The Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the Human Development and Family Science and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. The University of Nebraska's Marriage and Family Therapy master's program provides general training in marriage and family therapy, as well as training in collaborative healthcare, rural mental health, tele-mental health, and trauma-informed modalities.
The successful candidate will bring expertise that will contribute to the national and international reputation and exposure of the program, department, and the university.
Applicants are sought who have research and clinical expertise in one or more of the following areas relevant to individuals, families, and communities: trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, resilience, and health and well-being. The person hired will be expected to develop a nationally recognized program of research, disseminate findings and advance knowledge through professional scholarship, advise doctoral and master's degree students, provide supervision and training within the marriage and family therapy program, and teach marriage and family therapy, human development, and family science classes.
Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University's N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships.
This is a full-time tenure-leading position with an anticipated apportionment of 60% Teaching, 35% Research, and 5% Service.
The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.
At the University of Nebraska, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that every individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and acceptance. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions be respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Earned doctorate by August 2024 start date in a human sciences discipline (e.g., family studies, marriage and family therapy, psychology, child development, sociology, social work, etc.) with a clinical degree in marriage and family therapy at the master's or Doctoral level.
License eligible in the State of Nebraska as a Marriage and Family Therapist (Licensed Mental Health Practitioner).
AAMFT-Approved Supervisor status or eligible for AAMFT-Approved Supervisor status.
Evidence of teaching excellence.
Evidence of potential for developing a robust and sustained program of research that will, in time, achieve national recognition and for bringing this program of research to scale through external funding, including through federal funding mechanisms.
Demonstrates commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Research expertise related to the impact of adverse life circumstances (e.g., trauma, poverty, oppression/injustice, resilience, health and wellbeing) on individuals, families, and/or communities.
Clinical training in trauma informed treatments (e.g., EMDR, Narrative Exposure Therapy, TF-CBT, EFT, or Attachment-Based Treatments) as well as experience working with under-served and minoritized populations.
Experience with translational research.
Experience in the distance delivery of mental health care through videoconferencing.
Experience working within an outcome-based educational framework and accreditation.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.