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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

Communications Manager

Seeking a fast-paced, proactive, creative person with superior oral and written communication skills as well as excellent organizational skills. The Communications Manager is responsible for the creation and management of targeted communications for William James College, for both the Marketing and Advancement departments.  A member of the Marketing and Communications Department, this position will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Essential Duties

  • Managing email campaigns through our Constant Contact database for prospective students, donors, alumni, and our internal community.  This includes the writing and creation of content;
  • Writing the biannual magazine for the College (The Rapport).  Working closely with the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, who edits and manages the publication, to generate story ideas.  Responsible for interviewing 2-4 people per story and producing the articles.  Also responsible for assisting in the final editing and proofing before the final layout goes to print;
  • Promoting marketing and advancement events to prospective students and donors, including managing web content, social media and direct mail around these events;
  • Creating marketing materials, i.e. flyers, brochures, etc.;
  • Generating content for the website, including the online Rapport magazine and updating departmental sections on a regular basis;
  • Producing video messaging for events, social media, e-communications and the website, for both marketing and advancement needs;
  • Collaborating with the Marketing Specialist to produce social media content.
  • Assisting the Marketing and Communications Department with special projects as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years’ experience in a marketing, communications, or fundraising position;
  • Attention to detail, excellent proofreading skills, grasp of grammar, and punctuation and able to exhibit a consistent style;
  • Comfortable with design software for the creation of flyers and other marketing materials;
  • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment;
  • Ability to be proactive;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service;
  • Knowledge of HubSpot, a plus;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

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

Core Faculty Position - Geropsychologist

William James College is seeking a Geropsychologist for their Clinical Psychology Department. This position seeks a teacher and researcher eager to join and enhance a new concentration and mentor the next generation of geropsychologists.

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 pursue scholarly activities, and develop an active program of research with the expectation of external funding.

An individualized contract will include teaching, advising, supervision of doctoral research projects, and committee assignments.

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

Important Notice
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 - Clinical Psychology Department

William James College announces openings for  full-time Core faculty positions in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department beginning August 2017. 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 the following areas are especially sought: Substance Abuse/Addictive Disorders, Child Psychology, Pediatric Psychological Assessment, Neuropsychology & Physiology, Psychometrics. Clinical Systems Consultation and Management.

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.

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 and Director of Field Placement - Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

William James College has an opening for a full-time core faculty position in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department.  Rank is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:  Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, and supervising students doing organizational assessment and intervention work and research.  Additionally, there is the expectation of governance committee work.  All core faculty are encouraged to continue their consulting activities and scholarly productivity.  This faculty position is located in Newton, Massachusetts at William James’ main campus.  This position is half teaching and half directing the Field Placement Program for the OLP department.  As the Field Placement Director, you will be responsible for creating and nurturing relationships with both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations in need of organizational development help.  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 Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management or Leadership Psychology, have 2 years teaching experience, and 7+ years of work in organizations in an organizational development, talent management, or human resources as an internal or external consultant.

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 (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

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 $40,000.  The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2017.  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 15, 2017.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychological Assessment - Brenner Center

William James College is pleased to announce a postdoctoral training opportunity in psychological assessment in the Boston area. The Fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $40,000 plus benefits.  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.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology. Prior experience doing a range of cognitive and emotional assessments, including the Rorschach Inkblot Method is required.  Prior experience working with the FASD population is requested, but not 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.

More information about the Brenner Center is available here.

Vice-President of Institutional Advancement

William James College strives to be a preeminent school of psychology that integrates rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development. We assume an ongoing social responsibility to create programs to educate specialists of many disciplines to meet the evolving mental health needs of society.

William James College is in an exciting phase of growth, poised to reach a next level of achievement in philanthropic capacity-building and fundraising results. A 40+ year old institution that was recently rebranded (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology), the College is currently engaged in strategic planning to define multi-year programmatic and funding priorities in key areas. The Vice President of Institutional Advancement will be responsible for strengthening the College’s Development Program, advancing its culture of philanthropy and securing the philanthropic support needed to underpin the College’s strategic aspirations, in both the near and longer term.

Reporting to and working closely with the President and the College’s Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement is a member of the College’s senior team, responsible for all fundraising, development and advancement activities, including development communications and alumni relations. The Vice President will lead, provide strategic direction, manage and oversee administration of all aspects of Institutional Advancement.

The Vice President will help to identify, expand and build relationships and partnerships with potential donor constituencies, including alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. The Vice President will be responsible for developing a comprehensive plan to establish, implement and sustain infrastructure needed to grow development results. The Vice President, Institutional Advancement will manage the Institutional Advancement staff and maintain his/her own portfolio of major donor and potential donor relationships.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and partner with the President and members of the Board of Trustees on fundraising initiatives, including individual strategies to build relationships and solicit major donors
  • Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer to develop and implement annual and multi-year Development goals and strategies that align with the College’s strategic priorities and financial strategies
  • Work with President and senior staff to develop and implement comprehensive development strategies for all current and potential constituencies: individuals, alumni, corporations, foundations, government funding sources
  • Collaborate with President and senior staff to develop and articulate the Case for Support of College’s overall and specific funding priorities
  • Develop and implement Alumni Relations strategies to encourage and support sustained engagement with the College
  • Collaborate with College faculty and administrators as appropriate to advance the College’s internal culture of philanthropy
  • Set direction, guide and manage Advancement team
  • Establish and evaluate performance metrics for Advancement Team
  • Monitor and report to President and Board on Development program progress
  • Work with, staff and support the Board Development Committee
  • Oversee management of infrastructure and systems to track and underpin Advancement work
  • Build and strengthen donor relations and stewardship plans to sustain relationships with individual and institutional funders

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of successful professional fundraising experience
  • Ability to engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Direct and successful Major Gifts experience  
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team – and also to be creative,  flexible, entrepreneurial and take initiative
  • Ability to work successfully in a collegial and dynamic work environment
  • Minimum BA or BS degree; advanced degree preferred

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources, at HR@williamjames.edu