Department of Family Science, School of Public
Health Couple and Family Therapy Program
Position Vacancy: Program Director-Couple and Family Therapy, Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track)
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.
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.
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.
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.