Assistant or Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

Regis University
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Regis University

The Division of Counseling and Family Therapy in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions at Regis University invites applications for a ranked faculty position in the COAMFTE accredited master's in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program beginning August 1, 2022, with an option to start as early as May 1, 2022. Regis University is a nationally recognized Jesuit Catholic university located in Denver, Colorado, whose purpose is to prepare leaders in service of others. We emphasize excellent teaching, values-based education, service learning, and scholarship.

The mission of the MFT program is to prepare competent professionals who practice socially just systemic therapy, consultation, and advocacy with diverse clients. The MFT program goals are to graduate students who: 1) demonstrate relational ethics; 2) address the ethical and legal components of clinical work; 3) grasp systemic theory and intentionally intervene with clients according to systemic theories and models; and 4) grasp the function of advocacy in their role as MFTs and intentionally engage in advocacy efforts. The Division of Counseling and Family Therapy has two accredited master's degree programs: a COAMFTE accredited MFT program and a CACREP accredited master's in Counseling (MAC) program. Faculty offices, classes, and the Regis Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (RCFT) are located at the Thornton campus. Classes are also offered at the Northwest Denver Campus and the Denver Tech Center.

Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university's culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please see Instructions to Applicants in the section below. Current employees, please submit an application and requested documents by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach graduate courses in the master's in Marriage and Family Therapy program. Infuse multicultural and social justice content into all courses.

Participate in the continued development, implementation, evaluation, and accreditation of the marriage and family therapy program and work collaboratively with the master's in counseling program toward program development and accreditation efforts.

Provide leadership in building greater cultural competency in the curriculum, clinical experiences, and supervision.

Engage actively with other faculty to create and implement program evaluation processes.

Engage in scholarly activities, such as presenting, publishing, and/or grant writing in areas related to the field of marriage and family therapy. Examples include scholarly activities related to training competent practitioners, effective educational and admissions practices, cultural competency in training and service provision, clinical training, and therapy process and outcome.

Provide leadership for developing and sustaining partnerships with community agencies in diverse settings.

Provide academic advising to MFT students.

Attend faculty meetings and serve on Division, College, and University committees.

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Opportunity for teaching overload is available.

Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Regis University strongly supports diversity. We encourage applications from persons with racial and ethnic minority identities, LGBTQ identities, disabilities, and all veterans. Regis University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications

• A doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or closely related field
• Experience providing mental health services for couples, families, individuals, and diverse client populations
• Hold an active Marriage and Family Therapy license in the state of Colorado or obtain a Colorado MFT license within the first year of employment

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated success or potential success for graduate level teaching.

Demonstrated success or potential for productivity in research, grant writing, and/or scholarship with a preference for those who are exploring issues of practice related to couples and family therapy with attention to cultural diversity.

Commitment to the professional field of marriage and family therapy, as evidenced by education, teaching, practice, research, and professional affiliations, such as with the AAMFT or other similar professional organizations.

Educators who are licensed or eligible to become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Colorado.

Experience with diverse communities.

Clear evidence that race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other diversity issues are addressed in syllabi, teaching, supervision, and research.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with graduate students in instruction, supervision, mentoring and research related activities.

Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. AAMFT Approved Supervisor or willing to become an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

Organization Summary

Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.

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Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Pay Rate: Up to $87,055/year commensurate with qualifications

500 E 84th Ave Suite B-12
Thornton, CO 80229
United States

How to Apply

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Instructions to applicants

Please prepare the following materials for submission. All applications must be submitted through the University's online job application site:

1. A letter of application including the candidate's interests, experiences and qualifications related to the responsibilities of the position.
2. A current curriculum vitae.
3. If selected for an in person interview, the candidate will write an essay about how the candidate's teaching philosophy, scholarship interests, and service fit with the Regis University mission.
4. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references.
5. If selected for an interview, three confidential letters of recommendation will be required to be submitted prior to the interview date.
6. Selected portfolio materials, such as course syllabi, teaching evaluations, copies of published articles, partnership activities with diverse communities.

Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Address inquiries regarding the faculty position to the search committee chair: Dr. Jennifer Cates, mailto:[email protected]

Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, List of References, and Letters of Recommendation required. If selected for an on campus interview, an essay regarding the Regis Mission will be required.

Optional Documents

Class or Student Evaluations, Course Materials, Evidence of Service, Evidence of teaching effectiveness, course materials, Grant Proposals, Publication 1, Publication 2, Publication 3, Sample syllabus or syllabi, Document 1, Document 2