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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 - Applied Behavior Analysis Program

William James College has openings for adjunct faculty positions in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program beginning January 2017.

Responsibilities: Adjunct faculty members are involved in teaching and advising

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) and be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Candidates must have prior teaching experience (3 years preferred) an exemplary professional experience.

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: Ms. Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu

Adjunct Faculty Positions - MA in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

William James College has openings for adjunct faculty positions in the new Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health program beginning in August 2018. This fully online, 36-credit degree program spans two full academic years. It is distinguished from other Criminal Justice Master’s programs by its emphasis on the intersection of criminal justice and corrections and behavioral health and substance abuse.

Responsibilities: Adjunct faculty members are involved in online teaching with possible opportunities for student advising. Attendance at monthly online faculty meetings.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree (doctoral degree preferred) in Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, or Law. Psychology and Counseling applicants should have a specialization in Forensics and/or Corrections, which includes both academic training as well as significant professional experience. Criminal Justice and Law applicants should have a sophisticated background in how behavioral health variables are central to the criminal justice system.

Candidates must have prior teaching experience (3 years preferred), knowledge of learning management systems (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle) and exemplary professional experience. Prior online teaching experience preferred.

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.)

Qualified applicants who are not selected to start in Fall 2018 will remain on an eligibility list for consideration for subsequent semesters.

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu

Director of the Center of Excellence for Children Families and the Law

This is a 3.5 day per week position, with a preferred start date of August 2018 (however some flexibility in this regard is possible). 

Essential Functions

0.5 day per week duties include:  

  • Teaching or otherwise supervising graduate students for a total contribution of 45 hours in academic department activities—the equivalent of one 3 credit course annually—through teaching or other academic department duties as assigned by the Program Chair of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

The remaining 3.0 days per week duties include: 

  • Daily operations/administration of the Center of Excellence and related operations including the Certificate in Child and Family Forensic Issues, the Child and Family Psychological Evaluation Service (“CAFES”) and the High Conflict Parent Education group classes (in collaboration with Director of CAFES);
  • Selection and training of three (3) one-year full-time postdoctoral fellows;   
  • Teaching two (2) Continuing Education classes (“Divorce Custody Evaluations” and “Child Maltreatment”) and responsibility for the administration of the remaining classes in the Certificate program;
  • Oversight of Director of CAFES, requiring knowledge of judicial and/or court administrative procedures;  
  • Individual supervision of postdoctoral trainees and review/sign-off on all reports;
  • Case review and case assignment to post-docs and postdoctoral alumnae as subcontractors in collaboration with Director of CAFES;
  • Manage the database for the CAFES GAL Reports and the CAFES High Conflict Parenting classes;
  • Co-responsibility with the CAFES Director for all aspects of the CAFES budget;
  • Participation in initiatives/activities of the Department of Community Engagement, at the direction of Dr. Robert Kinscherff;
  • Involvement in activities that raise the visibility of William James College, the Department of Community Engagement, the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law, and CAFES (including compensated talks, workshops and conference presentations);
  • Special projects or assignments related to the Department of Community Engagement as assigned/delegated by Dr. Robert Kinscherff, including but not limited to special training or supervision assignments at the Norfolk or Suffolk Juvenile Courts;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The individual hired will be precluded from receiving Guardian Ad Litem (“GAL”) appointments and conducting such evaluations in any of the Probate and Family Courts of Massachusetts, and precluded from receiving Guardian Ad Litem (“GAL”) appointments or conducting any CPCS or privately paid evaluations for the Suffolk or Norfolk Juvenile Courts. 

Required Qualifications

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in preparing and filing high-quality Guardian Ad Litem reports in the courts of Massachusetts, as well as at least ten (10) years of experience in working with families (children and adults) in high conflict circumstances arising from divorce or separation;
  • A working knowledge of the laws, rules, and procedures applicable to custody litigation in the Probate and Family Court, as well as the Juvenile Court, of Massachusetts;
  • Be a current member of the “Category E” Guardian Ad Litem list for the Trial Court, or demonstrate the ability to be added to that list prior to commencing employment;
  • Experience in both conducting and supervising evaluations performed in the Juvenile Courts of Massachusetts;
  • Sufficient visibility and professional reputation in the family law arena so as to continue the level of confidence that the CAFES program, and the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, currently maintains. 

More details about the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law at William James College can be found at www.williamjames.edu/cffc.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Financial Aid Coordinator

Position Summary

First person/initial contact person available to counsel students on available financial aid and eligibility requirements, particularly student loans since the majority of the school is at the graduate-level.

Essential Functions

  • Counsels and advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, money management and financial planning and individualizes information to the particular needs and situation of the student
  • Collects and/or analyzes financial data on students to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, state, donor and/or institutional guidelines;
  • Evaluates unusual/mitigating circumstance documentation or information provided by the student; exercises judgment by making adjustments or revisions to costs, contribution, or need as exceptions to the prescribed process;
  • Answers questions, inquiries, or requests from students, parents, or guardians in person or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility;
  • Assists in the preparation of and presents information regarding federal financial aid at workshops and recruitment sessions;
  • Analyzes various system-generated reports such as grades and enrollment status or award status to verify continued compliance and eligibility of students receiving aid under federal and institutional guidelines; notifies students of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation;
  • Assists with other financial aid activities such as outreach, reporting and monitoring;
  • Aids with audit reviews as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in financial aid
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred
  • PowerFAIDS experience, a plus
  • Knowledge of government, donor and/or institutional rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures for awarding of financial aid
  • Knowledge of and skill in automated processing
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Full-time Core Faculty Position in Assessment and Research - Clinical Psychology Dept

William James College announces an opening for a full-time Core faculty position in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department. Rank is commensurate with experience.

