Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor

Oklahoma State University
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The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, specifically supporting the Marriage and Family Therapy program. This nine (9) month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will contribute to the MFT program and HDFS Department through the following efforts:
• Assist in the teaching mission of the HDFS department, prioritizing the MFT program, by serving as a faculty instructor teaching three (3) courses per fall and spring semester.
• Conduct therapy and co-therapy with current students as part of student clinical training and provide clinical supervision as needed within the program.
• Serve the MFT program as the Clinic Director for the Center for Family Services (CFS), reporting to the MFT Program Director and HDFS Department Head in the management of the CFS. Specific responsibilities include: 1) Ensure that services provided are within the scope of the clinic and meet appropriate ethical, legal, and competent service standards including the management of clinical assessment and case filing systems. 2) Maintain economic viability for the services provided consistent with the policies of the MFT program and HDFS Department including the management of weekly deposits and the CFS annual budget. 3) Maintain clinic facilities upkeep and plan toward growth or development of the facilities, services provided, training of clinical staff including development and hosting of staff meetings, or staffing and resources needed for growth and development.
• Work in a team-oriented clinical environment and demonstrate a commitment to clinical training; Participate in ongoing MFT program development including MFT student advising, capstone development, MFT faculty and program meetings, MFT program retreats, offsite placement management, assisting with accreditation requirements, recruitment efforts and interviewing applicants, and serving on committees as needed.
• Fulfill other duties as assigned by the HDFS Department Head.


Required Qualifications at the rank of Visiting Instructor
• Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
• Licensed or license eligible as an Oklahoma Marital and Family Therapist
• AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor-Candidate
• Successful candidate must provide evidence of employment eligibility as required

Required Qualifications at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor
• M.S. in MFT and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, HDFS, or closely related field (ABD candidates may be considered, but should have degree conferred before start date)
• Licensed or license eligible as an Oklahoma Marital and Family Therapist
• AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor-Candidate
• Successful candidate must provide evidence of employment eligibility as required

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: 1) Substance Abuse and/or Addictions counseling, 2) Child and Adolescent Therapy; Registered Play Therapy

Organization Summary

About the Department: As an academic unit of the College of Education and Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, the Department of Human Development and Family Science has a diverse and dynamic mission with 27 faculty and 36 staff members across two campuses, Stillwater and Tulsa. The department focuses on strengthening relationships and empowering people across the life-span. We seek to better understand how to help children and adults with their relationships, to prepare students to become professionals in the field, and to equip community organizations with the best practice recommendations from research. Our faculty, staff, students, and graduates are caring, committed professionals with a passion for changing the world.

Centers: Center for Family Resilience (Tulsa), Center for Public Life (Tulsa), Center for Family Services, Cleo L. Craig Child Development Lab, Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and the newly formed Center for Immigrant Health and Education.

Academic Programs: The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees within the disciplines of human development and family science, 388 undergraduate and 98 graduate students were enrolled in Fall 2020. Our programs produce leaders for industry, academic, and public school education positions through undergraduate and graduate programs, internships, and experiential learning activities.

Research: The department's expert faculty conduct internationally- and nationally-recognized research focused on promoting the well-being, health, and healthy relationships of individuals, families, and communities across Oklahoma and the nation.

Instruction: The Department’s expert faculty provide high-quality instruction to promote student success. Our undergraduate programs offer service learning, internship and practicum opportunities. We develop competent professionals with the knowledge and resources to improve the relationships of families and communities in Oklahoma and globally.

Extension: Department state specialists provide education to OSU Extension educators in all 77 counties to improve the health, wellbeing, and financial skills of the people in Oklahoma. Additionally, department faculty and students are engaged with local communities throughout the state.

About the University: Oklahoma State University, an R1 land-grant institution (ranked 114th by NSF in Fall 2017) committed to strengthening its diversity, equity and inclusion. Enrollment at OSU-Stillwater is approximately 23,000 students; the College of Education and Human Sciences includes 7 academic units, 172 faculty, and nearly 200 full-time staff.

About the Community: The University is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which is a micropolitan community of approximately 49,000 people with high-quality amenities and a comparably low cost of living. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are within a 1-hour drive, and cities such as Fayetteville, AR, Joplin, MO, and Wichita, KS are within a comfortable 2-3-hour drive time of Stillwater. In addition to excellent healthcare, education (public and private primary and secondary schools), and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art, and theatre.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information

233 Nancy Randolph Davis
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
United States

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted online at Please search for req11754 then follow the online instructions and be prepared to submit the following items:
o Letter of interest and qualifications for the position
o Curriculum vitae
o Contact information for three (3) references
• Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent upon available funding.