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Employment Opportunities

MSPP 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.

MSPP is 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.

MSPP is committed to building a diverse work staff .We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences. MSPP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-Time Core Faculty Position(s) in the Counseling Psychology Department

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) expects one or more openings for full-time Core faculty position(s) in the Counseling Psychology Department beginning August 2013. Candidates should be able to teach in one or more of the following programs: Counseling Psychology & Couples and Family Therapy MA; Counseling Psychology & Community Mental Health MA; and Forensic & Counseling Psychology MA. Rank is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, and clinical and research supervision. Additionally, there is the expectation of committee work and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in the following areas are especially sought: Couples and Family Therapy; Community Mental Health; Forensic Psychology; Child and Adolescent assessment and treatment.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, have teaching experience, preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts (as a psychologist, LMHC and or LMFT) and maintain involvement in counseling/clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is valued.

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, and 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: Mary-Alice Howard, Director, Human Resources at Mary-Alice_Howard@mspp.edu.

Important Notice to All Candidates: MSPP is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

(Posted 3/18/14)

Executive Director, Brenner Center

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management, supervision, program development, administration and quality assurance of all services provided by the Brenner Center. In addition, this position will oversee that the mission, values and vision are aligned with the operations of the school.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for all programs, services, staff, and trainees. This includes the supervision, oversight and management of the clinical assessment, testing, and consultative services provided by the Brenner Center.
  • Provide leadership and compliance oversight in conjunction with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct as outlined by the American Psychological Association.
  • Assure compliance with accreditation and licensure standards for pre-doctoral students or interns and postdoctoral Fellows, including meeting any standards for direct service hours, supervision requirements, didactic training.
  • Generate and implement strategies to manage program growth and ensure self-funding and sustainability. Regularly review and recommend changes in the program services to meet evolving client needs. Participate with colleagues at MSPP to integrate and coordinate Brenner Center activities with academic training (especially training in psychological testing and assessment) and field placement activities.
  • Support the expansion and enhancement of the Brenner Center at both MSPP and within the greater Massachusetts and New England Regional clinical community.
  • Establish and participate in processes to interview, select, clinically supervise, and train advanced assessment students, pre-doctoral interns, postdoctoral Fellows, and selected others who come to the Center for specialized training in psychological assessment, testing, and consultation. Manage and oversee the pre-doctoral internship program
  • Build new working relationships, identify new potential referral sources, and develop new assessment services while maintaining existing relationships with public schools, private schools, social services agencies, primary care physicians, pediatricians, residential programs, mental health providers, and others to maintain a consistent and cost-effective mix of psychological testing and assessment cases
  • Maintain current knowledge of all relevant ethical standards and the most current assessment literature. Ensure that Brenner Center services are culturally-sensitive, evidence-based, and consistent with best practices.

Qualifications

  • Doctoral level psychologist (Psy.D., Ph.D., Ed.D.) who currently holds a psychology licensee in Massachusetts or who could promptly secure this license.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in psychological testing and assessment preferably with tests and tools taught in psychological assessment classes at MSPP, as well as those in common use by psychologists and/or tests or tools for specialized assessments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical supervision broadly, to include training and supervision of psychological testing and assessment.
  • Experience in development and/or management of programs offering clinical services, with preferred candidates having experience in administration of programs that also provide clinical training in psychological testing/assessment.
  • Authorship of professional practice or research publications; presentations at professional conferences or workshops; development of psychological assessment tools or strategies; development of training program content or curricula; or other traditional or non-traditional indicators of scholarship, professional knowledge development, and/or professional knowledge dissemination

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter in confidence to:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu

(Posted 3/18/14)

Full-Time Core Faculty Position in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Program

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) has an opening for one (1) full-time Core faculty position in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology program beginning August 2014.

Responsibilities: Core faculty members are involved in teaching, advising, outreach, committee responsibilities, doctoral project oversight and scholarly productivity. Applicants with expertise in some of the following areas are especially sought: Leadership Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Adaptive Leadership, For-profit and non-profit management; Talent Management.

