Visiting Faculty Member in Clinical Psychology at Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Part-time


Bennington College invites applications for a visiting faculty position in clinical psychology for the Spring 2023 term (February 21 to May 31). Possible areas of particular curricular interest include: trauma-informed approaches to mental health, contextual approaches to trauma psychology; trauma within the context of gender, racial/ethnic, and class inequality; social-justice oriented approach to psychology; decolonizing clinical/counseling practice; liberation psychology. The successful candidate will be responsive to student interdisciplinary needs. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who approach a variety of disciplinary lenses, such as (but certainly not limited to) using art, dance and/or music in therapy; sociology; criminology; or forensic psychology. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. or Psy.D., and previous teaching experience. Teaching expectations include two (2) four-credit courses, one each at the introductory and intermediate levels. 

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which manifests in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. Bennington’s open curricular structures facilitate innovative teaching across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and small class sizes enable student-centered and engaged learning within the classroom. 

Bennington serves a student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially diverse, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and student) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applications from women and/or candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and diverse realms of interest and experience to apply. 

Candidates should apply below by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work, and a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to an increasingly inclusive and diverse environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three references; c) a description of two (2) proposed courses for Bennington College.

Review of applications will begin October 15, and continue until the position is filled. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.