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 assessment, research, and objective measurement are especially sought.

Qualifications
Candidates must possess a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, have completed an  APA internship, have teaching experience, be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts, and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is essential.

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
  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: Ms. Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu

Full-time Core Faculty Position in Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders - Clinical Psychology Dept

William James College announces an opening for a full-time Core faculty position in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department. Rank is commensurate with experience.

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 Substance Abuse/Addictive Disorders are especially sought.

Qualifications
Candidates must possess a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, have teaching experience, preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts, and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is essential.

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
  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: Ms. Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu

Full-time Core Faculty and Director of Field Placement - Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

William James College is searching for a full-time core faculty member to join our thriving, unique Organizational and Leadership Psychology (OLP) Department. If you have some teaching experience but also consult to organizations and want to work in a collaborative, fun and cutting edge environment where you participate in the best advances in pedagogy, OLP may be the right place for you. We are looking for a candidate that will be a good cultural fit to join our diverse, forward thinking, and accessible team. Working at William James offers you the flexibility to pursue your practice as well as your research while teaching a diverse and international student cohort made up of leaders and organizational development practitioners. Please note this is not a remote position, and the successful candidate will work here at the college with a flexible schedule.

Responsibilities:  Core faculty members teach, advise, and supervise students doing organizational assessment and intervention work and research as well as participating in governance committee work. All core faculty are encouraged to continue their consulting activities and scholarly pursuits. This faculty position is located in Newton, Massachusetts at William James’ main campus. This position is half teaching and half co-directing the Field Placement Program for the OLP department.  As the co-Associate Director of Field Placement (ADFP) for OLP, you will collaborate with the other OLP ADFP in creating and nurturing relationships with both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations in need of organizational development consulting. You will also place, track, and monitor student progress through their practicum hours and offer training and guidance to field site supervisors. 

Qualifications:  Candidates must possess a PhD or PsyD in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management or Leadership Psychology, have 2 years teaching experience, and 5+ years of work in organizations in an organizational development, talent management, or human resources role. Rank is commensurate with experience or prior rank from another accredited educational institution.

Application Procedure:  Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit

  1. a letter of application responding to the stated qualifications and how you may be the best candidate for the job;
  2. a curriculum vitae, and
  3. a list of three professional references (including industry references) with complete contact information (references will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission).

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant at HR@williamjames.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Forensic Psychology

The Child and Family Evaluation Service of William James College is pleased to announce three (3) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology.  The three (3) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $42,000. The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2018. The Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law at William James College. 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, ABPP 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 including five Blended Learning courses dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic Issues. Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high-conflict parents and other intervention services.

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.

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 Hon. Christina Harms (ret.), Director of CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, William James College christina_harms@williamjames.edu. Application Deadline is January 5, 2018.  More information is available here

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Forensic Psychology - Juvenile Court Training

William James College is pleased to announce a postdoctoral training opportunity in child and family forensic psychology in Juvenile Court Clinics.  The Fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $42,000.  The one-year Fellowship begins in September of 2018.  Juvenile Court Clinic Operations (JCCO) provides forensic evaluations and other services for court-ordered juveniles and families before the Boston Juvenile Court in Care and Protection cases (child protection from abuse/neglect), Juvenile Delinquency and Youthful Offender Cases, Child Requiring Services (CRA status offenders), emergency commitments for substance abuse treatment or inpatient psychiatric care, and other court-ordered evaluations.  Divorce cases are not heard by Juvenile Courts in Massachusetts.  The Fellowship offers supervised training and experience in forensic assessment and consultation at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic under the direction of JCCO Program Director Pooja Khialani, PsyD and Director of Training Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD.    

To provide broad exposure to the various  ways in which children and families come before Courts, relevant law, and the complex issues found in a range of cases involving children and families, the Fellow will participate in five William James Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” in areas including divorce child custody, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and behavioral health issues in juvenile justice.  Completion of these classes leads to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues (www.williamjames.edu/cffc).  In addition, the Fellow will participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered through Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, MA Department of Mental Health, and William James College.  The successful candidate will also have supervised involvement in cases with Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD.  The Fellow will have completed 2,100 training hours by the end of the Fellowship year.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with an APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child and family training and experience is required.  Interested applicants can electronically send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, a clinical writing sample (e.g., a redacted report), and three (3) current letters of recommendation to both Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, Associate Vice President for Community Engagement (robert_kinscherff@williamjames.edu) and Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD, WJC Director of Training for JCCO (ccrespihunt@jccwjc.org). 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychological Assessment

The Brenner Center at William James College is pleased to announce a postdoctoral training opportunity in psychological assessment in the BOSTON area.  The Brenner Center is an outpatient clinic offering psychological assessments to individuals aged 2 to 99.  Join our team in this dynamic setting and enjoy all that William James College and the city of Boston has to offer.  The fellowship position is in our Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service for Young Children program, which evaluates children (approximately 2-8 years) to address a variety of developmental questions ranging from Autism to giftedness.

The Fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $40,000 plus benefits.  It is a one-year position that begins in September of 2018 and continues through August 2019.  Fellows are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be provided with both individual and group supervision by experienced, licensed psychologists.  All fellows will be trained in ASD and FASD.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship or its equivalent. Prior testing experience and knowledge of the ADOS-2 is required.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter along with their curriculum vitae, sample report, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to Kelly Casey, PhD, Executive Director of the Brenner Center at kelly_casey@williamjames.edu or 1 Wells Ave, Fourth Floor Newton, MA 02459.  Application deadline is February 10, 2018.  More information is available here.