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Assistant Professor of Practice with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

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Assistant Professor of Practice with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF) is seeking to hire an assistant professor of practice in the Human Development and Family Science and the Marriage and Family Therapy programs. While this is a non-tenure track position, professors of practice are eligible for promotion to associate and full professors of practice.
  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.   We seek a candidate that has the ability to teach for the Human Development and Family Science and/or Marriage and Family Therapy programs and can act as the Marriage and Family Clinic Coordinator. The clinic coordinator duties will include conducting 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, helping with grant writing and program evaluation, and other duties as designated by the department. The successful candidate will have an innate interest in teaching and clinical training and will motivate students to learn and grow. The successful candidate for this position will be committed to advancing the mission of the MFT program, department, and university. Recent Ph.D. graduates are encouraged to apply.   Recognizing that diversity 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 diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission. 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, a sense of belonging, and mattering.
  • Building and sustaining anti-racist infrastructure and accountability.
  • Acknowledging the impact of Covid-19 on communities that are under-resourced or racially minoritized.

We seek candidates who are particularly excited about contributing to these efforts. 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. The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem-solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.   This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with the following anticipated apportionment: 95% teaching and 5% service. The clinic coordinator duties fall under the teaching apportionment.
Minimum Qualifications

  1. Earned a doctorate in a human sciences discipline (e.g., marriage and family therapy, family social science, psychology, etc.) by August 2023.
  2. Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Nebraska as a Marriage and Family Therapist as well as licensed or license-eligible as a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (an umbrella license required for all MFTs in the State of Nebraska).
  3. AAMFT Clinical Membership.
  4. AAMFT-approved supervisor or working towards AAMFT-approved supervisor status.
  5. Teaching experience, or a desire to teach, at a university level.
  6. Ability to be on campus and available to students in the Couple and Family Clinic during regular office hours and some evenings.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Advanced training in trauma and attachment-informed modalities (EMDR, NET, ABFT, TF-CBT, EFT, etc.) as well as experience working with underserved minoritized populations.
  2. Clinical management experience, including managing a budget, managing an electronic medical record system, etc.
  3. Experience helping with grant writing and/or project management.
  4. Experience developing working relationships with community and organization leaders.
  5. Experience working with COAMFTE accreditation.
  6. Experience teaching in person and via online platforms.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

How to Apply
To view details of the position and make an application, go to, requisition F_230057. Click “Apply for this Job,” complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form, and attach the following documents: 1) Letter of application with a brief narrative addressing qualifications for the position; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Contact information for three professional references; 4) A teaching statement that includes a description of teaching philosophy, relevant experience, and topics of interest (one single-spaced page maximum); 5) A clinical statement that describes your clinical training and experience, your theoretical approach to treating clinical problems and your approach to supervision (one single-spaced page maximum); and 6) Provide a statement describing your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (one single-spaced page maximum).   The statements (items 4, 5, and 6) will need to be combined into one document for upload.

Those who are invited for an on-campus interview will be required to submit unofficial transcripts of all graduate work. Instructions for doing so will be shared at that time.
  For more information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Carrie Hanson-Bradley, at

The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem-solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.

At the University of Nebraska, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that every individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and acceptance. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions be respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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


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For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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