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Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Counselor Education
Boone, NC

Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 008671

Department: Human Dev & Psych Counsel - 260100

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related clinical field completed by August 1, 2023.
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate.
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a marriage and family therapist in North
  • Evidence of commitment to and sophisticated understanding of Social Justice and Inclusive Excellence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Evidence of potential for success in teaching and scholarship.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Graduated from a COAMFTE-accredited program.
  • Knowledge of COAMFTE accreditation standards.
  • Experience teaching and providing supervision to graduate students.
  • Evidence of MFT-related scholarship.
  • Involvement in professional service activities.
License/Certification Required
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate.
  • Licensed or license-eligible as a marriage and family therapist in North
Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling has 4 graduate degree programs: a) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited), b) Professional School Counseling (CACREP accredited), c) Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE accredited), and d) Student Affairs Administration (CAS standards aligned) along with 2 graduate certificate programs: a) Addiction Counseling, and b) Expressive Arts Therapy. The HPC department includes 14 full-time faculty and 2 full time staff members along with approximately 140 graduate students recruited worldwide. The HPC departmental website is located at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach a 3:3 course load on campus, with expectations for teaching MFT courses and providing clinical supervision. Summer teaching is available.
  • Serve as field experience coordinator for MFT internships.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students in the MFT program.
  • Actively engage in the work of equity, justice, and inclusion across university and educational settings.
  • Engage in research and scholarly activities relevant to MFT.
  • Engage in service to the program, department, institution, and MFT profession.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Date: 10/07/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/21/2023

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • Cover letter outlining commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement -A diversity statement that includes your integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please include specific examples of how your background, experiences, and/or professional work have supported underrepresented groups and promoted diversity and inclusion.
  • List of three professional references with contact information
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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