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Core Faculty, Counseling and Psychology (Open Rank)

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Core Faculty, Counseling and Psychology (Open Rank)

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Lesley University core faculty member will teach and advise students in the Counseling and Psychology master's program and in the Counseling and Psychology doctoral program. The graduate master's programs prepare students for licensure as Licensed Mental Health Counselors and/or School Counselors or School Adjustment Counselors, in the state of Massachusetts. In this capacity the core faculty member will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, reflective practice, and scholarship. In this capacity the core faculty member will work as part of a team, training practitioners and leaders in the field of counseling and psychology. The core faculty member will demonstrate a commitment to a counseling practice that emphasizes social justice and trauma-informed approaches to counseling and healing.

Qualities and Capabilities
  • Completion in a doctoral program preferred, or have a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology, counselor education and supervision, or related field
  • Minimum of two years of graduate level teaching experience
  • Expertise in the areas of holistic counseling, trauma-informed practices, field training, PreK-12 school counseling, group dynamics, and/or biological bases of behavior preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice perspectives in teaching, service and practice
  • Licensed or license eligible in Massachusetts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills
  • Prior experience advising graduate students strongly preferred

Why Lesley

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of 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 6,400 students and 90,000 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 significant paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills.

Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.

Expressing Interest

A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.

At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people -- regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities -- can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.


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