Adjunct Lecturer, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Merrimack College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 10, 2023
Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts.

Position Overview

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Merrimack College in the Psychology Department invites applications for the position of Adjunct Lecturer for the Spring 2023 semester. As an adjunct faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing formal classroom instruction in the CMHC program with primary duties being effective delivery of instructional material and course management (e.g., assessments, grading, etc.).

Instructors are needed for the following lecture based graduate courses:
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling
  • Counseling Theory
The spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The section capacity is 15 students.

All classes will be taught in-person in the classroom at Merrimack College. CMHC courses are taught after 4:00 pm on Mondays or Wednesdays evenings.


The candidate should meet the following qualifications:

(a) An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) or an advanced doctorate candidate in Counseling, Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology or a related doctoral degree is preferred; or hold a Master’s degree in Counseling (or related field) with at least 5 years of professional clinical practice experience;

(b) demonstrates a commitment to infusing multicultural content and social justice principles in curriculum and training are highly preferred;

(c) holds licensure as a mental health counselor with a minimum of 5 years of professional clinical practice experience after licensure is required; or is license eligible or holds licensure as a psychologist.

On Campus and Online CMHC Program(s)

Aligned with the mission of Merrimack College, the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) represents a dynamic, innovative, and growth-oriented training program with a commitment to the principles and values of diversity, equity, social justice, advocacy and community engagement. Our on-campus and online CMHC programs maintain high-touch engagement and connectedness to meet the needs of graduate students as we prepare them to deliver quality care to culturally diverse clients, using strengths-oriented and evidenced-based interventions. Our graduates are trained to meet the growing demand for mental health counseling in a number of different settings, including outpatient centers, hospitals, colleges, human resource departments, substance abuse treatment centers, non-profits, and government agencies. With the burgeoning telecounseling mental health landscape, our CMHC program enables students to fulfill the education and degree requirements to apply for licensure primarily in Massachusetts, the New England region (e.g., NH, ME, VT, CT, and RI) and beyond.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check. Review of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and positions will remain open until filled.

Application Materials Should Include:
  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, email address). Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

Vaccinations and Remote Work

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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