Virginia Tech invites applicants for the position of Associate Professor or advanced Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) doctoral program in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. We are looking for a dynamic colleague with an active program of research related to trauma or addiction, particularly as they relate to families. Candidates should have a record of securing, or strong potential to secure, external funding. Candidates should also contribute to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Science’s strengths in diversity and social justice. The successful candidate is expected to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in in the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area and Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition Strategic Growth Area. The position is an academic year, tenured or tenure track, position at the Blacksburg, Virginia campus. The starting date is August 10, 2018. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017 and continue until a candidate is appointed. Salary is dependent on qualifications.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Maintain a program of externally funded research and scholarly publications. •Teach undergraduate and graduate 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: •Candidates must hold doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or a related discipline. •Scholarly productivity and an active program of research related to trauma or addiction and 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. •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.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY PROGRAM/FAMILY THERAPY CENTER (http://www.familytherapy.vt.edu): The mission of the Marriage and Family Therapy PhD Program is to develop scholar-clinicians who demonstrate respect for diversity and inclusion and will advance the field of MFT through research, clinical supervision, teaching, practice, and community and professional engagement. The program has three full-time faculty, accepts between 4 and 6 students a year, and has over 150 alumni. The Family Therapy Center (FTC) of Virginia Tech is the training clinic for the MFT doctoral program. The FTC provides low-cost, high quality therapy to area residents and the Virginia Tech community. Therapists at FTC provide over 1,200 hours of therapy each year to individuals, couples, and families.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SCIENCE (http://www.humandevelopment.vt.edu): Faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Science are committed to understanding and improving the lives of people of all ages through education, research, and outreach activities. The department currently has approximately 43 faculty, research associates, and staff, over 700 undergraduate students, and 80 graduate students. The department, which is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (http://www.liberalarts.vt.edu), includes programs in Adult Development and Aging, Child and Adolescent Development, Family Studies, and Marriage and Family Therapy. There are four department centers: the Child Development Center for Learning and Research, Adult Day Services, the Family Therapy Center, and the Center for Family Services (in Falls Church, VA).
DESTINATION & STRATEGIC GROWTH AREAS (www.provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html): Virginia Tech is building transdisciplinary teams to tackle the world’s pressing problems through research, education, and engagement. The two areas relevant to this position include: •The Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area, which is focused on the transdisciplinary study of brain plasticity particularly as it pertains to decision-making, physical and psychological trauma, and healthy development across the lifespan. Faculty are working together in this area to build understanding of the brain-behavior relationship in health and the human condition to enhance resilience and well-being in the world’s diverse communities. •The Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition Strategic Growth Area, which focuses on bringing attention to challenges related to equity in the human condition to all of the transdisciplinary curricular, research, and engagement initiatives evolving at Virginia Tech. Faculty working together in this area are focused on maximizing the equitable distribution and availability of physical safety and well-being, psychological well-being, and access to crucial material, social, and moral resources throughout the world’s diverse communities.
VIRGINIA TECH (http://www.vt.edu): Virginia Tech is a public, land-grant university that takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. Founded in 1872 and located in Blacksburg, Virginia (http://www.blacksburg.gov), Virginia Tech is ranked as a Top 25 Public University by U.S. News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of over 33,000 students and approximately 1500 faculty. Virginia Tech manages a research portfolio of $504 million and is engaged in research globally.
APPLICATIONS: To apply, go to https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80373 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. A criminal background check is also required for employment.
The Department of Human Development and Family Science is dedicated to Inclusive VT (http://inclusive.vt.edu/) and seeks to increase access and inclusion, and to create an inclusive community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. We therefore actively seek a broad spectrum of candidates to contribute to our community. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation of the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law. Individuals desiring accommodations for the application process should notify University ADA Services at Voice: (540) 231-4638, TTY: (540) 231-7227, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Megan Dolbin-MacNab, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Science, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Email: email@example.com; Phone: (540) 231-6807; Fax (540) 231-7209
•Candidates must hold doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or a related discipline. •Scholarly productivity and an active program of research related to trauma or addiction and 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. •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.
About Virginia Tech Department of Human Development & Family Science
Human Development faculty members are committed to understanding individual, family, and community development in diverse contexts across the life course. Studies integrate biological, psychological, social, and educational domains of development. Research findings advance theory and knowledge and inform and improve human services and policy. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Acti...on Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Virginia Tech responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers. Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia. Blacksburg, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges, was voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.