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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.

Adjunct Faculty Positions in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

William James College has an opening for 3 Adjunct Faculty positions  in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department beginning August 2015.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, outreach, committee responsibilities, doctoral project oversight and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in some of the following areas are especially sought: Leadership Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Adaptive Leadership, For-profit and non-profit management; Talent Management.

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must possess a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in an allied field and have both academic and practical experience. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is valued. Candidates should have 2-5 years of teaching experience and familiarity teaching in online learning environments.

Location: The position is based in Newton, Massachusetts campus. All candidates need to be available for on-site committee and staff meetings on a weekly basis.

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, and (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: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu.

Important Notice to All Candidates: William James College is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Adjunct Faculty in the School Psychology Department

William James College, located just west of Boston, is seeking an Adjunct faculty member to teach Advanced Social-Emotional Assessment with Children and Adolescents in the School Psychology PsyD Program this July. Candidates will hold a doctoral degree in clinical or school psychology and have substantial experience with a range of social-emotional assessment measures including self-report measures, rating scales, projective techniques, and interview. The course is taken by Advanced Standing School Psychology PsyD students with professional experience in the field. The course will meet on July 15-16 from 1:00-4:00 pm, July 17 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, and July 20-24 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm.

We strongly encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. William James College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Please send CV to Arlene Silva, PhD, arlene_silva@williamjames.edu. Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled.

Administrative Coordinator

William James College, located in Newton, MA, is seeking an Administrative Coordinator for the Freedman Center and Continuing Education. This individual is the first point of contact who will be communicating the types of services the center provides as well as promoting continuing education programs for individuals working in the mental health field.

Essential Functions
Provide core administrative support, including copying, answering phones, preparing rooms for programs; Work collaboratively with Continuing Education, assisting with program materials, mailings and promotion of programs; Assist with editing, proofreading and formatting communications as necessary; Become familiar with all facets of the Freedman Center to provide marketing support for programs offered; Ensure all communications are updated and accurate; Assist in the preparation for all programs.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree preferred in Communications, Marketing or related field and two years job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Strong administrative skills with solid Microsoft office skills; Effective oral, written, customer service and interpersonal skills; Ability to multi-task and work under pressure; Ability to compose and edit written materials. The ideal candidate will have strong multi-tasking skills, organizational skills, sound judgment, resourcefulness, a sociable demeanor, the ability to set priorities under pressure, and the ability to work independently.

Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter to: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at: mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu 

Chair of the Leadership and Organizational Psychology Department

Spearhead one of the fastest growing fields

William James College announces its search for a Chair of their Leadership and Organizational Psychology Department (OLP). Business Insiders Magazine has listed Organizational Psychology as one the fastest growing professions in America.  The National Bureau of Labor reports that the demand for organizational and leadership development practitioners will increase by 53% over the next decade. William James College continues to pioneer the cutting edge of important curricula development to address these pressing needs.

The Leadership and Organizational Psychology Department offers the following programs for which the Chair is responsible:

  • PsyD in Leadership Psychology
  • MA in Organizational Psychology
  • MA in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration
  • Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate
  • Health Coaching Certificate

These programs are offered in on–line only or blended formats requiring leadership of faculty internationally. In addition to teaching and curriculum development of innovative programs the department chair will also provide key leadership in on-going quality assessment of the department.

The OLP Chair reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs; participates on governance committees and sits on the Academic Leadership group. The leader to fill this role must be able to demonstrate personal integrity, transparency in decision-making, possess a positive high-energy style and enthusiasm for program building.  Critical to the success of this role is team building and collaborative leadership style with the ability to set strategy with strong project management skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in IO or Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, or Clinical Consulting Psychology. 
  • 5 -7 years teaching in higher education. 
  • Experience managing faculty and or staff. 
  • Prior curriculum development experience. 
  • Demonstrated leadership of a program or department in an institute of higher education.
  • Knowledge and skill in using a broad array of educational technologies including experience in internet-based teaching in either blended or entirely online modalities a must. 
  • Demonstrated consistency in fair and respectful treatment of all staff, peers, and students. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively to set key milestones and determine appropriate measures for tracking the success of the department.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change, inspire and engage faculty, students, and staff in strategic initiatives, and  work across  disciplines  to achieve strategic  objectives.

The candidate must present evidence of workplace success at leading a program or department in an institution of higher education, successful teaching as demonstrated in student reviews, as well as a scholarly record of publication or presentations that is (a) topically related to one or more of the departmental specialties and (b) is of sufficiently high quality to warrant a senior-level faculty appointment.

Application Process
Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and curriculum vitae (letters of interest preferred) should be sent in confidence to: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu

All information will be held in strict confidence. Compensation for this position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The review process will continue until the position is filled.

