Adjunct | Graduate Counseling and Doctoral Program (Psy.D) in Counseling and School of Psychology

River University seeks part-time, non-tenure, Adjunct Faculty Graduate Counseling and Doctoral Program (Psy.D) in Counseling and School of Psychology with an earned doctoral degree in Ph.D., Psy.D with a strong background in teaching clinical mental health counseling related courses to teach on Rivier University’s Nashua, New Hampshire campus.


The programs adhere to a practitioner-scholar model and prepare graduates to be consumers of research that informs their practice as skilled professionals delivering assessment, intervention, consultation, and preventive services to their clients and constituents.  Applicants with specialization in Neuropsychology, Life Span Testing and Assessment, Adult and Geriatric populations, research methods and analysis, writing for dissertation proposal and dissertation are encouraged to apply.  Opportunities for serving as a dissertation committee member and chair are available.

As an adjunct faculty member will provide course instruction in face-to-face and online modality through innovative teaching methods and technologies.

Candidates must possess a keen interest and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students as well as the ability to work effectively with students of all levels and abilities. Applicants must possess a demonstrable understanding of areas of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and School of Psychology at the Graduate and Doctoral levels including the development and completion of all phases of the dissertation research projects.  Candidates must have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both in the department and throughout the University community.  Deliver on-line course content in one or more areas of the core curriculum.  Provide quality instruction, direction, mentorship, and dissertation and program advisement to students within courses and throughout all phases of the dissertation process as an instructor, dissertation committee member, or chair of the dissertation committee. The successful candidate must adhere to the University’s graduate and doctoral program policies and procedures.


Candidates must possess a Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D, or related terminal degree) from an accredited college or university in an area of program need.  Candidates must possess a professional agenda of scholarship with at least three (3) years of graduate or doctoral level teaching, advising experience, and committee membership.  Graduate teaching or clinical supervision experience in counseling and/or school psychology.  Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the fields of education, psychology, leadership, research methods, or related fields in social behavioral sciences.

Applications Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including starting pay expectations, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine for applying), and the contact information of three (3) professional references to References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in the admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the stated areas above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.