Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology and Counseling

Job Summary:

Cambridge College is seeking candidates for Adjunct Faculty for the School of Psychology and Counseling. The mission of Cambridge College is to provide academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of working adults for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied. The School of Psychology and Counseling seeks individuals with the appropriate credentials to teach students seeking licensure in Mental Health Counseling.



  • Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract
  • Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans
  • Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria
  • Use the College’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students
  • Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered
  • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress
  • Be available for student consultation through office hours or scheduled appointments or by phone or email
  • Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines established by the College
  • Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery
  • Revise and update course content as needed
  • Attend one or more orientation sessions to become familiar with the College’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system
  • Meet with the Dean or Program Chair as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development)
  • Submit an annual performance review


POSSIBLE COURSES, ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

  • Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability
  • Vocational Analysis and Job Placement
  • Vocational Assessment and Evaluation
  • Vocational and Affective Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Plan Development
  • Psychopathology
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions
  • Trauma-Specific Interventions
  • Clinical Interventions for Combat Stress and Trauma
  • Ethics and Boundaries for Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Alcohol and Drugs in Society
  • Role of the Professional in Alcohol & Drug Treatment
  • Family Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Psychopharmacology in Addictions Treatment
  • Addiction Counseling



  • Licensure requirements: Possession of a clinical license meeting the requirements for an “approved supervisor” in accordance with 262 CMR 2.00
  • Master’s Degree in the relevant area, terminal degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in an appropriate work setting
  • Prior teaching experience teaching in a graduate program, particularly to adult students



  • Current knowledge of the relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching adult learners
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students
  • Ability to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to deliver course outcomes and content through a variety of teaching/learning styles
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching
  • Respect for students and a genuine interest in their learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Good organizational skills and timeliness in responding to student inquiries
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students and colleagues



  • Communicate orally and in writing to exchange information
  • Operate computers and other relevant technology


Send CV with a cover letter, copies of teaching evaluations, and names of three references to:

Rebecca Heimel
Associate Director of Online and Strategic Initiatives