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Couples and Family Therapy, Assistant Professor

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Instruction, Psychology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Counseling Psychology and Human Services
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
Application review begins November 1, 2017.  Position open until filled.

Required Application Materials
Please upload the following documents into your online application:
(1) a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications for this faculty position,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) 2-page statement about your research,
(4) 3 peer-reviewed publications (due to limitations to the number of documents that can be upload into the application, please upload publications as one document.)

Position Announcement
The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS) in the University of Oregon’s (UO) College of Education is seeking to hire a 9-month tenure-related faculty member at the assistant professor rank. The position will begin fall, 2018. This faculty member should have rigorous research experience and/or trajectory with the potential for, or a history of, obtaining external research funding. We seek candidates with strong multicultural competencies and dedication to enhancing equity and social justice, and candidates who will contribute to one or more of our accredited undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

Conduct an active, externally-funded research program; teach graduate and undergraduate courses; advise and mentor graduate student research and supervise clinical work; and contribute to university governance in a manner consistent with the needs of a major research university.

Department or Program Summary
The College of Education at the UO has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The College is a community of scholars devoted to scholarly excellence and creating a learning and research environment that seeks diverse perspectives, demands equity, and fosters inclusion. It is home to a dozen research and outreach units, an interdisciplinary training clinic, and a highly productive faculty who are national and international leaders in education and prevention science, school-based intervention, research methods, and measurement designed to improve the lives of children and families.

Many of the UO College of Education graduate programs are some of the highest ranked in the country, including the Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Special Education Programs. The Department of Counseling Psychology & Human Services includes the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. and Couples and Family Therapy Masters’ programs, the Family and Human Services undergraduate program, newly launched graduate programs in Prevention Science (Masters’ and Ph.D. programs), and the graduate-level Spanish Language Research and Practice Specialization. It is home to the new UO Cluster of Research Excellence in Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention (HPOP) initiative and is aligned with the highly productive UO Prevention Science Institute. Department faculty are dedicated to enhancing multicultural competencies, promoting social justice, and promoting prevention science and practice. Department faculty are qualified to teach across all programs in the department.

College faculty also engage in scholarship with, and in service to, our diverse communities and that advances the effectiveness of educational and social service systems for all children and families. Candidates also will find that our faculty are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1500 undergraduate and graduate students who comprise the College and who will be the next generation of educational and social service leaders

Minimum Requirements
• Ph.D. in an applied field such as Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Clinical, or School Psychology, Social Work, or related field;
• Record of or potential for strong scholarly productivity;
• Record of or potential for external research funding, particularly through federal funding agencies;
• Demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct, administer, and sustain a rigorous program of research;
• Record of or strong potential for mentorship and/or supervision of student research;
• Eligibility for AAMFT Approved Supervisor status.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated commitment to enhancing multicultural competencies and promoting equity, inclusiveness, and social justice
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community service and governance;
• Ability or potential to engage in interdisciplinary research;
• A Master's or Doctoral degree in Marriage/Couples and Family Therapy from a COAMFTE accredited program; License eligible as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon;
• Spanish language clinical supervision competency.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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