The Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park seeks a full- time tenure track faculty member to serve as Program Director to the Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) master’s program and join a dynamic department with additional programs in family science and maternal and child health. Candidates should show evidence and ability to: (1) lead the oversight and integration of all aspects of the CFT program, (2) conduct an externally funded research program, (3) teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and (4) play a central role in developing the Department’s research and service initiatives with community partners.
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), or close related discipline, be a clinical fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and be eligible for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in Maryland. Additionally, candidates should be an Approved Supervisor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: (1) a strong record of leadership, (2) teaching and published academic research, (3) a record of securing, or strong potential to secure, external funding to support research; and an expertise in developing collaborative research initiatives with community partners. As a program within the School of Public Health, we are particularly interested in candidates who can bridge marriage and family therapy and family health and wellness.
Additional Salary Information: This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment. Salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Funding is guaranteed for 9-months annually with the potential to extend salary support to 12-months with administrative, teaching and external research funds. Appointment will begin in August
2018 or on a mutually agreed-upon date.
Established on the University of Maryland, College Park campus in 1968, the Department of Family Science (FMSC) is now one of five departments in the School of Public Health. The Department joined the College of Health and Human Performance (HHP) in 1992; HHP became a School of Public Health in 2007 and was fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2010.The Department recei...ved state approval to offer its first independent Ph.D. program in 2000. In 2007, the Department established a new Ph.D. program in Maternal and Child Health when the college became a School of Public Health. In that same year, the University granted the Department’s request to change its name from Family Studies to Family Science. In 2009, the Department established the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, the first university center devoted exclusively to researching the health behaviors of this age group in the nation. FMSC also moved its academic offices and therapy clinic from their former home in Marie Mount Hall to newly renovated space in the School of Public Health building in 2009.FMSC’s location within a School of Public Health has enabled it to enhance its curricula with public health and epidemiology content, expand research collaborations with other public health faculty, and sharpen its focus on family health and health disparities. FMSC graduates at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels are being prepared to tackle critical family and health issues, and to address significant workforce needs within the larger fields of human services and public health.