Associate Professor/Full Professor & MFT Program Chair

University of La Verne
La Verne Central Campus

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Functional Title:

Associate Professor/Full Professor & MFT Program Chair

Job Description Summary:

The University of La Verne’s Psychology Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Associate Professor/Full Professor to begin with the 2023-2024 academic year as a core faculty and Program Chair of the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program.

Specific Duties:

  • Management and implementation of the academic and administrative aspects of the MFT program on a 12-month basis working closely with the department chair on most aspects of the program;
  • Providing leadership in possible new directions for the MFT program;
  • Teaching 4 courses per year in the MFT program in the areas of program need;
  • Conducting and publishing research;
  • Providing advisement and mentoring;
  • Service on committees in the department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology, or clinical psychology from a COAMFTE, CACREP, or APA Accredited program;
  • ·Completion of an accredited internship;
  • Clinical licensure or license eligibility within three years of hire as a Psychologist or Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California;
  • Demonstrated graduate teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants with AAMFT Approved Supervisor status or eligibility and willingness to obtain the credential;
  • Applicants with an active research program
  • Applicants with experience in administration and accreditation processes.


La Verne Central Campus

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their teaching philosophy and research agenda, curriculum vita, representative publications, diversity statement, evidence of teaching experience, and a list of three professional references. The diversity statement should include their interpretation of diversity, inclusion, and equity along with examples of how their educational, professional and background/philosophy affirm the core values of diversity and inclusivity.

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

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