Rivier University seeks a dynamic leader who will inspire the next stage of excellence to serve as director of one its most mission-centric programs, the Combined Psy.D. Program in Counseling and School Psychology.
Rivier has a strong commitment to behavioral health and substance use disorder issues through its newly created Center for Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce Development. Dedicated to its mission of "transforming hearts and minds to serve the world," Rivier University is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgement, and respect for all people.
Located in Nashua, NH, just 45 minutes from Boston, Rivier has a rich history of supporting the academic and personal success of its students, both in broad-based learning in the liberal arts and in programs of professional practice, including business, education, nursing, counseling, and psychology. Having gained University status in 2012, Rivier now has over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs, including three doctoral programs, in education (Ed.D.), nursing (DNP), and counseling and school psychology (Psy.D).
The Director is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position in which rank and compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
The program adheres to a practitioner-scholar model and prepares graduates to be consumers of research that informs their practice as skilled professional delivering assessment, intervention, consultation, and preventive services to their clients and constituents.
- Oversee all preparations for full APA accreditation in the next three years.
- Ensure appropriate data collection and assessment within the doctoral program.
- Provide leadership and foster collegiality among an experienced and talented faculty.
- Expand student engagement opportunities and develop best practices as a foundation for the practitioner-scholar model of doctoral preparation.
- Expand the already robust field training sites and clinical placements for graduate and doctoral students.
- Work with senior leadership to recruit, retain, and provide services for a diverse group of doctoral students.
- Assume advisement and mentoring responsibilities for doctoral and graduate students in counseling and school psychology; distribute faculty responsibilities and serve on doctoral research committees.
- Maintain professional and licensure requirements commensurate with teaching doctoral courses, supervising practica and internships; conduct internship seminars.