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 competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.
Please note that all Core faculty at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU).
About the Division of Psychology & Applied Therapies:
Psychology and Applied Therapies is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary division within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We have over 500 undergraduate students in 5 majors (3 BS, 2 BA), in the areas of Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapy, Counseling, and Holistic Psychology, as well as minors and certificate programs. We have two programs for adult learners: a community college cohort program and an online program - both in psychology. In our curriculum, we emphasize applied experiential learning along with traditional academic coursework and quantitatively oriented research understanding, to serve the needs of an increasingly diverse student population from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds. We have a strong applied and clinically oriented faculty, as well as burgeoning research programs and collaborations with the Lesley College of Art and Design, the Lesley Center for the Adult Learner, the Lesley Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences, and local community colleges. Lesley University is engaged in significant work to promote diversity and inclusion, social justice/equity perspectives, and multi-cultural competencies in its teaching and learning communities.
The Psychology & Applied Therapies Division of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences of Lesley University is seeking a faculty member to teach in the discipline of psychology at the rank of assistant professor (full-time, 9-month term). The successful candidate will teach three to four courses per semester (seven courses per academic year), with the possibility of some off-campus and/or online classes. The course load could include but is not limited to: Foundations & Systems in the Helping Professions, Internship and Seminar in Psychology, Lifespan Development, and Psychology Capstone.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong competency in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, with an ability to teach students across the Division's majors in multidisciplinary fieldwork/internship courses. Candidates should also be flexible in terms of course delivery models (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online) in both teaching and course development. Preference will be given to applied practitioner-researchers with expertise that aligns with our curriculum development, e.g., developmental, clinical, and counseling/substance abuse/recovery.
The successful candidate will also have experience working with diverse students, and will be able to show evidence of inclusive teaching. In addition to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, the faculty member in this position would advise undergraduates as well as participate in recruitment, retention, and student-support activities. In collaboration with colleagues in the program, there is the opportunity to further develop the Division's offerings in psychology. Faculty will also participate in curriculum development and assessment, engage in academic scholarship, and serve on appropriate college and university committees.
Must have a doctorate in psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D.) by June 30, 2019.
Must demonstrate flexibility in course delivery models and with diverse student populations.
Must have a record of successfully teaching psychology to undergraduate students.
Must have a strong record of engagement in research and academic scholarship.
Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal 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.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Background checks are required for all positions.
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.
For full consideration the following documents are required.
Teaching portfolio that includes:
A description of a classroom experience that reflects your philosophy of teaching
A statement describing your prior experiences, activities, and/or future plans to advance diversity and inclusion, social justice/equity perspectives as well as multi-cultural competencies in clinical work and/or teaching.
Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates. For best consideration, please apply before January 7, 2019.
About Lesley University
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 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.