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Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170142
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites applications for an academic year, tenure track Associate Professor or advanced Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy area. Applicants should have expertise in trauma or addiction, particularly as they relate to families. Opportunities are available to interact with faculty in Virginia Tech’s transdisciplinary initiatives focused on Adaptive Brain and Behavior as well as Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition. The starting date is August 10, 2018. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.

Primary responsibilities of the position will be to:
-maintain a program of externally funded research and scholarly publications;
-teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including clinical supervision. The standard teaching load is two courses for each of the two semesters in the academic year;
-advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including directing doctoral dissertations;
- provide service to the MFT program, as well as department, college, and university committees;
-engage those in the community and provide professional service to the field;
-occasional travel to attend professional conferences and other professional events.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have:
-A doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or a related discipline at the time of appointment;
-Scholarly productivity and an active program of research related to trauma or addiction in the context of families, as well as a record of securing, or strong potential to secure, external funding;
-Experience with undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as experience advising master’s theses and/or doctoral dissertations.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Designation as an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and AAMFT Approved Supervisor is strongly preferred, as is the ability to obtain licensure as an MFT in Virginia.
-Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary research and/or teaching in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary initiative focused on Adaptive Brain and Behavior
and Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition (

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Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, go to TR0170142 and complete the online application. You will be asked to supply brief demographic information and to upload a cover letter describing qualifications and relevant experience in research and teaching, along with your curriculum vitae. Applicants are required to include contact information for three (3) references who will be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation via Virginia Tech’s online system.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: commensurate with experience
Department: Human Development
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/03/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/01/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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