Program Director-Couple and Family Therapy, Associate/Full Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122515
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Program Director-Couple and Family Therapy, Associate/Full Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: SPHL-Family Science
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park seeks a full-time tenure track faculty member to serve as Program Director to the Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) master’s program and join a dynamic department with additional programs in family science and maternal and child health. Candidates should show evidence and ability to: (1) lead the oversight and integration of all aspects of the CFT program, (2) conduct an externally funded research program, (3) teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and (4) play a central role in developing the Department’s research and service initiatives with community partners.
Salary and Appointment Date: This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Funding is guaranteed for 9-months annually with the potential to extend salary support to 12-months with administrative, teaching and external research funds. Appointment will begin in August 2018 or on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), or close related discipline, be a clinical fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and be eligible for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in Maryland. Additionally, candidates should be an Approved Supervisor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: (1) a strong record of leadership, (2) teaching and published academic research, (3) a record of securing, or strong potential to secure, external funding to support research; and an expertise in developing collaborative research initiatives with community partners. As a program within the School of Public Health, we are particularly interested in candidates who can bridge marriage and family therapy and family health and wellness.

Additional Certifications:

Applicants must apply electronically to via the faculty section. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following: (1) cover letter clearly indicating how the candidate meets each of the qualifications listed above, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references (to be contacted only with the candidate’s approval). Contact: Dr. Leigh Leslie, Search Committee Chair ( for questions about the position, and Ms. Nacie Grigsby ( for questions about application submission.

Additional Information:

The University of Maryland is one of the nation’s top 20 research universities. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 2,500 faculty, 25,000 undergraduates, and 10,000 graduate students. The campus is located within 10 miles of Washington, DC. The Department of Family Science is housed within UMD’s accredited School of Public Health and offers a B.S. in Family Science, M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy (accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) and Ph.D. programs in Family Science and Maternal and Child Health. The Department operates the Center for Healthy Families, which houses couple and family therapy research and a clinical unit serving approximately 450 area families and couples annually. The School and Department are committed to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of citizens in Maryland and beyond through scholarship, teaching, and service.

The Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Date: 09/21/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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