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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 an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Database Administrator

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology has a full-time opening for a Database Administrator to help support our growing department. Working closely with the IT Director, some of the responsibilities will be setting up systems to integrate data flow between different departments, updating data records and designing and maintaining batch files for scheduled tasks such as import, export an update data records.

Responsibilities
Assisting with implementation of security measures to safeguard MSPP's data; Designing crystal report templates for Business Intelligence; Creating online forms with Microsoft Info Path and SharePoint to streamline work protocols; Managing and optimizing various Microsoft SQL database servers; Managing Database backups and perform disaster recovery tests; Working with various constituents to designing and creating a data warehouse for institutional data; Implementing database related projects or build enterprise databases from scratch; Develop standards and guidelines to protect data integrity and data security; Assist with the installation and testing of new products and improvements to the computer systems;

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or related field is required. Master's Degree preferred; Self-reliant; ability to communicate effectively; good time management; Minimum of two (2) years of experience 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; Microsoft Certification in SQL Server is strongly desired; Solid Understanding in RDMS especially MS SQL 2005 or 2008 or 2008 R2, and Data Warehousing; Solid understanding of database development methodologies and the use of planning tools including ERDs and Normalization; Able to complete tasks with negotiated deadline; Familiar with MS SQL Command Line Tools; Experience in implementing database related projects or build enterprise database from scratch; Ability in creating customized data mapping from one external data service to another; Ability in creating customized data connector to process data import/export from different databases; Working Experience in educational environment or corporate with experience supporting 50+ users in database administration related work is a plus; Knowledge with T-SQL and have good knowledge how to hand-code a query; Knowledge with Crystal Report and ability to create a crystal report from scratch; Knowledge with HTML, XML, ASP, VBScript or PHP for creating online forms.

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.

Associate Director of Field Education

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is seeking an individual to serve as the Associate Director of Field Education. The major focus of responsibilities will be the coordination of field training for students enrolled in the doctoral program for clinical psychology in their 1st and 2nd year of practicum, and coordinating and identifying partnerships to enhance the practicum field training.

Essential Functions

  • Pre-matriculation support for entering students, especially to facilitate and assist as students seek placements for their first clinical field experience;
  • General administration of the practicum-level clinical field education experience for the PsyD program in clinical psychology, including—but not limited to—facilitating student planning and placement, verifying/expanding site availability and determining accuracy of site-related data in site-search databases; dealing with student problems related to clinical field education, and ensuring compliance with all pertinent policies and regulations;
  • Maintaining a significant-level of student contact related to participation in field education, problem solving around student/site concerns and professional development throughout the first two training years;
  • Resolving issues as they arise in the field and working with the clinical psychology academic department head and faculty in this regard;
  • Identification, cultivation, and development of new training sites within departmental parameters, including visits to all new training sites before the training year begins;
  • Assuming both a participative and leadership role in the quality assurance work related to clinical field education;
  • Maintenance of positive working relationships with external-affiliate sites and directors of training, with regular visitation to and evaluation of practicum sites;
  • Coordinating with other field education personnel to maintain clear policies, procedures and documentation of field office functions.

In addition to the above delineated specific responsibilities, the Associate Director of Field Education will be expected to participate in institution events. This position will include occasional evening and weekend obligations.

Required qualifications
A doctoral degree in clinical psychology or counseling psychology with a strong academic record; Licensure as a Psychologist at the Health Service Provider level; Demonstrated administrative skills and superior attention to detail; Outstanding oral and written communication skill, and experience in small and large group presentation/facilitation; An established record of excellent interpersonal skills; Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel and comfort working with data bases; ability to drive or otherwise travel individually to field education site locations.

Application Procedure
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application which specifically presents the candidate's background as related to job responsibilities and qualifications, a detailed resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references with complete contact information. Materials should be directed to:

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

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.

Chair, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
Spearhead one of the fastest growing fields

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) announces its search for a Chair of their Leadership and Organizational Psychology Department (OLP). Business Insiders Magazine has listed Organizational Psychology as one the fastest growing professions in America. The National Bureau of Labor reports that the demand for organizational and leadership development practitioners will increase by 53% over the next decade. MSPP continues to pioneer the cutting edge of important curricula development to address these pressing needs.

The Leadership and Organizational Psychology Department offers the following programs for which the Chair is responsible:

  • PsyD in Leadership Psychology
  • MA in Organizational Psychology
  • MA in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration
  • Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate
  • Health Coaching Certificate

These programs are offered in on–line only or blended formats requiring leadership of faculty internationally. In addition to teaching and curriculum development of innovative programs the department chair will also provide key leadership in on-going quality assessment of the department.

The OLP Chair reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs; participates on governance committees and sits on the Academic Leadership group. The leader to fill this role must be able to demonstrate personal integrity, transparency in decision-making, possess a positive high-energy style and enthusiasm for program building. Critical to the success of this role is team building and collaborative leadership style with the ability to set strategy with strong project management skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in IO or Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, or Clinical Consulting Psychology.
  • 5 -7 years teaching in higher education.
  • Experience managing faculty and or staff.
  • Prior curriculum development experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership of a program or department in an institute of higher education.
  • Knowledge and skill in using a broad array of educational technologies including experience in internet-based teaching in either blended or entirely online modalities a must.
  • Demonstrated consistency in fair and respectful treatment of all staff, peers, and students.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to set key milestones and determine appropriate measures for tracking the success of the department.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change, inspire and engage faculty, students, and staff in strategic initiatives, and work across disciplines to achieve strategic objectives.

The candidate must present evidence of workplace success at leading a program or department in an institution of higher education, successful teaching as demonstrated in student reviews, as well as a scholarly record of publication or presentations that is (a) topically related to one or more of the departmental specialties and (b) is of sufficiently high quality to warrant a senior-level faculty appointment.

Application Process

Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and curriculum vitae (letters of interest preferred) should be sent in confidence to:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
mary-alice_howard@mspp.edu

All information will be held in strict confidence. Compensation for this position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

Full Time Core Faculty Position in the Counseling Psychology Department

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) has an opening for a full-time Core faculty position in the Counseling Psychology Department beginning in January 2015. Other positions may be available for August 2015. 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; Expressive Arts Therapy; Forensic/Correctional Counseling Psychology; Child and Adolescent assessment and treatment.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or Counselor Education and Supervision, have teaching experience, be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts 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.

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

The Vice President of Institutional Advancement will work closely with the President and be responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and administration to all aspects of the Institutional Advancement Office

Essential Functions
The Vice President will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategic and tactical plan for all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other school-related solicitations; managing all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations; participating in setting organizational strategy, goals and objectives; developing a comprehensive planned-giving program; working with Alumni Relations, Marketing and Admissions to enhance alumni stewardship; develop MSPP's public relations, develop advertising plans and define branding.

Qualifications
MS or MBA degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years professional fundraising experience; Ability to foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization; Proven experience in designing and managing development programs; Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, parents, administrators and faculty; Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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.

Full-Time Core Faculty Positions, Clinical Psychology Department

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) has openings for 3full-time Core faculty positions in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Department beginning January, 2015. 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: Health Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Objective Assessment, Lifespan, Physiological, Children and Families, and Statistics.

A successful faculty candidate with substantial experience and expertise in Forensic Psychology will also be considered for the position of the Director of the Concentration in Forensic Psychology. Similarly we seek a faculty candidate to serve as the Director of the Concentration in Health Psychology. Concentration Directors will participate in further development of the curriculum, program and field placement site development for Concentration students, increasing the national visibility of the Concentration and attracting applicants, as well as other activities in support of the Concentration.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, have teaching experience, preferably be licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts, and maintain some involvement in clinical practice or consultation. A demonstrated record of scholarly work is essential.

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
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.

Adjunct Faculty Positions in the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Program

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) has an opening for 3 Adjunct Faculty positons 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:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
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.

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:

Mary-Alice Howard
Director, Human Resources
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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Testing and Assessment at the Brenner Center

The Brenner Center is pleased to announce three (3) 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 2015. 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 three post-doctoral fellowships currently being offered are as follows:

  1. Rapid Response Psychological Testing Service: The fellow is responsible for completing psycho-educational and psychological evaluations with a quick turn-around rate;
  2. Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service for Young Children: Fellow is responsible for completing development, neuropsychological, and psychological evaluations with children ages 2-8, including assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders;
  3. General Evaluation Service: Fellow is responsible for conducting psychological evaluations on a broad range of underserved populations to address a variety of referral questions.

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 pre-doctoral internship is strongly preferred. Experience with children is also preferred. WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS UNTIL FEBRUARY 26, 2015.

Please email curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and two (2) current letters of recommendation to Kelly Casey, Executive Director of the Brenner Center, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), at kelly_casey@mspp.edu.

MSPP is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 2015. 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, under the direction of Robin Deutsch, PhD and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced psychologist 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 five MSPP Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statues, 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. Send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to:

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

Deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2015.

MSPP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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