Jobs at Prescott College

Faculty - Critical Psychologist/Community Mental Health

 

Job ID#: 17-1127i
Job Type: Faculty - Full-time
Date Posted: Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Position Fill Date: Open until filled

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Prescott College seeks applicants for a faculty position in Critical Psychology/Community Mental Health. This faculty member will envision and teach new interdisciplinary courses to undergraduate and masters students and will lead in both creating and integrating a new focus across our curriculum.  We are looking for a colleague to equip students with skills and knowledge to pursue professional careers in mental health fields; to critically analyze the social and political implications of mental healthcare histories, institutions, and practices; and to contribute to social and political change.  Our ideal candidate brings experience working both in community health settings and within movements for social and/or environmental justice and is motivated to connect students with opportunities for hands-on learning.  

 

The candidate’s teaching and research emphasis may be in one or more of a variety of disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic fields, including community mental health, social policy, critical theory, psychology, sociology, social welfare, advocacy, and/or social work.  Academic and subject areas the candidate might draw from to develop new curriculum include (but are not limited to) feminist/queer studies; critique of DSM; critical psychology; indigenous healing practices;  alternative approaches to healing; mental health care policy; culturally responsive mental healthcare and counselling skills; psychology of race;  trauma recovery; addiction recovery; specific community health issues; and the politics of the mental health system including the role of the pharmaceutical industry in mental health diagnoses and treatment. The ideal candidate must also have a strong understanding of the structural and systemic causes of mental health challenges.

 

Please follow the application instructions on the “Cluster of Faculty Positions” website.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prescott College seeks applicants for a faculty position in Critical Psychology/Community Mental Health. This faculty member will envision and teach new interdisciplinary courses to undergraduate and masters students and will lead in both creating and integrating a new focus across our curriculum.  We are looking for a colleague to equip students with skills and knowledge to pursue professional careers in mental health fields; to critically analyze the social and political implications of mental healthcare histories, institutions, and practices; and to contribute to social and political change.  Our ideal candidate brings experience working both in community health settings and within movements for social and/or environmental justice and is motivated to connect students with opportunities for hands-on learning.  

 The candidate’s teaching and research emphasis may be in one or more of a variety of disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic fields, including community mental health, social policy, critical theory, psychology, sociology, social welfare, advocacy, and/or social work.  Academic and subject areas the candidate might draw from to develop new curriculum include (but are not limited to) feminist/queer studies; critique of DSM; critical psychology; indigenous healing practices;  alternative approaches to healing; mental health care policy; culturally responsive mental healthcare and counselling skills; psychology of race;  trauma recovery; addiction recovery; specific community health issues; and the politics of the mental health system including the role of the pharmaceutical industry in mental health diagnoses and treatment. The ideal candidate must also have a strong understanding of the structural and systemic causes of mental health challenges.

 Please follow the application instructions on the “Cluster of Faculty Positions” website.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity.   We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.