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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.

Assistant Director - Addiction Psychology Program

Responsibilities
William James College is seeking a full time faculty member to serve as the Assistant Director of the Addiction Psychology program. The Assistant Director will spend half of their professional time in conducting research and in administration of the program, and half their time with the faculty duties of teaching, advising and supervising research as well as building opportunities for training, consulting and doing research in the community. The program provides coursework, field site training and research opportunities to students in all four of the college’s academic departments. 

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology and be licensed or licensed eligible in Massachusetts. The candidate must have at least five years’ experience in higher education as a researcher and teacher and five years’ experience as a clinician working in the addictions field. Candidates with evidence of scholarly contributions through peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national and international conferences and a successful track record of grant-funded research are particularly desirable. Experience with historically underserved communities and with community based research are another strength to present to the search committee.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a C.V. to the search committee to the attention of Dan Brent at dan_brent@williamjames.edu or hard copies to William James College, 1 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459

Director - Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis

William James College, an independent graduate college of psychology, educates culturally sensitive professionals to improve the mental health of individuals and organizations.  Emphasizing experiential education, we attract developing professionals eager to become leaders and to advance mental health.  We offer graduate programs attentive to the needs of vulnerable populations including children of adversity and the needs of specific populations such as Latinos and veterans, as well as organizations and leaders on the forefront of creating social change.

Position Summary:  William James College is seeking a full time faculty member to direct a new program, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program is open to applicants with a Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or Education. The course of study will be delivered over 12 months and includes a practicum and internship field experience.

Responsibilities: The Director will hire and supervise faculty, work closely with Admissions and Marketing for student enrollment, serve as the field site coordinator, provide ongoing program management and teach. In addition, the Director will make curriculum adjustments and innovations as needed and will work to deliver a high quality educational program.

Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis, Counseling or Clinical Psychology or Experimental Psychology.
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral.
  • 3 to 5 years in higher education, preferably at the graduate school level as a faculty member.
  • Administrative experience is strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years as a practitioner and a commitment to training the next generation of practitioners.
  • Thoughtful attention and commitment to practicing with attunement and sensitivity in a diverse world. 
  • High motivation and energy.  Excellent communication skills.

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: dan_brent@williamjames.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.

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 2016.  The Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the William James College  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, Ph.D., 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 will 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 Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, 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. Application deadline is January 22, 2016.  More information is available here.  

William James is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Psychological Assessment

William James College is pleased to announce four (4) postdoctoral training opportunities in psychological assessment in the Boston area.  The four (4) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000 plus benefits.  The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2016 and continue through August 2017.  The Brenner Center is an outpatient clinic offering psychological testing to clients aged 2-99.  The Fellowship offers supervised experience, under the direction of Kelly Casey, PhD. In addition fellows will 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.

The four 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.  The population served is generally adolescents and young adults.
  2. Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service for Young Children: Fellow is responsible for completing developmental, 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.
  4. SageMind and Memory Clinic Fellow:  Fellow is responsible for completing serial memory assessments, as well as psychological and memory diagnostic evaluations on older adults.

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 Rorschach Inkblot Method 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@williamjame.edu.  Application deadline is January 22, 2016.  More information is available here. 

William James is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resource and Referral Counselor - INTERFACE

William James College , an independent graduate college of psychology, educates culturally sensitive professionals to improve the mental health of individuals and organizations.  Emphasizing experiential education, we attract developing professionals eager to become leaders and to advance mental health.

Position Summary
This position will provide resource and referral guidance and therapeutic matching to callers of the INTERFACE helpline as well as serve as an ambassador for the service to all callers and stakeholders.

Responsibilities
Provide basic counseling and psycho- education to callers who are seeking coordinated therapeutic matches for mental health and wellness services, following the well- established protocols of the service; Provide follow up services and case management to assigned cases; Research and identify resources and providers for the INTERFACE website and database and coordinate with IT and other staff to include on site; Recruit clinicians for inclusion on the database in coordination with Recruitment team.

Qualifications
Master's degree or above in clinical psychology or social work; Licensed clinician within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts preferred.  3-5 years' experience in clinical services.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Strong interpersonal skills.  Experience with phone triage in a clinical setting.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter electronically to: dan_brent@williamjames.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.