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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

Clinical Psychologist - Juvenile Court Clinic Team

William James College is currently seeking a licensed Clinical Psychologist to join our Forensic Services/Juvenile Court Clinic team in Suffolk and Norfolk Counties.  This is a 28 hour/week position (4 days/week).   

William James College is a non-profit graduate school of professional psychology educating clinicians and providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Massachusetts since the 1970s.  These Juvenile Court Clinics provide court-ordered evaluations in Care and Protection, Child Requiring Assistance (CRA), Delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and emergency and civil commitment proceedings for psychiatric hospitalization or substance abuse commitment proceedings.  

Duties Include

  • Perform court-ordered evaluations for the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts in juvenile delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and status matters (Child Requiring Assistance), child abuse and neglect cases (Care and Protection), civil commitment and other evaluations according to Massachusetts General Laws according to practice guidelines established by the Division of Forensic Mental Health of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).  The Juvenile Court Clinics are operated as a collaboration between the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court and DMH;
  • Conduct psychological and diagnostic screenings and assessments of youth and families involved with the Juvenile Court and referred by the Juvenile Court;
  • Provide reports and, as needed, testimony to the Juvenile Court;
  • Consult with judges, probation officers, and (as appropriate) others regarding court-involved youth and families;
  • Provide consultation and training as may be requested by the Juvenile Court to  judges, probation officers, other court personnel and others (e.g. community behavioral health providers, attorneys);
  • Provide evidence-based short-term therapeutic services and psychoeducational services to individuals and/or in groups;
  • Supervise work-study students, trainees, and interns;
  • Provide referrals to court-involved youth and their families for behavioral health services in their communities, and other supports or services as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Doctorate in Psychology (PhD, PsyD, EdD);
  • Licensed to practice psychology in MA, or license-eligible;
  • Experience in forensic mental health, forensic and/or psychological assessment;
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Certification as a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (CJCC) is a plus, but not required. If not yet certified, the psychologist will need to be eligible to be a CJCC candidate. We will provide supervision and training for CJCC certification.

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to 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

INTERFACE Resource and Referral Counselor - Full-Time

Position Summary

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.  This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position.. 

Essential Functions

  • Serve as INTERFACE intake coordinator as scheduled and assigned
  • 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 onsite
  • Recruit clinicians for inclusion on the database in coordination with Recruitment team
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings for best practice resource and referral
  • Serve as role model for best practice resource and referral
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or above in clinical psychology or social work, licensed clinician within the Commonwealth of MA preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in clinical services
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with phone triage in a clinical setting

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and cabinets.

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

Part-Time Assistant or Associate Professor - School Psychology Department

William James College, located just west of Boston, is seeking a part-time Assistant or Associate Professor and teaching faculty member for its dynamic and innovative School Psychology programs. The School Psychology Department offers both specialist (MA/CAGS) and doctoral (PsyD) level degrees in School Psychology, as well as a MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Graduate Certificate in School Climate and Social Emotional Learning. The school psychology curriculum incorporates rigorous academic instruction with supervised field training in a variety of settings. The WJC 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.

Candidates should be licensed/certified school psychologists, and hold a doctoral degree in school psychology; Licensed (or license-eligible) Psychologists are a plus. The ideal candidate has a professional affiliation with the field of school psychology, and has relevant school-based field experience as well as demonstrated skill in higher education teaching. Teaching responsibilities will be focused around clinical seminars at the MA/CAGS level, and may include other courses depending on candidate interest and course availability. Additional responsibilities will include providing administrative oversight for Year 1 Primary Project, conducting site visits, and advising students.

Please send cover letter and CV to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.  Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled.