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Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, we are grounded in our founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community.
For the first time, Westfield State University is the only Massachusetts state university to be named as one of the top 50 "Best Colleges for Veterans" as reported in the latest US News & World Report 2015 "Best Colleges" edition. Westfield State continues its trend to lead the Massachusetts state university system in the annual overall rankings for Regional Universities-North, officially ranked 115, up from 123 last year. Westfield State is the only Massachusetts school public or private in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 "Best Online Education Programs" rankings. Westfield State offers six online bachelor's degree completion programs in business management, criminal justice, history, liberal studies, psychology, and sociology.
Westfield State University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. The area offers a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, yet the campus is just a half-hour from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and about two to three hours from Boston and New York City.
The Psychology department seeks applications for part-time instructors at the rank of Visiting Instructor or above for certain graduate programs (rank to be determined upon contract).
Teaches course(s) in specific discipline. Responsible for instructional preparation and assessment of student performance. Provides assistance to students by appointment. Attends scheduled evening faculty meetings bi-annually.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER and FALL 2015
Forensic Counseling: Assessment
Candidate will teach one lecture section (up to 18 students) of PSYC 637 Forensic Counseling: Assessment to matriculated graduate students at Westfield State University during the Summer II session (Tuesday and Thursday 6-9:15pm, July 29-August 7, 2015). The purpose of the course is to review and discuss research and theory on forensic assessment to identify appropriate assessments for various offender populations. Topics will include the assessment of personality, mental disorders, cognitions, attitudes, and recidivism risk. Particular emphasis will be placed on obtaining skills towards evaluating the empirical literature on best practices in forensic assessment.
Forensic Counseling: Treatment
Candidate will teach one lecture section (up to 18 students) of PSYC 638 Forensic Counseling: Treatment to matriculated graduate students at Westfield State University during the Fall 2015 semester (one evening per week TBD, September 1 – December 17, 2015). The purpose of this course is to review and discuss research and theory on best practices in forensic counseling and treatment. Students will learn about programming designed for various offender populations, such as sexual offenders, violent offenders, developmentally disabled offenders, and juvenile delinquents. Current issues and methods for treating criminogenic needs related to personality, mental disorders, and cognitions will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be placed on obtaining skills towards evaluating the empirical literature on best practices in forensic counseling.
For more information about the department visit our webpages at: http://www.westfield.ma.edu/academics/psychology-department
Individuals with an earned master’s degree in specific or related discipline will be considered.
Collegiate teaching experience preferred.
Preference will be given be given to clinicians working in the forensic field with an earned Ph.D., Psy.D., or LMHC.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ADJUNCT POSTINGS ARE FOR PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR POOLS. POSITIONS MAY OR MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE; HOWEVER, WHENEVER OPENINGS OCCUR, DEPARTMENT CHAIRS WILL TURN TO THE ADJUNCT POOLS TO FILL THE OPENINGS.
APPLICANTS TO THIS POOLS WILL NOT HEAR BACK ON THEIR STATUS UNLESS AN OPENING OCCURS AND THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR DECIDES HE/SHE WISHES TO INTERVIEW THAT CANDIDATE TO POSSIBLY FILL THE NEW OPENING.
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2) Cover letter (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement. Your cover letter should be written in a manner that addresses these qualifications.)
4) Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
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