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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Posted: 2023-10-20 21:05:25
Assistant Professor – Marriage and Family Therapy

Assistant Professor – Marriage and Family Therapy
Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the Human Development and Family Science and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. UNL’s Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program provides general training in marriage and family therapy, as well as training in collaborative healthcare, rural mental health, tele-mental health, and trauma-informed modalities.

The successful candidate will bring expertise that will contribute to the national and international reputation and exposure of the program, department, and the university.

Applicants are sought who have research and clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas relevant to individuals, families, and communities: trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, resilience, and health and well-being. The person hired will be expected to develop a nationally recognized program of research, disseminate findings and advance knowledge through professional scholarship, advise doctoral and master’s degree students, provide supervision and training within the marriage and family therapy program, and teach marriage and family therapy, human development, and family science classes.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships.

This is a full-time tenure-leading position with an anticipated apportionment of 60% Teaching, 35% Research, and 5% Service.

The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate by August 2024 start date in a human sciences discipline (e.g., family studies, marriage and family therapy, psychology, child development, sociology, social work, etc.) with a clinical degree in marriage and family therapy at the master’s or Doctoral level.
  • License eligible in the State of Nebraska as a Marriage and Family Therapist (Licensed Mental Health Practitioner).
  • AAMFT-Approved Supervisor status or eligible for AAMFT-Approved Supervisor status.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Evidence of potential for developing a robust and sustained program of research that will, in time, achieve national recognition and for bringing this program of research to scale through external funding, including through federal funding mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research expertise related to the impact of adverse life circumstances (e.g., trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, resilience, health, and wellbeing) on individuals, families, and/or communities.
  • Clinical training in trauma-informed treatments (e.g., EMDR, Narrative Exposure Therapy, TF-CBT, EFT, or Attachment-Based Treatments) as well as experience working with under-served and minoritized populations.
  • Experience with translational research.
  • Experience in the distance delivery of mental health care through videoconferencing.
  • Experience working within an outcome-based educational framework and accreditation.

How to Apply:
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023,  and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and make application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_230165. Click “Apply for this Job,” complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form, and attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter that includes a statement of overall goals and vision for a research program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln AND your experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals (2 page maximum).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
  4. Philosophy of teaching (1 page maximum).
  5. Philosophy of therapy and supervision (1 page maximum).
  6. A statement describing your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (1 page maximum).

Please combine the statements (items 4, 5, and 6) into a single document to upload as an Other document.

For additional questions please contact Search Committee Chair: Carrie Hanson-Bradley, chanson-bradley@unl.edu, 402-472-2957.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.