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Assistant Professor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites applications for a full time (9 month) tenure track Assistant Professor position in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) beginning September 1, 2022. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who specialize in trauma counseling and/or race-informed counseling.

Responsibilities will include teaching 12 credits per semester in: Abnormal Psychology, Measurement and Assessment, Counseling Methods, and other courses in the candidate's field of expertise. Advising students, participating in committees, and mentoring of undergraduate research are also components of the position.

MCLA's Psychology Department has seven full-time faculty members, several part-time adjunct faculty members, and approximately 150 student majors. MCLA, located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, values a culture of undergraduate teaching and research that embraces high-impact educational practices across the curriculum, throughout the four-year experience, in ways that enhance the traditional learning experience consistent with MCLA's mission.

  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field (Psy.D. and ABD candidates considered)
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and fostering undergraduate research
  • Prior teaching experience is desirable
Additional Considerations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Active participation in the shared governance process at departmental, specialized committees, and college-wide levels

Additional Information:

For questions regarding your application or specifics of this position, please contact

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Nicole Comstock
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Phone: (413) 662-5571
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172

Application Instructions:

Special Instructions to Applicants

The following materials will be accepted as expressions of interest:

cover letter addressing the required qualifications and additional considerations
curriculum vitae
teaching statement
research statement
supporting documents (example syllabi, course evaluations, publications, examples of research projects, et al.)

Interested candidates must apply electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2021.

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