Advanced Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Marriage and Family Therapy

Auburn University
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POSITION AVAILABILITY: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Marriage and Family Therapy position in the fully COAMFTE accredited, terminal master’s program at the advanced assistant, associate, or full rank. The position will begin August 16, 2019. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, externally funded program of research and produce scholarly publications in their area of focus. In addition, responsibilities include graduate instruction, clinical supervision, and service assignments. We welcome applicants with family- or therapy-focused interests, broadly construed. Applicants at the advanced assistant rank must show high potential for, and attempts to secure, external funding. Applicants at the associate or full rank must show evidence of an established, active, and externally funded program of research.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department includes 27 faculty members (21 full-time, tenure-track), 254 undergraduates, and 43 graduate students and offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It also administers the Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research; the Auburn University Early Learning Center; the Harris Early Learning Center in Birmingham, AL; and the Auburn University Marriage and Family Therapy Center, which also houses the MS, Marriage and Family Therapy program. This MFT program is a full-time cohort model that accepts 6 students each year. Candidates whose research program complements the mission(s) of one or more of these Centers are strongly encouraged to apply. The department also has a strong interest in hiring faculty who have demonstrated commitment to diversity through lived experience, teaching proficiencies, and/or research interests.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in MFT or HDFS at the time of employment (if the latter, the applicant must have the MS in MFT), AAMFT approved supervisor status, and MFT licensure in Alabama or eligibility for licensure. Experience teaching core MFT courses and supervising clinical graduate students is required. The candidate must be fluent in English, must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, and must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Organization Summary

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions with a multicultural student enrollment of over 30,000, including 5,800 graduate students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, and its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus. The University is home to dozens of research centers and state of the art facilities (, and is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia. Auburn is recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to beach and mountain recreational facilities. The combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Job Overview


Auburn University
College St
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please refer to
Please provide an application letter (containing research and teaching interests), a current CV, transcripts of terminal degree, and samples of no more than three recent publications. In addition, candidates must provide contact information for three professional references who may be contacted after the initial review of applicants.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on January 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.