• Faculty - Health Psychology

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
    Faculty 9/10 Mo
  • Overview

    The Faculty of Health Psychology is a 9-month, full-time faculty position with responsibility for instruction in Health Psychology courses including electives in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, service to the School of Arts and Sciences and the University, and scholarship commensurate with rank.


    • Serve as instructor for undergraduate behavioral science courses including Health Psychology and Research Methods, and other courses that support the Health Psychology program and general education core curriculum (courses with content related to the delivery of patient-centered care preferred)
    • Provide formal and informal mentoring of health psychology majors and minors, including teaching courses within the Health Psychology career seminar series, as needed
    • Fulfill service assignments related to the School of Arts and Sciences, MCPHS University, and the Health Psychology major and minor programs, including ongoing program development and assessment
    • Maintain program of scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the Faculty Manual
    • Participation in Open House or other University-wide student recruitment events, as needed
    • Other service activities as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean of Arts and Sciences
    • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Dean.



    • Doctorate degree (PhD, PsyD, EdD) in psychology (must be completed by September 2019) with a background in health psychology;
    • College teaching experience in relevant courses and evidence of teaching excellence;
    • Record of scholarly activities commensurate with appointment at the assistant professor level and evidence of potential for continuing professional development; and
    • Experience with student advising and degree programs preferred.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills,
    • Ability to work effectively with a culturally and academically diverse student population,
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues,
    • Commitment to undergraduate education and student success, and
    • Ability to mentor and advise undergraduates with diverse career interests.

    Rank is commensurate with education and experience.


    MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical & dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.


    Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.

    About Us

    MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public.  In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


    Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.




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