Assistant Professor - Marriage & Family Therapy

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Assistant Professor – Marriage & Family Therapy
Department of Child, Youth & Family Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the marriage and family therapy program. Applicants are sought who have research and clinical expertise related to the impact of adverse life circumstances (e.g., trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, illness, etc) on individuals, families, and/or communities. The person hired will be expected to develop a nationally recognized program of research, disseminate findings and advance knowledge through professional scholarship, advise doctoral and master’s degree students, provide supervision and training within the marriage and family therapy program, and teach marriage and family therapy and family science classes.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies is committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

This is a full-time tenure-leading position with the following anticipated apportionment (50% Teaching, 45% Research, 5% Service). For more information, please see

For questions, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Paul Springer, [email protected].

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status and/or political affiliation. See


Minimum Qualifications:
▪ Earned doctorate in a human sciences discipline (e.g., family studies, marriage and family therapy, psychology, child development, sociology, social work) with a clinical degree in marriage and family therapy at the master’s or doctoral level.
▪ License eligible in the State of Nebraska as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
▪ AAMFT Clinical Membership as a Pre-clinical Fellow or Clinical Fellow.
▪ AAMFT Approved Supervisor status or eligible for AAMFT Approved Supervisor status.
▪ Evidence of teaching excellence.
▪ Evidence of potential to develop a robust and sustained program of research that will, in time, achieve national recognition and to bring this program of research to scale through external funding, including through federal funding mechanisms.
▪ Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:
▪ Research expertise related to the impact of adverse life circumstances (e.g., trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, illness, etc.) on individuals, families, and/or communities.
▪ Clinical training in trauma informed treatments (e.g., EMDR, Narrative Exposure Therapy, TF-CBT, EFT, Attachment Based Treatments, etc.) as well as experience working with underserved minoritized populations.
▪ Experience with translational research.
▪ Experience in the distance delivery of mental health care through videoconferencing.

Organization Summary

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES has the people, the programs and a proven track record that stretches across three centuries. We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools and communities and strengthening the relationships among them. CEHS is working collectively to enhance outcomes in early childhood, health and wellness, and communities. Strong Communities - Strong Communities need strong schools and vibrant business. Strong Schools need strong leaders, high quality teachers and other professionals. Thriving Young Children - Every young child in Nebraska will be ready to thrive by age 5, and by age 8 will be on a great trajectory to achieve their maximum potential. Accessible Health & Wellness - Nebraskans will have access to critical health and wellness services that are well-integrated into their communities.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package that includes 401K and insurance benefits.

512 N 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68583
United States

How to Apply

To view details of the position and make application, go to, requisition F_200168. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. You will be required to attach the following documents: 1) A statement of overall goals and vision for a research program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln AND your experience and qualifications that make you particularly well suited to achieve those goals. The statement should include discussion of your most significant scientific accomplishment (2 pages maximum); 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) A clinical statement that describes your (a) clinical training and experience, (b) your theoretical approach to treating clinical problems and © your approach to supervision (2 pages maximum). Also a statement of the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (1 page maximum). These two documents will be uploaded as one document using the Other Document link; and 4) contact information (mailing address, phone number and email address) for three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s abilities to carry out the responsibilities of the job.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin February 25 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.