Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Couple and Family Therapy Program

University of Rhode Island
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Rhode Island

The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDF) in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a full-time (9-month) academic year tenure-track position in the Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) Program, beginning fall, 2021. For more information about the HDF Department and the College, please visit and The University of Rhode Island is a tier-three research institution that has an array of resources and opportunities for new faculty, including the URI CFT Clinic, Child Development Centers, and the Academic Health Collaborative.

The CFT Program (see, trains graduate students to employ foundational clinical practices in multiple contexts, including at the URI Couple and Family Therapy Clinic, which serves 150 clients per year, and established community social service, school-based and healthcare settings. Our program spans four decades and is the only COAMFTE accredited program in Rhode Island.

We seek a scholar and clinician who is committed to the University of Rhode Island’s mission as a learner-centered research university where diversity, fairness, and respect are valued. The candidate is expected to conduct an active, focused program of scholarship yielding published peer-reviewed research, obtain external funding to support research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses and practica in couple and family therapy and other areas of human development and family science as needed, mentor master’s and undergraduate students, and actively participate in department, college, and professional service activities.

Individuals under-represented in the couple and family therapy discipline, across race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected designation are encouraged to apply.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00221).

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:
(1) Cover Letter, (2) CV, and (3) Other Document – the names and contact information of three professional references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 22, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 19, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 19, 2021) may not be given full consideration.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Organization Summary

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university.
Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island’s heritage of independent thought, we value:
• Creativity and Scholarship
• Diversity, Fairness, and Respect
• Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement
• Intellectual and Ethical Leadership

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Full time

80 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
United States

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