POSITION: The Department of Family and Child Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University seeks to fill two 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) positions beginning August 2018.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have the following qualifications: earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field; AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate eligibility, and a strong background in research, teaching, and clinical training. Candidates are expected to have a focused program of research and to pursue extramural funding from federal sources. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply if they have experience writing and securing research grants of any size, have interests involving topics and methods that narrow the gap between scientific findings and practice implementation, and are interested in working with interdisciplinary research teams. Individuals who have completed a research-oriented postdoctoral fellowship and/or at the mid- to advanced-assistant professor stage (2-4 years into the assistant professor rank) are strongly encouraged to apply.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Family and Child Sciences is in a period of growth with a target of 18 faculty by next academic year. It has 500 undergraduate students, and 29 Ph.D. students. In addition to our undergraduate program, we offer a master’s program and two doctoral degree programs, one in Human Sciences with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Science and one in Marriage and Family Therapy. Following several recent retirements, the Department is rebuilding its “brand” and focus to become the premiere program in Translational Family Science: the average 17-year gap between scientific finding and its implementation in “best practice” is problematic because it sustains and perpetuates inequalities born by individuals and families on the social and legal margins of society. We seek to position ourselves among the top 5 programs in the country by 2025, and we are committed to strengthening our research foundation by increasing faculty productivity (i.e., published peer-reviewed manuscripts), and growing our portfolio of extramurally funded research. Additional information on the research interests of our faculty and more details about our FCS programs may be found on the department website at http://humansciences.fsu.edu/departments/family-child-sciences.
THE COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES, which began in 1905, is the flagship program in Human Sciences in Florida and has as its mission to address global challenges and opportunities related to the physical, behavioral, and economic factors influencing the health and development of individuals, families, and communities. The College is comprised of three departments, the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, the Department of Family and Child Sciences, and the Department of Retail Merchandising, and Product Development. The College of Human Sciences is committed to growing research excellence to fulfill the institutional goal of becoming a top 25 university.
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY is a comprehensive, national, research university and holds the Carnegie Research University designation as a very high research activity institution. It is located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee and is one of the two flagship universities in the state of Florida. The university serves a culturally-diverse student population of over 41,000. More information about Florida State University can be accessed at: http://www.ir.fsu.edu/factbook.aspx
APPLICATIONS: The position, which has a competitive salary and benefits, is available August 2018. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Apply online at www.hr.fsu.edu. Search for JOB ID #42318, and be prepared to upload a letter of application outlining program of research and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least 3 professional references.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lenore McWey, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, College of Human Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1491, Email: Lmcwey@fsu.edu; Phone (850) 644-3217, Fax (850) 644-3439.
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RESPONSIBILITIES: The position requires that the candidate conduct quality research attractive to external funding, provide excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct clinical supervision, mentor doctoral level students with the goal of developing the next generation of scholars, and provide service to the University and the profession. Faculty are expected to design, implement, and disseminate results of significant and innovative family or child science that improves the human condition and build a program of research supported by extramural funds. We seek faculty who are committed to engaging students in all aspects of research.
Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, research university and holds the Carnegie Research University designation as a very high research activity institution. It is located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee and is one of the two flagship universities in the state of Florida. The university serves a culturally-diverse student population of over 41,000. More information about Florida State University can be accessed at: http://www.ir.fsu.edu/factbook.aspx