Lesley University — Assistant Professor of Psychology

About Lesley University:
Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts who shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world. Lesley is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can learn and thrive.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Please note that all Core faculty at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU).

Information on the Department:
Psychology and Applied Therapies is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary division within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  We have over 450 undergraduate students in 5 majors (3 BS, 2 BA) in the areas of Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapy, Counseling, Holistic Psychology and Psychology as well as 4 minors in Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapy and Cognitive Neuroscience.  We have two programs for adult learners: a community college cohort program and an online program – both in psychology.  In our curriculum, we emphasize applied experiential learning and holistic perspectives on mental health as well as more traditional clinically oriented academic coursework and quantitatively oriented research understanding.  We have a strong clinical faculty, a developing research program and collaborations with the College of Art and Design, with the Center for the Adult Learner, with the Graduate School of Social Sciences and with local community colleges.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about and oriented toward adult learning with an ability to teach students across the Division’s majors, and must be able to demonstrate competency in teaching holistic or multicultural perspectives to undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three to four courses per semester (seven courses per academic year) including some off-campus and online classes.  Classes may include Foundations & Systems in the Helping Professions, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology Internship and Seminar, Mindfulness and Mental Health, Introduction to Counseling along with Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Elements of Statistics in Psychology.  In addition to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, the faculty member in this position would advise undergraduates as well as participate in recruitment and student support activities.  In collaboration with program colleagues, there is the opportunity to develop the Division’s offerings in psychology and counseling.  Faculty also participate in curriculum development and assessment in a multidisciplinary Division, engage in academic scholarship, and serve on appropriate college and university committees.


  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D.) or ABD in psychology (or a closely related field) OR will have a doctorate by June 30, 2017.
  • Flexibility in course delivery models (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online, accelerated) and student populations (e.g., traditional, adult learners).
  • Experience as a clinical or counseling practitioner.
  • Record of successfully teaching psychology to undergraduate students–e.g., teaching assistantships, adjunct faculty, instructors, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about holistic or multicultural perspectives and able to competently integrate them in your teaching.
  • A strong record of engagement in research and academic scholarship.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Additional Information:

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.