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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.

Director of Online and Professional Education

The Director of Online and Professional Education will play a leadership role in the development, production, evaluation, and improvement of blended and online programs, as well as consult to on-ground programs that utilize educational technology practices and tools. This position will also be responsible for developing, maintaining and growing online and blended programs in the college’s Continuing and Professional Education division, in partnership with the Director of Continuing and Community Education.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as System Administrator for college’s educational technology tools and systems including college LMS (Canvas)
  • Serve procurement and implementation lead for new and replacement instructional/educational technologies.
  • Manage the faculty educational technology onboarding process, including maintenance and growth of the college’s online LMS onboarding course.
  • Work with the Director of Continuing Education to plan and coordinate new online certificate programs and online professional development opportunities for non-academic (CE & professional education) populations.
  • Provide consultation to Senior Leadership team and Academic Chairs on the development of new online and blended academic programs.
  • Manage the department’s Instructional Technologist and student support staff. 
  • Serve a primary point of contact with contracted instructional design consultants.
  • Provide best practice guidelines and quality assurance measures for online pedagogy, including the promotion of accessibility design standards, in collaboration with the college’s Academic Resource Center.
  • Establish procedures, policies and benchmarks for high quality online student learning experiences and achievement of student learning outcomes.
  • Attend conferences and online trainings related to professional development.
  • Work with allied WJC groups to explore new opportunities, partnerships, and emerging content areas in online learning.
  • Perform other duties as relevant that are applicable to online learning.

Qualifications

  • Experienced LMS Administrator, preferably in Canvas
  • Experienced in Instructional Design methodologies, including ADDIE, Rapid Prototyping and Backwards Design
  • Experienced in using Educational Technology tools including video streaming, lecture capture, web conferencing, and course authoring tools.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with online quality assurance standards (i.e. OSCQR, Quality Matters).
  • Ability to work autonomously with a focus on self-learning.
  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology or similar field. Master’s degree preferred.

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

Inclusive Excellence Statement
William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Full-Time Core Faculty Positions - Clinical Psychology Department

William James College announces openings for full-time Core faculty positions in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department beginning August 2020. Rank is commensurate with experience.

William James College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. William James College endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

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

We are seeking applicants who can teach generalist foundational courses in the Clinical PsyD program. Applicants with expertise/experience in the following areas are especially sought:

  • Family Systems
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Behavior
  • Clinical Geropsychology (clinical experience with older adults)
  • Forensic Psychology (expertise with juvenile populations)

Qualifications
Candidates must possess a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology, completed an APA-accredited internship, have teaching experience within academic, clinical, or training settings, preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts, and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work defined broadly is preferred (e.g., leadership, innovation, community engagement, investigation or research). Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational or work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.

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. Michelle Costa, Human Resources Coordinator at HR@williamjames.edu.

Inclusive Excellence at William James College
William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Full-Time Core Faculty Position - Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

Associate/Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, 12-Month position, available August 2020.  Primary teaching responsibilities include face-to-face, hybrid, and online graduate courses. Supervision of clinical field experiences and research leading to publications and presentations at academic conferences is expected. The faculty workload consists of the teaching equivalent of 18 graduate credit hours per academic year.  Additional duties include academic advising, research and scholarship, university service, collaboration, accreditation related activities, promotion of the program and the university, and other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program preferred, or doctoral degree in counseling or related area with at least one-year full time teaching experience in a graduate counseling program prior to July 1, 2013 (CACREP standards).
  • Professional License: Licensed as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in MA (or license eligible if licensed as a counselor in another state).
  • Counselor Professional Identity: established professional identity as a mental health counselor and professional service as demonstrated by participation in counseling professional associations, presentations at conferences, and/or continued education presentations, among others.
  • Clinical Experience: Prefer three years full time or equivalent of clinical experience post-master’s degree. At least two years of clinical experience is required.
  • Teaching Experience: At least one year experience teaching graduate students in a counseling program, including experience supervising practicum and internship students.
  • Scholarship: research experience, or development of pedagogical or clinical interventions, programs, or evaluation methods.
  • Assist with accreditation compliance and assessment reporting.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas preferred: children and adolescents; psychological assessment; psychopathology; diversity.

Duties

  • Teach 18 credits during the academic year (this can be distributed during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters).  Overload will be compensated at the regular overload rate. Teaching for other departments should be cleared with your department chair.  
  • Institutional/faculty governance committee work. 
  • Advising 12 students. 
  • Admissions-related work.  Attending Open Houses and Interview Days, as well as reviewing applications.
  • Attending Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Faculty meetings. They are every other Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm (time/day subject to change).
  • Attending a Counseling Program all day development retreat. It is usually on a Wednesday and announced at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Attending an all-school faculty retreat.
  • Attending all-school faculty meetings – once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester.
  • Attending Graduation – usually the first Saturday or Sunday in June.
  • Attending Orientation (one day for preparation and two days for the actual orientation), usually the week before classes start, both in August and January.
  • Participation in other ad-hoc committees within the department or within the school.
  • Serving as a 2nd member in up to 5 doctoral project committees in other departments in the college.

Academic Rank

  • Candidate will have to submit application for academic rank.

Application Process

Please send the following materials to Michelle Costa, Human Resources Coordinator at HR@williamjames.edu. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Contact information for at least 3 references.