Clinical Supervisor

William James College is currently seeking a Clinical Supervisor who will be responsible for the overall intake and case management services within the INTERFACE resource and referral program at the Freedman Center. This service is phone based help-line where callers receive therapeutic matches for mental health services. This mental health professional will have direct client phone contact as well as be responsible for supervising INTERFACE staff in the delivery of resource and referral services by phone.

Responsibilities include
Supervise and provide clinical support to the resource and referral counselors ensuring quality control in delivery of service; community resource mapping; training for best practice phone care coordination. Design and provide training to assigned and new staff; Assign cases, create schedules, and work with IT to maintain tools necessary for best practice resource and referral; Staff helpline as necessary and carry a caseload of phone clients seeking referral to mental health services; Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of the Freedman Center
 
Qualifications
Master's degree or above in a mental health field and licensed within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Excellent organizational skills, including record keeping and time management; Demonstrated client service orientation with emphasis on best mental health practice; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team; Demonstrated ability to perform phone triage and counseling.
 
Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at: mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu.

Director of Graduate Certificate Executive Coaching Program

The Director is responsible for the development, alignment and implementation of the certificate coaching programs. This includes determining a clear process of ensuring a connection between achievements and gaps that currently exist.

Responsibilities
Provide leadership and manage the certificate program and curriculum ensuring best practice and latest applied research; Identify new opportunities in targeting students to enroll while positioning William James College in the marketplace; Coordinate, recruit and supervise faculty; Analyze trends, markets and any other changes necessary to keep program current and teaching.

Qualifications
Masters required in Organizational Psychology; OD; or related field; 3-5 years of previous teaching and administrative experience; Experience with on-line and blended classes; Ability to influence.

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, and (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: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu.

Important Notice to All Candidates
William James College is an 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 in the Clinical Psychology Department

William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) is seeking a Geropsychologist for a full-time core faculty position in the Department of Clinical Psychology.

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

Qualifications: Candidate must hold a PhD or PsyD, in Clinical Psychology, be licensed or license- eligible in Massachusetts, and have teaching experience. The successful applicant will maintain an active program of research with the expectation of external funding.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit: (1) A detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (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: Mary-Alice_Howard@mspp.edu.

William James College is an 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 and Director of Health Psychology Concentration in Clincial Psychology Department

William James College seeks an energetic and visionary leader to fill a full-time Core faculty position and serve as the Director of the Health Psychology concentration within the Clinical PsyD program.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, and clinical and research supervision. Additionally, there is the expectation of committee work and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in the following areas are especially sought: Health Psychology, Gero-psychology, and Assessment.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, a minimum of five (5) years clinical and teaching experience with focus in Health Psychology or primary care psychology and experience with Integrated Models of Care and Inter-professional Teamwork. Preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is particularly valued.

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, and (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: mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu.

William James College is an 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 Position in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

William James College has an opening for one (1) full-time Core faculty position in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department beginning August 2015.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, outreach, committee responsibilities, doctoral project oversight and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in some of the following areas are especially sought: Leadership Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Adaptive Leadership, For-profit and non-profit management; Talent Management.

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must possess a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in an allied field and have both academic and practical experience. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is valued.  Candidates should have 2-5 years of teaching experience and familiarity teaching in online learning environments.

Location: The position is based in Newton, Massachusetts campus. All candidates need to be available for on-site committee and staff meetings on a weekly basis.

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, and (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: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu

Important Notice to All Candidates: William James College is an 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 in the School Psychology Department

William James College, with it's campus located just west of Boston, is seeking an early- or mid-career core faculty member for its dynamic and innovative school psychology programs. William James College offers both specialist (MA/CAGS) and doctoral (PsyD) level degrees in School Psychology. The curriculum incorporates rigorous academic instruction with supervised field training in a variety of settings. Our mission features core values of experiential education, social responsibility, and personal growth. The school psychology programs emphasize prevention, mental health, and system-level impact. Teaching and mentoring students are of primary importance, and faculty salaries are competitive.

Qualifications and Experience
Candidates will have a degree in school or clinical psychology. The ideal candidate has a professional affiliation with the field of school psychology, and has relevant school-based field experience; be Licensed (or license-eligible) psychologists; possess demonstrated skill in higher education teaching, and substantial scholarship competencies and interests. There is some flexibility around teaching assignments, which may include social-emotional assessment, cognitive and affective development, behavioral intervention, child development, diversity and cross-cultural psychology, and/or preschool services.

