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Boston University Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development in Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology. Successful candidates will have a strong program of research and the ability to contribute to the teaching of core courses in our APA-Approved Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program and our Ed.M. Counseling program that includes three areas of specialization - Sport Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and/or School Counseling. We are interested in candidates whose research programs and clinical training would complement and expand our expertise, as well as strengthen and amplify our work in one or more areas related to current research streams in our department. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following: research on positive youth development, research on mental health disparities, mental health interventions in sport and exercise settings, trauma informed practices, and/or culturally responsive counseling with a focus on equity and social justice.

The Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development Department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is essential to our distinction and excellence. To that end, we are especially eager to find a colleague who supports our institutional commitment of ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where all community members can thrive. Successful candidates will demonstrate a background of engaged and collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service that reflects a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and belonging, as well as a strong commitment to decolonizing our curriculum in order to reflect the unique histories, experiences, and challenges faced by marginalized individuals.

Boston University is a highly-ranked international and national research university, committed to educating its 36,000 students from more than 130 countries to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Boston University is committed to generating new knowledge that benefits society.

We are especially interested in candidates whose research and practice interests represent an intersection with one or more of our training areas and a critical area of research. Given the needs of our students, we are interested in a licensed (preferred) or license-eligible individual and who has graduated from an APA-Approved Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology program. A successful candidate who is license-eligible, but has not currently obtained their license, will receive support in securing their license.


  • Teach graduate-level courses in our Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology program and Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology program

  • Establish a strong program of research

  • Supervise graduate students in practicum placements and independent research.

  • Be an engaged citizen in providing service to the department, college/university, and the profession.

    This position begins 07/01/2024. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate from an APA-approved Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology program and APA Accredited internship

  • Ability to establish a productive program of research, including mentorship of doctoral, master’s and undergraduate students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed or license-eligible in Massachusetts

  • Supervision experience

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, statements of research, teaching, and commitment to diversity, three publications, and list of three references on August 8, 2023, at For best consideration, please submit your materials by September 25, 2023. Individuals with inquiries about the position should contact the search chair Kimberly Howard:


Required Experience