Many MFT programs (still) seeking core faculty

After several fairly light hiring years, many graduate programs in marriage and family therapy are hiring new faculty. Here are some of the openings, divided by region.

Teacher-writing-on-blackboard564It’s a happy new year indeed! Good news abounds for those looking for academic positions in marriage and family therapy; there have been a LOT available this cycle. And even now, many are still accepting applications. Here are a number of universities still looking (as of January 19, 2012) to fill faculty positions. In most cases, the positions would start in Fall of 2012.

Given the calendar, I’m only including listings here for openings that may still be accepting new applications. Several schools (my own, Alliant International University, among them) are hiring this year but have already closed to new applicants.

Know of additional openings? I’m happy to add to this list. Email me, or post on them in the comments.


In California, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology is hiring for its Westwood and Orange County campuses.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is hiring a pair of entry-level MFT faculty positions: visiting lecturer and academic intern. (Both are full-time, salary positions on one-year contracts).


Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN is hiring a professor in MFT.

Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb, IL, is hiring an assistant professor of MFT.


UConn (the University of Connecticut) is looking for a Program Director for its COAMFTE-accredited family therapy programs.

Virginia Tech is hiring an assistant professor in its MFT doctoral program (though they began reviewing applicants on December 1, so they may not be accepting new applications at this time).


Pfeiffer University is looking for an Assistant Director for its MFT program on its Raleigh/Durham campus.

East Carolina University is looking for a Chair for its Department of Child Development and Family Relations. They’re also seeking out a new faculty member for their Medical Family Therapy program.

I’m quite sure this is only a partial list, so please email me or post in the comments on other openings of which you are aware.