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must possess a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in an allied field and have both academic and practical experience. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is valued. Candidates should have 2-5 years of teaching experience and familiarity teaching in online learning environments.

Location: The position is based in Newton, Massachusetts campus. All candidates need to be available for on-site committee and staff meetings on a weekly basis.

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, and (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. Ellen Collins, Human Resources Manager at ellen_collins@mspp.edu.

Important Notice to All Candidates: MSPP is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

(Posted 3/6/14)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Testing and Assessment at the Brenner Center

The Brenner Center is pleased to announce two (2) one-year postdoctoral training opportunities in testing and assessment. The Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000. The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2014. The Fellowships offer supervised experience and training in testing and assessment work. In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by MSPP.

The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position. 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 1,600 training hours Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology and an APA-accredited predoctoral internship is strongly preferred. Experience with children is also preferred. WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED.

Please email curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and two (2) current letters of recommendation to Christina Harms, Director of Administration of the Brenner Center, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), at Christina_harms@mspp.edu.

MSPP is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 2/25/14)

Part-Time Consultant, Applied Behavior Analysis

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is seeking a consultant to build a new graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The candidate should be both a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a licensed mental health professional. They should also have a credential of Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Psychologist or Licensed School Psychologist.

The ideal candidate will have experience as both a clinician and an educator and will have experience in curriculum development.

This 2 day a week position is available immediately. This position may develop into a teaching or leadership role once the new program is in place.

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter in confidence to:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459 M
mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu

MSPP is committed to building a diverse work staff .We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences. MSPP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 2/12/14)

Associate VP, Office of the Registrar

This position provides vision and leadership in all areas of the Registrar's Office and Enrollment Management while responsible for the integrity of the academic records at MSPP and all associated processes. In this newly created position, the candidate will be a leader who can motivate, develop and implement strategies in the areas of student services.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct supervision, motivation, training and support to the office of the Registrar, Admissions and Enrollment.
  2. Develop a coordinated strategic plan to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse student body that is consistent with the Schools vision and mission.
  3. Monitor all academic records, including special areas such as FERPA
  4. Lead all audit processes (internal and external)
  5. Responsible for overseeing the academic calendar, scheduling and working with Academic Deans to establish responsive, creative and flexible course schedules.
  6. Manage the blended and traditional classes in terms of scheduling and information on registration, orientation and withdrawal procedures.
  7. Lead the development of a one-stop shop vision for all of the student academic services.
  8. Serve as an innovative leader on the Admissions process.

Qualifications

Master's Degree preferred. Minimum of ten years of middle to senior level administrative experience, with demonstrated ability to build a successful Registrar's office. Thorough knowledge of enrollment management and a demonstrated record of providing leadership and results in achieving enrollment goals. Knowledge of technological advancements in student information systems. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff; and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Please send cover letter and CV to:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA, 02459
mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu

Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled.

(Posted 2/10/14)

School Psychology Department Faculty

MSPP is seeking an early career faculty member for its dynamic and innovative School Psychology Program. MSPP offers both specialist and doctoral (PsyD) level degree programs. The curriculum incorporates rigorous academic instruction with supervised field training in a variety of settings. The MSPP mission features core values of experiential education, social responsibility, and personal growth. The School Psychology Program emphasizes prevention, mental health and system-level impact.

Candidates will hold a doctoral degree and have a primary professional affiliation with the field of school psychology. The ideal candidate is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with relevant field experience, demonstrated skill in higher education teaching, and substantial scholarship competencies and interests. There is flexibility around teaching assignments, which may include consultation; behavioral intervention, instructional assessment, social-emotional assessment; diversity and cross-cultural psychology; educating children with special needs; and/or research methods.

We strongly encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. MSPP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Please send cover letter and CV to:

Bob Lichtenstein, PhD
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA, 02459

Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled.

(Posted 2/3/14)

Chair, Clinical Psychology Department

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) seeks a Chair to direct its APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program. A vibrant, growing institution, MSPP offers graduate degrees in four disciplines: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Organizational and Leadership Psychology, and School Psychology. The curriculum incorporates rigorous academic instruction with supervised field training in a variety of settings. In response to evolving and diverse mental health needs, the school emphasizes culturally competent training.

