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Assistant Professor- Marriage and Family Therapy

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Assistant Professor – Marriage and Family Therapy
Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the Human Development and Family Science and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. UNL’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. 

Applicants are sought who have research and clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas relevant to individuals, families, and communities: trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, resilience, and health and well-being. The person hired will be expected to develop a nationally recognized program of research, disseminate findings and advance knowledge through professional scholarship, advise doctoral and master’s degree students, provide supervision and training within the marriage and family therapy program, and teach marriage and family therapy, human development, and family science classes.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies are 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.

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 tenure-leading position with an anticipated apportionment of 60% Teaching, 35% Research, and 5% Service.

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.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Earned doctorate by August 2024 start date in a human sciences discipline (e.g., family studies, marriage and family therapy, psychology, child development, sociology, social work, etc.) with a clinical degree in marriage and family therapy at the master’s or Doctoral level.
  • License eligible in the State of Nebraska as a Marriage and Family Therapist (Licensed Mental Health Practitioner). AAMFT-Approved Supervisor status or eligible for AAMFT-Approved Supervisor status. Evidence of teaching excellence. Evidence of potential for developing a robust and sustained program of research that will, in time, achieve national recognition and for bringing this program of research to scale through external funding, including through federal funding mechanisms. Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research expertise related to the impact of adverse life circumstances (e.g., trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, resilience, health, and wellbeing) on individuals, families, and/or communities.
  • Clinical training in trauma-informed treatments (e.g., EMDR, Narrative Exposure Therapy, TF-CBT, EFT, or Attachment-Based Treatments) as well as experience working with under-served and minoritized populations.
  • Experience with translational research. Experience in the distance delivery of mental health care through videoconferencing.
  • Experience working within an outcome-based educational framework and accreditation.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position, and make application, go to, requisition F_230165. Click “Apply for this Job,” complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form, and attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter that includes a statement of overall goals and vision for a research program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln AND your experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals (2 page maximum). Curriculum vitae. Contact information for three professional references. Philosophy of teaching (1 page maximum). Philosophy of therapy and supervision (1 page maximum). 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 (1 page maximum).

Please combine the statements (items 4, 5, and 6) into a single document for upload as an Other document. 

For additional questions please contact Search Committee Chair: Carrie Hanson-Bradley,, 402-472-2957.

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


Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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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