Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

School of Child and Family Sciences-The University of Southern Mississippi
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The School of Child and Family Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the academic year 2023-2024. Primary responsibility is teaching in the COAMFTE accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Master of Science Program. Located within the College of Education and Human Sciences, the school offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Sciences with two emphases: family science and child development. Completers of the child development emphasis are prepared to seek a five-year educator license (PreK-K) in the state of Mississippi. The American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences accredits the undergraduate program. In addition to the MFT MS program, the school offers a Master of Science in Child and Family Sciences. Both the CFSBS and the CFSMS are CFLE-Approved programs through the National Council on Family Relations. The School has two auxiliary units, the NAEYC Accredited Center for Child Development and the Center for Family Therapy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Teach graduate level courses in marriage and family therapy, and related graduate and
undergraduate courses within the school
2. Teach face-to-face and online courses
3. Supervise practicum and internship
4. Mentor graduate students
5. Publish in scholarly journals
6. Secure external funding
7. Contribute to the mission of the school, college, and university through service activities
8. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. An earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or closely related field.
2. Licensed or license eligible as an LMFT in Mississippi.
3. Evidence of successful teaching experience.
4. Evidence of strong research skills and aligned scholarship or demonstrated potential for
developing a scholarly research program.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Experience and training in addiction and trauma.
2. Experience and training in assessment and diagnosis.
3. Credentialed as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

Organization Summary

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

118 College Drive #5035
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
United States

How to Apply

Special Instructions
A completed application will include 1) a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, 2) CV, 3) names and contact information of three individuals who can provide a recommendation, 4) teaching statement and 5) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire). Upload application materials to the HR site found here: The program is committed to increasing diversity; we encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation AA/EEO/ADAI.