ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION-COUNSELING AND LEADERSHIP
TENURE TRACK-10 MONTH
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master's-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning. Anchored in the Reformed tradition and enriched throughout its history by strong evangelical and ecumenical currents, Whitworth's mission is carried out by a diverse community of dedicated Christian scholars and staff members who are called to a variety of vocations to serve and support students. Whitworth believes the best learning occurs in the context of relationship – inside and outside of the classroom – where professors and staff members alike invest in the lives of students. Whitworth is committed to modeling the highest standards of integrity and fairness and being a trusted and valued member of the community.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: COUNSELING AND LEADERSHIP
STARTING DATE: SUMMER/FALL 2023
PRIMARY OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Teach graduate Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) courses and other courses in the graduate programs as needed.
2. Serves as the Clinical Director of the MFT Program, which has responsibility for coordinating off-campus clinical placements, developing affiliation agreements, training site supervisors, conducting site visits, managing clinical evaluation processes, tracking progress towards completion of clinical training requirements, and developing remediation plans when required.
3. Supervise practicum and internship students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program, the MFT Center, and mentor graduate students.
4. Monitor academic progress of students.
5. Develop student growth plans as needed.
6. Serve on thesis/dissertation committees.
7. Serve on the Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Board, and counseling team.
8. Assist in ensuring that the MFT program complies with accreditation standards.
9. Help oversee the implementation of the MFT assessment plan.
10. Attend state/national meetings related to the MFT program as needed.
11. Assist with student recruitment for the MFT program.
12. Serves on MFT admissions committee, participate in departmental activities and governance (i.e., Attend faculty assemblies, professional development days, retreats, committees, advising.)
13. Active involvement in appropriate professional and scholarly activities including research, participation in state, regional and national professional associations.
14. Serves as the Clinical Director of the MFT Program, which has responsibility for coordinating off-campus clinical placements, developing affiliation agreements, training site supervisors, conducting site visits, managing clinical evaluation processes, tracking progress towards completion of clinical training requirements, and developing remediation plans when required.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Possibility of developing new courses that contribute to the university's innovative, interdisciplinary Shared Curriculum. Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental activities and governance, professional and research activities, attending state, regional and national professional association meetings; attending faculty assemblies, development days, and retreat, serving on committees, and advising.
REQUIRED JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Earned Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or closely related field. (ABD candidates with an anticipated graduation date before July 2023 will be considered).
• Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
• Clinical Fellow status with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and Approved Supervisor status with AAMFT (supervisor candidates will be considered).
• University level teaching experience desirable.
• A minimum of three years of experience as an MFT.
• Experience providing clinical supervision.
• Familiarity with integration of technology in education.
• A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
• Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.
• A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.
• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
• Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.
• Knowledge of, and successful experience working with university graduate programs.
• Demonstrated growth in cultural competence, awareness of societal and structural inequities and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, or religious perspectives.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, developing consensus toward common goals or policies.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or ABD in field
Term: 10 months (academic year + 1 month summer)
Hiring Range: $65,245 to $72,922
Commensurate with years of credited service. 1.75% increase to the minimum salary is granted for each year of credited service at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Term: 10 months (academic year + 1 month summer)
Hiring Range: $70,100 to $78,347
Commensurate with years of credited service. 1.75% increase to the minimum salary is granted for each year of credited service that exceeds six (6) at the rank of Associate Professor.
Whitworth University provides a robust offering of benefits and services to enhance the quality of life of its faculty and staff. Employees who are eligible for benefits may participate in health plans including medical, dental and vision; a generous retirement plan; life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Well-being services include spiritual enrichment, the employee assistance program, and free access to the University Recreation Center and the Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center. Free tuition for employees and tuition remission programs for spouses and dependents round out the offerings. More information HERE
TO APPLY: Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
• a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position and interest in teaching at a Christian liberal arts university with an increasingly diverse student body,
• curriculum vitae,
• graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial),
• your teaching philosophy,
• a short personal essay describing your personal Christian faith. This essay is intended to be a statement in your own words that will help the committee to understand your interest in joining Whitworth's community of Christian scholars. (Click here for guidance on writing the faith essay),
• three most recent student feedback surveys,
• names, addresses, email address and phone numbers of at least three academic references (one or more additional non-academic references who are able to speak to your qualifications for the position may also be included).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background check, sexual misconduct check, and confirmation of degrees earned will be required of the successful candidate
DEADLINE: Application materials will be received until the position is filled. Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
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About Whitworth University
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission to provide "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In recent years, Whitworth has enjoyed record levels of student enrollment and retention, the strongest financial position in the university's history, and increased external visibility.
Whitworth University's 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $125 million in campus improvements have been made in recent years.
In all of its endeavors, Whitworth seeks to advance its founder's mission of equipping students to "honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity."
Our Mission Statement
Whitworth University is a private, residential, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and the heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning.
In 1853, George Whitworth, a minister in the Ohio Valley, convinced 15 families to join his in a wagon train heading from St. Louis to the West. Whitworth's was the only family to complete the brutal five-month journey and reach the Puget Sound area.
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Whitworth had initially set out on the Oregon Trail to follow his calling to serve as a missionary. He would go on to found at least 15 Presbyterian churches across the Pacific Northwest. He also served as president of the University of Washington and as superintendent of schools in Thurston and King counties.
In 1883, Whitworth opened Sumner Academy in the village of Sumner, in Washington Territory, under the charge that "No effort will be spared to elevate the character of the school and to make it an institution of learning of the highest grade." On Feb 20, 1890, the school's trustees signed resolutions to increase the curriculum and stature of the academy, which would be known as Whitworth College.
The catalog from 1890 defined the vision for Whitworth College: "It is intended to give both sexes a thorough course of education...ever directing them in pursuit of that learning and culture of mind and heart that make the finished scholar....While it is denominational, it does not aim to be sectarian, opening its doors to all lovers of truth and learning."
In 1899, the college had outgrown the rural community of Sumner and moved to Tacoma. Fifteen years later, when Spokane developer Jay P. Graves offered land in his Country Homes Estates, Whitworth moved a final time. In September 1914, classes began in Spokane.
Whitworth began a new era after 117 years as a college when, in 2007, the board of trustees approved changing the school's name to Whitworth University. The change was prompted by trends in the higher-education marketplace that led the board to clarify Whitworth's standing as a four-year liberal-arts institution. Whitworth's 17th president, Bill Robinson, helmed the transition and said at the time, "As Whitworth University, we will remain as committed as ever to the liberal-arts emphasis and the warm, interpersonal culture for which Whitworth is known."
Today, under the leadership of Beck A. Taylor, Whitworth's 18th president, the university is carrying out its 10-year vision and strategic plan, Whitworth 2021: Courage at the Crossroads. The university has made great strides in deepening its commitments to academic excellence and to the integration of Christian faith and learning, equipping graduates to respond to God's call on their lives with intellectual competence, moral courage and deep compassion.