Assistant Professor in Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Southern Mississippi
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The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2024. The MFT Program is located in The School of Child and Family Sciences (CFS) within the College of Education and Human Sciences. The school offers an AAFCS accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Sciences with two emphases: family science and child development, a Master’s Degree in Child and Family Sciences, and a COAMFTE accredited Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. CFS is also home to the Center for Child Development and the Center for Family Therapy.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach graduate level courses in marriage and family therapy.
2. Provide clinical supervision to MFT graduate students.
3. Maintain an active and successful research agenda.
4. Contribute to the mission of the school, college, and university through service activities.
5. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. An earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or closely related field (by August 2024).
2. Licensed or license eligible as an LMFT in Mississippi.
3. Evidence of strong research skills and aligned scholarship or demonstrated potential for developing a scholarly research program.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Credentialed as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
2. Prior teaching experience.
3. Experience with COAMFTE accreditation.

Organization Summary

Founded in 1910 as the Mississippi Normal College, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" designation. USM is a public, dual campus university with a worldwide presence, serving students in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast campuses as well as online. USM has a diverse student body of approximately 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. Located in the center of Hattiesburg, the University includes almost 200 buildings on a 315-acre main campus. The University is organized into four academic colleges (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economic Development, College of Education and Human Sciences, and the College of Nursing and Health Professions). In addition to the four academic colleges the university is also home to the Honors College (the 6th oldest in the nation), and the Graduate School. Hattiesburg is located less than 90 minutes from Jackson, the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, and Mobile. The Gulf Coast campus is located on a 52-acre beachfront campus in Long Beach, Mississippi and is also home to the state's only bachelor's degree in ocean engineering and the only film studies pathway offered at a public institution in the state. USM continues to be a strong and vital contributor to intellectual endeavors nationally and internationally. Recent institutional recognitions include: . Four Truman Scholarships . 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships . 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

118 College Drive #5035
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
United States

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Dr. Heath Grames ([email protected] or 601-266-6434) to inquire about the position. 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.

Application Deadline
Open until filled