Overview

" "Department: 215510 – Psychology

Position Status: Tenure Track

Position Summary

La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is seeking an energetic, skilled, Assistant or Associate Professor to serve as Director of its Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. This position includes a full-time, 12 month administrative contract for leading the program year-round in addition to a 9-month tenure-track faculty contract. The applicant is expected to be a strong teacher and clinician who will establish a program of scholarship. The applicant is also expected to remain clinically active. The successful applicant will teach a total of 4 classes during the year (NOT per semester) which can be spread across Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Summer courses in excess of the required four courses per year will be paid as an overload. This position begins no later than August 2023.

The successful applicant must possess a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field. They must also be a licensed or license-eligible Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Pennsylvania. They must either be an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) or achieve Approved Supervisor status within 3 years. The successful applicant will also have administrative experience, strong organizational and leadership skills, and experience teaching therapists-in-training.

Information about La Salle's Marriage and Family Therapy program can be found at: https://www.lasalle.edu/counseling-family-therapy/overview-family/

We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups and/or with expertise in and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

About the Psychology Department at La Salle University

The Psychology Department at La Salle University has about 600 undergraduate and graduate students and 20 full-time faculty. The APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program in Clinical Psychology has over 115 students. The Psychology Department also has two accredited Master's level programs: a COAMFTE-accredited M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and a CACREP-accredited M.A. in Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC). The undergraduate program consists of nearly 300 majors and over 100 minors.

La Salle University is a Lasallian Catholic university committed to the principle that all knowledge is practical and empowering, filled with the capacity to transform lives. Anchored in the living tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and in association with a diverse and inclusive learning community, our mission is to educate the whole person by fostering a rigorous free search for truth. La Salle, in affirming the value of both liberal arts and professional studies, prepares students for the lifelong pursuit and exploration of wisdom, knowledge, and faith that lead to engaged and fulfilling lives marked by a commitment to the common good. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

La Salle University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the 6th largest city in the country. The city is known for its arts, culture, history, universities, parks, neighborhoods, and cuisine. Despite all of its attractions, resources and advantages, the cost of living in Philadelphia is only average for the country. La Salle University is conveniently located a short distance from other major East Coast cities. It is located 2 hours from New York City and Baltimore, and 2.5 hours from Washington, D. C. It is only 2 hours from the Pocono Mountains for skiing and other outdoor recreation. Philadelphia is just over an hour from New Jersey beaches.

Essential Duties

  • Strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight of the master's program.
  • Ensuring compliance with COAMFTE accreditation requirements and serving as COAMFTE liaison.
  • Oversight of personnel and faculty associated with the master's program.
  • Oversight of program marketing, admissions, student evaluation, curriculum, and program development.
  • Acting as liaison with University administration.
  • Coordinating shared resources with Director of CACREP-accredited Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC) Master's Program.
  • Teaching four courses per year (NOT per semester) as a core faculty member in the master's program with opportunity to teach additional courses during the Summer as an overload.
  • Establishing and maintaining a program of scholarship.
  • Remaining clinically active.

Required Qualifications

  • Must possess a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field.
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) or Approved Supervisor status within 3 years.
  • Leadership, program coordination, and/or other administrative experience, preferably of a Marriage and Family Therapy or similar program.
  • Strong record of teaching, preferably marriage and family therapists or similar in training.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity (e.g., presentations and/or publications).
  • Identification with the profession through professional memberships, scholarly activity, or professional service.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of a master's, doctoral, or post-graduate COAMFTE-accredited program.
  • Experience with oversight of a COAMFTE-accredited program and/or the initial accreditation or re-accreditation process.
  • Commitment to experientially based clinical education.
  • A record of social advocacy and/or demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice initiatives.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours

  • Evening hours will be required, since the MA Program courses run 4:30-7pm & 7:30-10pm in the Fall/Spring and 6-9:30pm in the Summer.
  • Other MA Program activities (e.g., Orientation, Diversity Forum, Honor Society Events) are also held on weekday evenings.

Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete application will include:

  • A letter of intent that describes your teaching philosophy, administrative approach, scholarly activity, and clinical interests which includes examples of efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Teaching evaluations.
  • An unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment).
  • Copies of current LMFT license and AAMFT approved supervisor certificate.
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

We welcome applicants from historically marginalized groups and/or with expertise in and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Open Date: 06/27/2022