Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

Texas Tech University
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The Texas Tech University Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy program is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure track, assistant/associate professor position. The position will begin Fall, 2024. The position entails the following: 1) serving as a faculty member in COAMFTE-accredited master’s and doctoral programs in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy, 2) contributing to the profession through publication and presentation of scholarly work, 3) pursuing and securing extramural funding, 4) teaching graduate (M.S. & Ph.D.) and undergraduate courses, 5) supervising couple, marriage, and family therapy practicum courses, 6) advising graduate students including thesis and dissertation committees, 7) other service duties including program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected, and 8) maintaining clinical activity in accordance with COAMFTE guidelines.


The Texas Tech Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Program is seeking experienced applicants for a tenure track position. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants will demonstrate an established record of scholarly publication and presentation, the ability to secure an externally funded program of research, a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse populations, effectiveness as a teacher and supervisor, a record of professional service, and promise of growth in research and teaching. All applicants will have an earned doctorate (by time of appointment) in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy or a closely related area.

Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students, possession of Spanish speaking proficiency, as well as AAMFT Clinical Membership and Approved Supervisor designation, are all highly desirable.

Organization Summary

Texas Tech University’s CMFT Ph.D. program has been accredited by the COAMFTE since 1981 and the MS program has been accredited by the COAMFTE since 2019. These programs have a reputation for emphasizing the scientist-practitioner model and are staffed by six full-time faculty members and a director of clinical training. These programs serve approximately 30 doctoral students and 32 master’s students. These programs are housed in the Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences in the College of Human Sciences and offer generous research seed grants and research start-up packages to new faculty.

Texas Tech University was founded in 1923 and is located in Lubbock, TX, in the heart of the South Plains. The university has an enrollment of over 40,000 students and plans to continue growing that enrollment, including the undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical campuses. Interdisciplinary service and research ventures are encouraged. TTU has a dynamic strategic plan that includes growing the university’s service to the diverse citizens of West Texas. Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

1301 Akron Ave
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

How to Apply

Apply at…. (Requisition ID 34852BR). Include with the completed application a 1) covering letter of application, 2) vita, 3) statement of research and funding agenda, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) copy of transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon appointment), and 6) the contact information (name, affiliation, phone number, and email address) of three references. Review of applications will begin after November 6, 2023.

Application Deadline
November 6, 2023