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Chair will bear principal responsibility for the oldest and largest department, Clinical Psychology. While leading and supporting faculty in best practices in pedagogies, efforts will also focus on student outcomes and APA accreditation compliance. Other duties include having responsibility for faculty recruitment; professional development; contracting and some teaching responsibilities.

The Chair will hold a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and be eligible to be licensed as a clinical psychologist in Massachusetts. The candidate must possess a record of teaching, scholarship, and academic leadership. The new Clinical Chair will be an inclusionary leader, a strong fiscal manager, a proponent of scholarship, an experienced clinician, an accomplished teacher, and an effective communicator.

Please forward nominations and expressions of interest, in confidence to Archer-Martin Associates at: MSPPClin@archermartinassociates.com. For further information, please contact Binth Rustad and Leslie Forbes at 508-325-6161.

We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus. MSPP is an EEO/ADA employer.

(Posted 1/8/14)

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Child and Family Forensic Psychology

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) is pleased to announce four (4) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology. The four (4) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000. The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2014. The Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the MSPP Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law. 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, abuse, access, etc.). The Fellowship offers supervised experience and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced supervisor/evaluator and a retired judge. In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by MSPP.

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 2,000 training hours. Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high- conflict parents and other intervention services. Fellows will attend two MSPP classes each semester that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional "best practices" in this area of expertise leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child training is required. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to:

Christina Harms, Director
CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
christina_harms@mspp.edu

More information is available at www.mspp.edu/community/children-families-law.

MSPP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Posted 11/26/13)

Database and Reports Designer/Administrator

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is looking for an experienced Database Administrator (DA) for our IT Department to support our ever growing database and reporting needs. The DA will work closely under the IT Director’s supervision in multiple database related tasks such as setting up systems for integrating data flow between different departments, designing and maintaining batch files for scheduled, automated database tasks such as importing, exporting, inserting and updating data records. Designing crystal report templates for Business Intelligence, and creating online forms with Microsoft InfoPath and SharePoint to streamline work protocols.

The DA is required to work in a challenging, fast paced, growing environment - where multi-tasking, clear communication, priority managing, and the ability to meet deadlines are required skills. The DA needs to be detail oriented, patient, and dedicated and work with the utmost vigilance to insure data integrity.

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Systems or related field required. MS preferred. Microsoft Certification in SQL Server is strongly desired.

Qualifications:

  • Self-Reliant and good project and time management skills to complete tasks within negotiated deadlines.
  • Solid Understanding in RDMS especially MS SQL 2005/2008/2008 R2, and Data Warehousing
  • Solid understanding of database development methodologies and the use of planning tools including ERDs and Normalization.
  • Have at least 4 years of experiences in Microsoft SQL Server farms, creating queries and views, automatic tasks, database optimization, backup, upgrade, relocate, restore, database disaster recovery, documentation and database permission/security management.
  • Familiar with MS SQL Command Line Tools
  • Experience in implementing database related projects or building enterprise database from scratch.
  • Ability to create customized data mapping from one external data service to another.
  • Ability to create customized data connector to process data import/export from different databases.
  • Knowledge with Campus Café by Scan Business Systems is a big plus
  • Working Experience in educational or corporate environment with experience supporting 50+ users is a plus
  • Knowledge of T-SQL and good working knowledge on how to hand-code a query
  • Knowledge with Crystal Reports and ability to create a crystal report from scratch.
  • Knowledge with HTML, XML, ASP, VBScript or PHP for creating online forms.
  • MCP and database related certificate is a major plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, knowledge with SharePoint 2007/2010 and InfoPath is a plus.

Work Conditions:

  • 35 hour work week, M-F
  • Must have reliable transportation as some traveling to off campus locations may be required.
  • Flexiblity on weekend work hours is needed as some overtime may be needed with advanced notice.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
  • This is a full time exempted position

Benefits:
Full benefits package including Health/Dental insurance, Long Term/Short Term/Life Insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sponsored 403B plan, and paid career and skill training.

Ellen Collins
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Ave
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-327-6777

(Posted 6/19/12)

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