Inclusive Excellence at William James College
William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

INTERFACE Resource and Referral Counselor

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 on site;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or above in clinical psychology or social work, LMHC within the Commonwealth of MA preferred;
  • 3-5 years of 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 Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Psychology - Child and Family Evaluation Service

William James College is pleased to announce two (2) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology.  The two (2) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of an annual equivalent of $42,000.  The Fellowships begin as soon as the slots are filled, and run through August 31st, 2020.  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, child welfare, juvenile justice, etc.).  The Fellowship offers supervised experience, under the direction of Jessica P. Greenwald O’Brien, Ph.D. and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced psychologist and seasoned family law attorney.  In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by William James College including Blended Learning courses dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” potentially 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 approximately 1,760 training hours, with the consideration for extension to reach 2000 if needed.

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 Jessica Greenwald O’Brien, PhD, Director of CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, William James College at HR@williamjames.edu. Application Deadline is rolling until the positions are filled.  More information is available here.

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

Juvenile Court Clinic Operations of William James College in the Boston area — Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Forensic Psychology (Juvenile Court Training).

William James College is pleased to announce two postdoctoral training opportunities in child and family forensic psychology in Juvenile Court Clinics. There is one fellowship position available in the Suffolk County Juvenile Court Clinic and one fellowship position in the Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic. The one-year Fellowship position begins in September of 2020. Juvenile Court Clinic Operations (JCCO) provides forensic evaluations and other services for court-ordered juveniles and families before the 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 Co-Director of Training Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD. Each Fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $45,000. 

To provide broad exposure to the various  ways in which children and families come before Courts, relevant law, and the complex issues found 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. 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 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 should electronically send the following materials no later than January 31, 2020: curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, a clinical writing sample (e.g., a redacted report), and three (3) current letters of recommendation. To apply for the Fellowship in Suffolk County, applicants should send materials to Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD, (ccrespihunt@jccwjc.org). To apply for the Fellowship in Norfolk County, applicants should send materials to Pooja Khialani, PsyD (pkhialani@jccwjc.org).

Inclusive Excellence Statement

William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Professional Writing Tutor

The Professional Writing Tutor for the Academic Resource Center will provide academic tutorial support to bachelors and graduate psychology students with all aspects of the writing process while mentoring them to become independent learners. In addition, the professional writing tutor will assist the ARC Coordinator with presenting workshops on writing-related topics and will work with mentoring student tutors.  The key component of this position is to offer support for students needing help with writing and editing.  Responsibilities will include one-on-one appointments with students to provide editing assistance.  This position reports directly to the Coordinator of the Academic Resource Center.

Essential Functions

  • Provide face-to-face and online editorial review and support for students who need writing assistance;
  • Create and present academic workshops for students;
  • Mentor graduate student tutors;
  • Attend training and other required meetings;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Master's in writing or research related skills and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in academic support, preferably with graduate students;
  • Peer tutoring, mentoring, or teaching experience;
  • Experience reading and writing psychological research;
  • Well versed in APA style and professional editing;
  • Experience working with English Language Learners;
  • Experience working with underprepared students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills are required;
  • Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student support such as Zoom and Office 365 Suite;
  • Ability to work independently and maintain an on-time commitment ;
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively;
  • Ability to work occasional non-standard hours (evenings and weekends);
  • Familiarity with statistics would be a plus.

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

Inclusive Excellence Statement

William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Research Data Analyst

William James College Institutional Research is seeking a Research Data Analyst (RDA) to assist in the gathering, analysis, and reporting of institutional data. This position will report to the Director for Research. The Research Data Analyst will perform routine research and data management activities and procedures.  The RDA will provide research/administrative assistance to the following subunits:

  • Institutional Research
  • Student Outcome Measurement/Assessment
  • Faculty Development
  • Institutional/Program Effectiveness
  • Data Governance/Management

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of standard data collection instruments (e.g., online surveys) and research methodologies (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, and/or mix-methods);
  • Perform a variety of routine data collection procedures (implement online surveys, assist in recruitment, obtaining informed consent, administering protocols, conducting interviews, making direct observations, abstracting secondary data from existing records, taking notes, etc.);
  • Perform a variety of routine data management procedures (e.g., coding raw data, data entry, importing/exporting data across platforms, producing basic reports, data cleaning, database maintenance);
  • Perform quantitative data analysis (basic descriptive statistics and bivariate analyses; multivariate experience, etc.);
  • Perform data visualization to effectively communicate results to various audiences;
  • Perform qualitative data analysis to organize and analyze data for thematic content;
  • Ensure data integrity and accuracy. Reconcile data discrepancies between different data sources;
  • Maintain established institutional and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs and safety standards;
  • Consistently apply the institution’s values of respect, honesty and fairness and the pursuit of excellence in improving the social and behavioral health status of people, institutions and communities;
  • Maintain collaborative team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working group’s achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment;
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops as needed
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ of research-related experience OR Master’s degree and 2 - 3 years’ of research-related experience
  • Experience working in an academic environment and/or institutional research setting desirable
  • Knowledge of research methods, principles, ethics;
  • Knowledge of outcome assessment and program evaluation Ability to perform basic data management tasks (data coding, entry, cleaning, maintenance);
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis, visualization, and reporting (quantitatively, qualitatively and graphics);
  • Experience using quantitative data analysis software helpful (e.g., SPSS, Excel); experience with qualitative software also helpful (e.g., MAXQDA, NVivo);
  • Experience using online survey platforms helpful (e.g., Qualtrics);
  • Experience using data visualization software helpful (e.g., Excel, Power BI, Tableau);
  • Advanced knowledge of a programming language is a plus (e.g., R or Python)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy in interactions, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborative working style with excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent consultative, project management, and problem-solving skills.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle Costa, Human Resources Coordinator, at HR@williamjames.edu.

William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.