Assistant / Associate Professor in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy (tenure-track)

  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Portland, OR
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


The Department of Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program, beginning in September 2023. 

The department offers a MA degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. The program offers optional tracks in Addictions Treatment, Ecotherapies, and Sexuality in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. We provide an integrated training curriculum focused on systemic/ecological practices and grounded in the values of diversity, social equity, and global citizenship. We are looking for a colleague to share our vision, values, and perspectives, and to contribute to our work within and across disciplines.

We seek applicants who have a family and couple therapy training background, evidence of effectiveness as an instructor, demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity, knowledge of COAMFTE accreditation standards, a commitment to developing social equity within and outside the program, and the ability to work collaboratively with program and graduate school faculty.


  • Teach graduate courses in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy.
  • Provide supervision to student interns at the L&C Community Counseling Center.
  • Advance a scholarly agenda leading to publication.
  • Collaborate on curriculum and program development.
  • Serve on various departmental and school-wide committees.
  • Participate in professional development activities and community service.
  • Advocate for the marriage, couple, and family therapy profession locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Share responsibilities for program assessment and accreditation.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in MFT or closely related field (by August 2023).
  • Demonstrated excellence in graduate level teaching, including evidence of culturally relevant, democratic, and inclusive teaching philosophy and practices.
  • Ability to teach a range of courses, including, but not limited to, courses in equity in MFT and sex therapy.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity and an innovative research agenda.
  • Oregon-licensed MFT or eligible.
  • AAMFT approved supervisor/supervisor-in-training or supervisor eligible.
  • Strong background in systemic thinking and broad knowledge of family therapy theories, including the family and larger systems intersection.
  • Commitment to developing critical and decolonizing approaches to family therapy and family therapy training.
  • Significant clinical experience.
  • Knowledge of COAMFTE accreditation standards.
  • Evidence of being a collaborative colleague seeking to be actively engaged in social justice-focused marriage, couple, and family training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced training and/or clinical experience in sex therapy.
  • Advanced training and/or clinical experience working with individuals and couples who engage in non-monogamy, polyamory, BDSM, and kink relationships.
  • Sustained clinical engagement with sexual and gender minority, and/or gender expansive individuals, and LGBTQ+ couples and families in therapy, and, demonstrated ability to integrate these experiences into teaching and program development.
Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on September 6, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following:

  • A letter of interest addressing the qualifications and responsibilities noted in this posting and describing your teaching and scholarship interests.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Samples of teaching evaluations.
  • 1-3 samples of scholarship.
  • Graduate transcripts.
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation with contact phone numbers (at least one reference should be able to address the applicant's commitment to, experience with, and potential for working with diverse student and community populations).

Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).

Additional Information:

For additional information or questions about the position, please contact Dr. Wonyoung Cho, Interim Director of the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Program, at; (503) 768-6185.

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only by enhancing and preserving the presence of students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds within our learning community.

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