Adjunct Faculty - MFT - LA Campus

The Chicago School
Los Angeles, CA

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego campus locations have immediate openings for Adjunct Faculty members in the Marriage & Family Therapy program.

The Marriage and Family Therapy Department consists of two programs: a COAMFTE accredited M.A. in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy (offered at all three Southern California campuses – Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego), and a PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy (offered at the Los Angeles and Anaheim campuses).

Adjunct teaching assignments are not guaranteed but are assigned based on departmental need. Degree programs are offered during Fall (14 week), Spring (14 week), and Summer (7 week) semesters. Class size typically ranges from 8-15 students. Click here to learn more about the Marriage and Family Therapy program.


Throughout the semester, adjunct faculty engage in:

  • Course instruction
  • Course and syllabus preparation
  • Class curriculum planning
  • Student consultation and mentorship
  • Student evaluation
  • Communication with the Department as needed
  • Required departmental meetings and institutional trainings


  • Communicate effectively with students with diverse learning needs and styles.
  • Computer and technology proficiency.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Collaborate effectively with staff and various institutional departments.
  • Problem solve effectively and exercise sound judgment.
  • Flexibility with workflow and ability to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit discretion as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a relevant discipline.

  • License in Marriage & Family Therapy (LMFT).

  • Strong commitment to academic excellence, research, community service, and diversity.

  • Applicants interested in teaching Practicum courses must be AAMFT-Approved Supervisor eligible (AAMFT Approved Supervisor status).

The department seeks an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness, professional development and scholarship, integrity and ethics, respect for diversity and pluralism, innovation, flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. Candidates who will advance equity, diversity, and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship, and service are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $1,124-1,540 per credit and may vary per course with student enrollment. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCS has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCS offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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