Asst Professor of Practice - Family Science emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy

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Asst Professor of Practice - Family Science emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy


Child Youth & Family Studies UNL-1040

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Description of Work:

The Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies is seeking to hire a full-time, non-tenure track assistant professor of practice in the Human Development and Family Science and the Marriage and Family Therapy programs. The University of Nebraska’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.
The successful candidate will be required to teach up to eight courses each year for the Human Development and Family Science and/or Marriage and Family Therapy programs and act as the Marriage and Family Clinic Coordinator. The clinic coordinator duties will include weekly clinical supervision for Marriage and Family Therapy students, maintaining relationships with practicum sites, managing the day-to-day operations of the Couple and Family Clinic, engaging in grant writing and program evaluation, and other duties as designated by the department. These duties will require being on campus and will also include some evening hours.

We seek an individual who has an innate interest in teaching and clinical training who can motivate students to learn and grow. The successful candidate for this position will have a developed understanding of attachment-based therapy models, specialized training in the treatment of trauma, and knowledge of tele-mental health practices.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies is committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. Our department supports the university’s Commitment to Action including:

  • Advancing diversity and inclusion across the institution.
  • Positioning excellence and learning through diversity.
  • Promoting community, sense of belonging, and mattering.
  • Building and sustaining anti-racist infrastructure and accountability.
  • Acknowledging the impact of Covid-19 on communities who are under-resourced or racially minoritized.

We seek candidates who are particularly excited about contributing to these efforts. We encourage applications from, and nominations of, qualified individuals from underrepresented groups. 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, non-tenure position with the following anticipated apportionment: 95% teaching, 5% service.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered 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

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a human sciences discipline (e.g. marriage and family therapy, family social science, psychology, etc.).
  • Licensed in the State of Nebraska as a Licensed Independent Mental Health Provider (LIMHP) and Marriage and Family Therapist or demonstrated eligibility for these licensure designations.
  • AAMFT Clinical Membership.
  • AAMFT Approved supervisor or close to receiving AAMFT approved supervisor status.
  • Teaching experience at a university level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced training in trauma and attachment-informed modalities (EMDR, NET, ABFT, TF-CBT, EFT, etc.) as well as experience working with under served minoritized populations.
  • Clinical management experience including managing a budget, managing electronic medical record system, etc.
  • Experience in grant writing and project management.
  • Experience developing working relationships with community and organization leaders.
  • Experience working with COAMFTE accreditation.
  • Experience teaching in person and via online platforms.

How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this job.” Complete the information form and attach the following documents:

  1. Letter of application with brief narrative addressing qualifications for the position.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A clinical statement that describes your a) clinical training and experience, b) your theoretical approach to treating clinical problems and c) your approach to supervision (maximum of one (1) page, single spaced).
  4. A statement of the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (maximum of one (1) page, single spaced).
  5. A philosophy of teaching (maximum of one (1) page, single spaced).
  6. Contact information for three professional references.
  7. Official transcripts need to be emailed prior to the application review date to Carrie Hanson-Bradley at [email protected].
Please note, statements for items 3, 4 and 5 need to be combined into one document and attached as “Other Document.”

For more information please contact the Search Committee Chair, Carrie Hanson-Bradley at [email protected].

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Carrie Hanson-Bradley
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

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Planned Hire Date:

August 15, 2022


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