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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

About Brown:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University's benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:

Brown University's School of Professional Studies (SPS) brings a Brown education to new audiences of learners: those focused on the development of skills and a breadth of knowledge necessary for professional success and leadership. We leverage Brown's intellectual centers of excellence, rigorous teaching, and developmental approach to learning in a range of programs, including serving students outside of traditional degree programs. We partner with Brown departments, centers, institutes, and schools to develop degree and non-degree programs, and to support the recruitment, retention, and placement success of master's students, including traditional, non-traditional, and professional students.


The Mindfulness Instructor at Brown University's School of Professional Studies is responsible for teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and/or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The position may also include teaching other courses related to MBSR or MBCT teacher training but is not required. The position may also involve providing instruction for other mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) taught through the Brown University School of Professional Studies (SPS).

The candidate must be able to teach live-online as the majority of the mindfulness programming delivered by Brown University is taught online. However, the position may also offer opportunities for teaching in-person, including traveling to teach programs in a variety of off-site locations.

The position requires that the candidate maintain up-to-date knowledge of current mindfulness curricula and relevant evidence behind mindfulness practices; using this knowledge to create programmatic materials that support best practices, depth, and integrity in teaching. The candidate may also assist in the development of new and supplemental mindfulness programming, including the creation of asynchronous course materials, custom mindfulness programming, and the enhancement of existing course curricula.  

Other responsibilities may include attending meetings, assisting with info sessions, and working with the broader SPS mindfulness team to meet program goals.


  • Master's degree in psychology, education, social work, etc., or equivalent experience

  • Qualified MBSR and/or MBCT instructor; Certification is strongly preferred but not required

  • 2+ years teaching MBSR and/or MBCT or other MBPs

  • 5+ years experience with specific training and practice in mindfulness meditation, including experience with at least three (3) extended, intensive meditation training retreats; 2+ years of experience with mindful yoga

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver an array of Mindfulness-Based program curricula;

  • Highly skilled in all competencies to teach and train others in MBSR (and/or MBCT) and other mindfulness-based interventions 

  • An ongoing mindfulness meditation practice of 5+ years

  • Experience in a university setting, preferred but not required

Job Competencies


  • Effective instructor and mindfulness facilitator

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, self-motivate, and work independently

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with groups, participants, and professionals

  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English

  • Willing and able to learn and execute new technologies and online platforms

  • Facile with technological programs to teach online; familiarity and fluidity with online group dynamics

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.  

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter. This position requires work on Brown's campus in Providence, with the flexibility to work remotely multiple days per week. Brown University is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this role.

Background Check:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. 

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Job Posting Title:

Mindfulness Instructor


School of Professional Studies


Ungraded Staff

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Time Type:

Part time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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