Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Social Sciences Program in the School of Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences at Lasell University is seeking a Full-Time Assistant Professor in the area of Clinical, Counseling, or Community Psychology (appointment at a more senior level may be considered, commensurate with experience) for a September, 2024 start date. Our program offers a major in Psychology with a focus on combining professional skill development with a strong grounding in the liberal arts and a commitment to infusing diversity, social justice, and inclusion in the curriculum.


Teaching responsibilities will include courses in introduction to human services, counseling skills, and internship supervision seminars as well as courses in candidate's areas of particular interest/expertise. Supervision of undergraduate clinical internships and engaging with undergraduates in community partnerships are critical components of this position. Candidates with an existing network of community partnerships, or those willing to build a network, are encouraged to apply. Student academic advising, involvement in the wider university community (including committee work), and individual scholarly productivity are additional aspects of this position. We are specifically looking for faculty who appreciate the value diverse students bring to a campus community and are eager to help foster an inclusive and equitable campus environment.Faculty mentors who represent the increasing diversity of our student body are particularly encouraged to apply.

Faculty in all disciplines at Lasell may have the opportunity to teach in our Core Curriculum and our Honors Program, which could include teaching First Year Seminar, a Knowledge Perspective course in one of four areas, a sophomore multidisciplinary course, or a section of the junior Ethics Experience. See http://www.lasell.edu/academics/academic-catalog/undergraduate-catalog/corecurriculum.html

Interest in aging/lifelong learning and intergenerational exchange is also welcome, as Lasell is a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Initiative.


  • Doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling, or Community Psychology or a related field is required although candidates who are ABD will be considered.
    Prior teaching experience at the college/university level is required.
  • Expertise in counseling, case management and/or internship supervision;
    teaching experience in these areas is preferred.
    Knowledge of culturally-responsive teaching practices and experience working with a diverse student body is preferred.
  • Experience in a student-centered teaching environment, as well as a passion for innovative, project-focused initiatives that utilize active, experiential pedagogy
    and a willingness to incorporate the University's Connected Learning Philosophy into their courses.
  • Candidates with knowledge/experience in a subspecialty, including but not
    limited to human development, experimental design, social psychology, health psychology, industrial/organizational, or forensic psychology are encouraged to apply.

As an institution, Lasell is committed to creating an intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment. We are dedicated to enhancing our employees' intercultural competence and sensitivity in fulfilling their roles and interacting with students and employees who are broadly diverse with regard to various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, and religion. Candidates who share this commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus are encouraged to apply.

Lasell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403B with a matching contribution after two years of service, tuition benefits and more.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a philosophy of teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.

Review of candidates' submitted materials begin immediately; applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.

To apply, visit https://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/employment/faculty-positions/assistant-professor-of-psychology.html

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