About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
About the College of Education at UMass Amherst
Founded on a social justice mission, the College of Education is committed to forward-thinking research, improving education in support of a socially just world, and an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion between faculty, staff, and students alike.
The Department of Student Development (SD) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a Lecturer position. Candidates with distinguished professional experience may be eligible for the title of Professor of Practice. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with a preferred start date of September 1, 2024.
We are seeking a colleague who is excited about collaboratively engaging in an effective training program that prepares PreK-12 school counseling practitioners, and who is dedicated to social justice work in school counseling contexts.
The position includes teaching a 3/4 load, with courses in the School Counselor Education licensure program and the undergraduate major in Community Education and Social Change, with the exact balance depending on candidate expertise and interest as well as department need. An additional course release is an option if a candidate is interested in being the licensure coordinator for the program.
- M.Ed. and Ed.S./CAGS in School Counseling.
- Clinical supervision experience and related training, ideally in a school setting.
- Experience in university teaching and/or teaching assistantship(s) in counselor education and/or experience leading and implementing professional development and training in school counseling.
- Dedication to and skills in social justice-oriented pedagogical practices that include ongoing awareness of one’s own identities and positions in the classroom, and knowledge of how to engage in dialogue with students about power and privilege in school counseling practice.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to implement a high-quality licensure program.
- Knowledge of and commitment to supporting and implementing evidence-based educational practices as well as inclusive pedagogy.
- Ph.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited institution, or exempted according to CACREP guidelines, or a related degree.
The initial appointment is for two years. Reappointments are contingent upon the availability of funding.
Applicants are required to apply through the UMass online application system, where they should submit the following materials (in pdf format):
1. A letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s alignment with the minimum and preferred qualifications
2. A curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
4. A diversity statement to be included with each candidate’s application materials. The diversity statement is intended to clarify how a candidate will support a culture of equality and fairness at all levels of the organization and may highlight prior advocacy efforts or intended contributions to the College of Education.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.