Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director of Marriage and Family Therapy

Appalachian State University
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Serve as MFT program director
Teach a 3:3 course load on campus, with expectations for teaching MFT courses and providing clinical supervision. Summer teaching is available as is possible reassigned time for serving as program director.
Advise and mentor graduate students in the MFT program.
Engage in research and scholarly activities relevant to MFT.
Engage in service to the program, department, institution, and MFT profession.


Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related clinical field completed by August 1, 2024.
AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate.
Licensed or license-eligible as a marriage and family therapist in North Carolina.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Experience teaching or providing therapy to diverse individuals/families/groups

Areas of Interest
Previous experience in academic leadership
Experience working within an outcome-based educational framework and COAMFTE accreditation
Evidence of potential for developing a robust and sustained program of research and/or pursuing external funding in MFT related scholarship
Experience in clinical practice and supervision in Couple, and Family Therapy
University teaching experience.
Graduated from a COAMFTE accredited program.

Organization Summary

The Department of Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education (CTH) has 5 graduate degree programs: a) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited), b) Professional School Counseling (CACREP accredited), c) Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE accredited), d) Student Affairs Administration (CAS standards aligned ), and e) Higher Education, along with 3 graduate certificate programs; a) Addiction Counseling, b) College and University Teaching, and c) Expressive Arts Therapy. The CTH department includes 20 full-time faculty and 2 full time staff members along with approximately 160 graduate students recruited worldwide. The departmental website is located at and the MFT program website is .

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

151 College St
Boone, NC 28607
United States

How to Apply

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:

All applicants must provide
Cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications, areas of interest, and how your work and experience align with the CTH departmental mission.
Curriculum Vitae
List of three professional references with contact information
A teaching statement

Application Deadline
Evaluation of applications begins 11/20/2023