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, and (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: Arlene Silva, PhD at arlene_silva@williamjames.edu. You may also submit via mail: Arlene Silva, PhD, William James College 203, One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459

We strongly encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. William James College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Junior Database Administrator-Designer

The Junior Database Administrator / Designer (DBA/D) is responsible for creating and maintaining efficient databases, utilizing primarily Microsoft SQL Server. Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the junior DBA/D plays an integral role in the successful use and security of the College's administrative, academic, and research database systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing day-to-day support and maintenance for databases underlying the College's enterprise applications, including the Campus Cafe ERP and other critical applications.
  • Planning and implementing database system functions such as reviewing, applying, and testing patches and upgrades to enterprise applications and databases.
  • Working with information security officer to plan, design, and implement security protocols to safeguard sensitive and mission-critical data.
  • Establishing, documenting and implementing successful, regular database backups and testing and reviewing backup and recovery procedures.
  • Ensuring optimal performance and availability;resolving database capacity, replication, and other distributed data issues;cloning database instances.
  • Addressing database integration including migration between disparate databases.
  • Defining, recommending, and developing database standards, procedures, and architecture.
  • Performing daily and weekly maintenance tasks including checking backups, reviewing alert files, cleaning collector tables checking for invalid objects and security violations, and managing and monitoring DB server performance.
  • Managing data storage utilization, reporting data storage or backup problems;making recommendations to improve procedures, software, or equipment.
  • Preparing and maintaining up-to-date documentation for routine aspects of position responsibilities.
  • Working with various constituents to plan, design, implement, and troubleshoot new database systems from scratch.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A baccalaureate degree in information systems or computer science related field and two to four years' experience working in a production database environment, or an appropriate combination of training, work experience, and skills is required.
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and with a team on small and large scale projects in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment is required.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Have reliable transportation.

Skills and Experience

  • Microsoft SQL Server database administration experience, including creating, monitoring, upgrading, patching, backing up, and securing complex, production-critical databases.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, Visual Studio, Access, Sharepoint, and T-SQL desired.
  • Experience with and proficiency in administering databases on Windows.

Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to : Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Testing and Assessment at the Brenner Center

The Brenner Center is pleased to announce three (3) one-year postdoctoral training opportunities in testing and assessment. The Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000. The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2015. The Fellowships offer supervised experience and training in testing and assessment work. In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by William James College.

The three post-doctoral fellowships currently being offered are as follows:

  1. Rapid Response Psychological Testing Service: The fellow is responsible for completing psycho-educational and psychological evaluations with a quick turn-around rate;
  2. Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service for Young Children: Fellow is responsible for completing development, neuropsychological, and psychological evaluations with children ages 2-8, including assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders;
  3. General Evaluation Service: Fellow is responsible for conducting psychological evaluations on a broad range of underserved populations to address a variety of referral questions.

The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position. 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 1,600 training hours Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology and an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship is strongly preferred. Experience with children is also preferred. WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS UNTIL FEBRUARY 26, 2015.

Please email curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and two (2) current letters of recommendation to Kelly Casey, Executive Director of the Brenner Center, William James College, at kelly_casey@williamjames.edu.

William James College is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Child and Family Forensic Psychology

William James College is pleased to announce four (4) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology.  The four (4) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000.  The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2015.  The Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES) is a consultation/evaluation unit within our Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law.  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, abuse, access, etc.).  The Fellowship offers supervised experience, under the direction of Robin Deutsch, PhD and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced psychologist and a retired judge.  In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by William James College.

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 2,000 training hours. Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high-conflict parents and other intervention services. Fellows will attend five William James College Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statues, and professional "best practices" in this area of expertise leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues.

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:

Christina Harms, Director of CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, William James College at christina_harms@williamjames.edu.

Deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2015.

William James College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Assistant

William James College is currently seeking a Research Assistant. Located in Newton, MA, this non-profit organization is known as one of the first alternative programs to the traditional PhD model of training in clinical psychology.

Responsibilities
Working under the direction of Associate Vice President for Research and Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist, this position will assist in supporting research activities for routine social/behavioral science research and data management activities and procedures. Other responsibilities include maintaining reports, records and files as required, assisting with grant proposals and reports and performing basic quantitative data analysis.

Qualifications
BA/BS required. Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities is a must. Knowledge of social/behavioral science research methods, principles and ethics preferred. Ability to perform basic data management tasks (data coding, entry, cleaning, maintenance) and experience using quantitative data analysis software helpful. A strong applicant will display the ability to communicate with multiple levels of staff and work effectively with others in a team environment. Competency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint is required.

Please note: This is a 35-hour full-time position with a full benefits package. This six-month temporary position with the possibility of an extension depending upon performance and available funding.

Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter expressing how your experience will help support work in the research department to: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at: mary-alice_howard@williamjames.edu.

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