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Clinical Assistant Professor/Couple and Family Therapy Clinic Director Department of Family and...

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL

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Clinical Assistant Professor/Couple and Family Therapy Clinic Director Department of Family and Consumer Sciences – College of Health and Human Science (31039) (EXTENDED)


Clinical Assistant Professor

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Family & Consumer Sciences

Position Description Summary:

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) at Northern Illinois University seeks applications for an anticipated 12-month, clinical assistant professor in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) who will serve as the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic (CFTC) Director. The CFTC is a training and research facility that supports the Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (SMFT) master’s degree program. It functions as a community mental health clinic that provides individual, couple, and family therapy services, on a sliding fee scale, to NIU students, faculty, and community members. The CFTC is also a practicum site for the SMFT graduate students. It is the only COAMFTE- accredited graduate program in marriage and family therapy at a state-supported university in Illinois.

The position is housed in the area of Human Development and Family Sciences of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The School has 15 full-time faculty members and five supportive professional staff and offers 2 undergraduate and 1 Master’s degree program ( Northern Illinois University is a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body of over 17,000, located 65 miles west of Chicago.

The Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic will be one of the core faculty members within the Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The director will administer the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic including coordination and scheduling of all graduate students in training activities, facilitation of healthy staff and student relationships, maintaining clinic supplies, revision of administrative forms and manuals, management of clinic fiscal operations, and management of repairs and maintenance of the physical facility, The director will manage the graduate internship program, facilitate marketing and visibility for the clinic in the community, and work collaboratively with the FACS Chair and SMFT program director and HFDS faculty related to clinic issues. Teaching responsibilities include internship and practicum sections during fall, spring, and summer terms.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. DMFT, or Psy.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Five years direct care experience in providing individual, couple, and family therapeutic services

Licensure as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Preferred Qualifications:

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Two years experience of clinical supervision of marriage and family therapy students or marriage and family therapists with a provisional license

College/University teaching experience

Hiring Rate/Range:

Commensurate with experience

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Application Procedures:

For full consideration, please visit apply. Preference will be given to applications received by May 31, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. The university will conduct a pre-employment background check upon hire.

Required Materials

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • List of References

Questions regarding the search can be directed to Dr. DeAnna Harris-McKoy, CFTC Director School of Family and Consumer Sciences Search Committee Chair at [email protected] or at 815-753-6348

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EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety Information:

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

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Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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