Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director of Marriage and Family Therapy

Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Department: Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education – 260100

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related clinical field completed by August 1, 2024.
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate.
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a marriage and family therapist in North Carolina.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Experience teaching or providing therapy to diverse individuals/families/groups

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

  • Previous experience in academic leadership
  • Experience working within an outcome-based educational framework and COAMFTE accreditation
  • Evidence of potential for developing a robust and sustained program of research and/or pursuing external funding in MFT related scholarship
  • Experience in clinical practice and supervision in Couple, and Family Therapy
  • University teaching experience.
  • Graduated from a COAMFTE accredited program.

License/Certification Required

  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate.
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a marriage and family therapist in North Carolina.

Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education (CTH) has 5 graduate degree programs: a) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited), b) Professional School Counseling (CACREP accredited), c) Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE accredited), d) Student Affairs Administration (CAS standards aligned ), and e) Higher Education, along with 3 graduate certificate programs; a) Addiction Counseling, b) College and University Teaching, and c) Expressive Arts Therapy. The CTH department includes 20 full-time faculty and 2 full time staff members along with approximately 160 graduate students recruited worldwide. The departmental website is located at https://cth.appstate.edu/ and the MFT program website is https://mft.appstate.edu/ .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as MFT program director
  • Teach a 3:3 course load on campus, with expectations for teaching MFT courses and providing clinical supervision. Summer teaching is available as is possible reassigned time for serving as program director.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students in the MFT program.
  • Engage in research and scholarly activities relevant to MFT.
  • Engage in service to the program, department, institution, and MFT profession.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Evaluation of Applications Begins: 11/20/2023

To apply, visit https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/43050

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