Position Description & Responsibilities

The Department of Psychology at Merrimack College invites applications for two (2) non-tenure-track, open-ended term, Assistant Professor of Practice, 10-month positions for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program beginning fall 2021. An earned doctorate in Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology or a closely related field is preferred.

The successful candidates should demonstrate the experience or ability to teach a composite of 3 to 4 courses within one of the following areas:

Area I: Counseling Theories, Counseling Techniques, Multicultural Counseling, Group Counseling, and/or Trauma & Crisis Intervention.

Area II: Psychological Assessment, Evaluation & Treatment of Addictions, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, Career & College Counseling, and/or Research and Evaluation.

The CMHC courses are taught in the evening after 4:00 pm. As a NTT, open ended, Assistant Professor of Practice, you will be responsible for providing formal classroom instruction in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with primary duties being effective delivery of instructional material and course management (e.g., assessments, grading, etc.), advising and mentoring of graduate students, and involvement in programmatic tasks.

A teaching load of 12-credit/contact hours per semester during the academic year in addition to advising and mentoring students and completing programmatic tasks is expected which would meet the required typically four course sections per semester. Courses taught during 6-week summer session would be counted within overall teaching load during the academic year. The candidate should have experience in clinical supervision and training and demonstrated commitment to infusing multicultural content and social justice principles in curriculum and training. It is preferred that the candidate is license eligible or holds licensure as a mental health counselor and/or a psychologist in the state of Massachusetts, in the New England region, or transferrable to the area.

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program meets the growing demand for mental health counseling in a number of different settings, including outpatient centers, hospitals, colleges, human resource departments, substance abuse treatment centers, non-profits, and government agencies. The CMHC program enables students to fulfill the education and degree requirements to apply for the designation of Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Aligned with the mission of Merrimack College, the program emphasizes the development of professionals who are committed to the delivery of quality care to culturally diverse clients and families, using strength-based approaches. The program’s structure demonstrates the commitment to social justice and community engagement. The CMHC program is an evening program wherein currently all classes are taught after 4:00 pm.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Brief (1-page) statement for each of the following: Teaching, Clinical Experience, and Diversity, Equity and Social Justice Advocacy.
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College:

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 6/14/21

Closing Date: 8/14/21

Position Code: 0436, 0866