writing Tutor for the Academic Resource Center will provide academic tutorial support to bachelors and graduate psychology students with all aspects of the writing process while mentoring them to become independent learners. In addition, the professional writing tutor will assist the ARC Coordinator with presenting workshops on writing-related topics and will work with mentoring student tutors.  The key component of this position is to offer support for students needing help with writing and editing.  Responsibilities will include one-on-one appointments with students to provide editing assistance.  This position reports directly to the Coordinator of the Academic Resource Center.

Essential Functions

  • Provide face-to-face and online editorial review and support for students who need writing assistance;
  • Create and present academic workshops for students;
  • Mentor graduate student tutors;
  • Attend training and other required meetings;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Master's in writing or research related skills and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in academic support, preferably with graduate students;
  • Experience reading and reviewing psychological research
  • Well versed in APA style and professional editing;
  • Peer tutoring, mentoring, or teaching experience;
  • Experience working with English Language Learners;
  • Experience working with underprepared students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills are required;
  • Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student support such as Zoom and Office 365 Suite;
  • Ability to work independently and maintain an on-time commitment ;
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively;
  • Ability to work occasional non-standard hours (evenings and weekends);
  • Familiarity with statistics would be a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

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.

Research Associate

Provide supervision to graduate students and other research assistants in support of evaluation and research activities. Support evaluation activities of the Director of Program Development, Monitoring and Evaluation: participate in program and departmental meetings, liaise with project directors, perform routine social/behavioral science research, and data management activities and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct/supervise systematic literature reviews
  • Implement routine data collection procedures
  • Perform a variety of routine data management procedures
  • Perform advanced quantitative data analysis
  • Perform advanced qualitative data analysis
  • Maintain center records, reports and files as required
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed
  • Mandatory advanced proficiency in Office Suites

Research Activities and Projects:

Projects

  • CAMHI
  • GPE integrated
  • GPE SUD
  • OWEP SUD
  • Juvenile Court Clinic
  • INTERFACE
  • MVP/TVTV
  • High Conflict Parenting
  • CAFES
  • Pathways

Data Entry, Clean up, and Analysis

  • Evaluate Quantitative data quality
  • Assess accuracy of Coded qualitative data
  • Data Organization
  • Data Analysis – using SPSS, EXCEL, And/or R
  • Data Visualization

Report Writing an Editing

  • Experience with Report Writing for Federal and State Grants and Contracts
  • Ability to mentor graduate students with the design, drafting and completion of evaluation reports.

Requirements

  • Bachelors required with at least 2 years’ experience
  • Masters in Applied Social Science Research, Organizational Psychology, Data Science or Public Health preferred
  • Must be diligent, detail oriented and logical

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following list is suggestive of useful background for this position. 

  • Knowledge of social/behavioral science research methods, principles, ethics
  • Knowledge of any of the following is helpful: program monitoring and evaluation, health and human services, and public health systems.
  • Experience using quantitative data analysis software helpful (e.g., SPSS)
  • Experience with the qualitative data analysis (e.g., NVIVO, ETHNOGRAPH)
  • Experience using reference manager software (e.g., EndNote)
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to prioritize
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle Costa, Human Resources Coordinator at HR@williamjames.edu.

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.