The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling (HPC) at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position within the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2017. The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is fully accredited by COAMFTE and IACSTE. The program is a full-time cohort model that accepts approximately 15 students each year and focuses on experiential learning, self-of-the-therapist training, and social justice. Qualifications for this position require: A doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field preferably completed by August 2017, AAMFT approved supervisor status or supervisor candidate status, and MFT licensure in North Carolina or eligibility for licensure. With social justice and inclusion as core values in the department, we seek a colleague with experience, interest, and expertise in these areas. Experience teaching core MFT courses and other counselor education courses, and conducting MFT related research is preferred. Responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses, student advisement, an active program of scholarship, and participation in administrative and service activities. The successful candidate would be interested in taking a leadership role in our systemic multicultural counseling certificate program and in assisting with developing international learning opportunities.
HPC offers MA programs in professional school counseling, marriage and family therapy, clinical mental health counseling and college student development, in addition to graduate certificate programs in expressive arts therapy, addictions counseling and systemic multicultural counseling. HPC has 16 fulltime faculty members and 175 graduate students.
Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about HPC, the university, and surrounding area is located at:
Applicants must send a complete application consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. In the letter, applicants should summarize their interest and qualifications for the position including: examples of involvement with inclusion and social justice, teaching experience, clinical and supervision experience, and research agenda. Please send electronic application materials to Dr. Lee Baruth, email address: email@example.com. In the subject line of your email put “MFT Search”. The initial review of complete applications will begin February 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Lee Baruth. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.