Department Faculty - MFT San Diego Campus

Job description

Job location: San Diego, CA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-17
Req: R0005862
Job Description:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent, regionally accredited not-for profit professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

The Program:

The Marriage and Family Therapy Department consists of two programs: a M.A. in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy (offered at all three Southern California campuses – Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego), and a PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy (offered at the Los Angeles and Anaheim campuses). Both programs are endorsed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences and the Department is currently pursuing COAMFTE Programmatic Accreditation for the MA program.

Position Summary:

Faculty members for the Marriage & Family Therapy Department may be responsible for teaching, student advisement, research, professional service to the School and community, and administration over the course of the three semester academic year. While a Faculty member is fundamentally responsible for teaching in accordance with TCS's workload policy, adjustments to an individual's teaching load may be made by the Department Chair based on Department needs first and individual talents and abilities second. Department Faculty members are recommended to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for hire by the Department Chair.

Principle Duties:


  • Teach 18 credit hours over the course of three semesters

  • Hold office hours on a weekly basis

  • Remain current in field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates

  • Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with Department prospecti and requirements

  • Select textbooks and teaching aids as required

  • Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting

  • Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning

  • Co-curricular activities such as colloquia


  • Maintain an Advisee load according to Department needs

  • Spend time with Advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development

  • Mentor Advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters

  • Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress

  • Present progress of Advisees to Faculty at monthly meetings, meet with Advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results


  • Chair student dissertations according to Department needs

  • Engage in personal scholarship activities

  • Present at state, national, and international conferences in the field of Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Make results of research available for Departmental/Institutional review

Professional Service

  • Actively maintain activities that further the practice of Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community

  • Engage in community service


  • Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to assisting in the ongoing accreditation process, participating in the analysis of Student Learning Plan results, assisting in general Faculty Search and Admissions activities, contributing to general and specific Curriculum Development activities, mentoring of new Faculty members, and sponsoring student associations. Attendance at faculty meetings is an expectation.

  • In consultation with the Department Chair, serving on two campus and/or institutional committees.

Professional Behavior:

All Faculty members are required to behave in a collegial and professional manner with all members of TCSPP community. All Faculty members are required to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards of the profession of psychology. A Faculty member routinely engages in his/her responsibilities with the promotion of TCSPP mission and reputation in mind at all times.

It is essential for faculty to be active participants in an annual and formal system of Faculty evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses in the above areas and to identify professional development activities that will lead to their ongoing development as a Faculty member.

Position Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in the relevant discipline.

  • Licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California.

  • AAMFT-Approved Supervisor eligible (AAMFT Approved Supervisor status preferred).

  • Teaching experience in higher education.

  • Strong knowledge base in relational/systemic theory and practice.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an affiliate of TCS Education System. For more information about TCS Education System visit

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time