A little more than two years ago now, I left my position as an Associate Professor at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. Many people have asked me since then why I left full time academic work. The position was relatively well-paid, with good job security. I had good colleagues, many of whom are friends to this day. I had the closest thing to tenure that the university offered: A five-year rolling contract. And I was teaching and doing research, both of which I love.
I’ve gotten used to providing a diplomatic answer to that question. My wife and I were starting a family, and the time had come for me to make a change. That’s true, it’s just purposefully incomplete. Here’s the full story.
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.
It’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.