Full-time Lecturer, Martial & Family Therapy (Fieldwork Coordinator)

Job no: 501499
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Full-Time Lecturer (MFT Fieldwork Coordinator)

College of Health, Human Services & Nursing

Position Description

The Department of Marital and Family Therapy at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Temporary full-time Lecturer position at the rank of Lecturer B, 12-month Lecturer (which means Summer is included), with the appointment starting Fall 2021.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

The Marital & Family Therapy Department

The Department of Marital and Family Therapy offers a 63-unit Master of Science (M.S.) degree evaluated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) required to pursue a license as a marriage and family therapist in California. The program aligns with the educational and clinical standards outlined by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The program includes family therapy theories, techniques, research in couples, marriage, family, and therapy, emphasis in diversity and social justice, and 300 client contact hours of supervised clinical traineeship in the greater Los Angeles area communities. The program adheres to a full-time cohort model to complete the program requirements within three years. Courses are offered primarily in the evening to accommodate those who work during the day.

For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/mft/

The Position

This is a teaching, training, and administrative position as a Full-Time Lecturer (12 month) position in the Marital & Family Therapy Department. This position involves teaching core MFT courses and serving as the department’s Fieldwork Coordinator. Summer teaching and summer coordination is included in responsibilities.


Locate, develop, facilitate, and maintain placement opportunities for MFT student trainees and serve as liaison between these agencies, the students, and the university. Meet with agency administration and supervisors and students to coordinate training, evaluate student performance and agency compliance, and uphold university standards, which includes visitations and evaluation of agency sites. Full-time workload is expected year round (12 months). Since Summer is also a time for most students to increase their hours in off-site traineeships, the candidate must be available to meet with students and visit agencies in the Summer as well as the Fall and Spring. Coordinate and monitor contracts with each agency providing fieldwork experience to CSUDH MFT students. This candidate will also be assigned teaching responsibilities to teach 3 courses in addition to Fieldwork. These core MFT courses included, but are not limited to:

  • Practicum: MFT Traineeship
  • Theories and Techniques of MFT
  • Lifespan Family Development and Aging
  • Assessment in Mental Health Treatment
  • Mental Health, Diagnosis, and Systemic Treatment
  • Community Mental Health
  • Sociocultural Diversity and Marginalized Communities
  • Research Methods in Marital and Family Therapy

Classes will be assigned by the Department Chair. Under the Department Chair's supervision and collaboration with the Program Coordinator, the Fieldwork Coordinator serves as the liaison between students, community agencies, and the MFT program. The Fieldwork Coordinator has direct oversight of fieldwork placements and monitors students' community agencies and the relationship between community agencies and the MFT program. The Fieldwork Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining clinical placement sites that emphasize systemic therapy and diverse populations. The Fieldwork Coordinator assists in the analysis of state licensing regulations that affect MFT traineeships and all other projects important to the development of the program. The Fieldwork Coordinator is an MFT core faculty member and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Candidate. The Fieldwork Coordinator will attend Department, Faculty, Fieldwork related meetings, and will serve as a representative with MFT consortium and community events.


Required Qualifications

  • Experience teaching and working with colleagues from diverse ages, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • A Master’s Degree in Marital & Family Therapy, or related field with knowledge and experience in
  • MFT relational/systemic therapy and supervision.
  • Current licensure in California as a Marital & Family Therapist and a minimum of two years licensed experience.
  • Previous experience in both teaching and supervising MFT level students.
  • Eligible to pursue AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Candidacy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience supervising trainees or associates in community mental health.
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Candidate
  • A doctoral degree in Marital Family Therapy or a related field.
  • Two or more years of experience teaching or supervising MFT students enrolled in an accredited MFT Program.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with accreditation standards for marital & family therapists and the Board of Behavioral Sciences

Employment Requirement – Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin July 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than July 23, 2021.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • A Statement on Service
  • Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Michael G. Laurent

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (EAC 806)

Carson, CA 90747

[email protected]

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Advertised: 22 Jun 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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