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Assistant Professor of Couples and Family Therapy

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Counseling Psychology and Human Services/Couples and Family Therapy
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
Committee will begin to review applications October 1, 2018; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

Please upload the following documents into your online application:
(1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for this faculty position,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) 3 peer-reviewed publications (please upload publication materials as one document).

Position Announcement
The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS) in the University of Oregon’s (UO) College of Education announces the opening of a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. This faculty member should have rigorous research experience and/or a 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. The appointment begins September 16, 2019.

Responsibilities include: 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.

For questions about this position, please contact Emily Tanner-Smith (Associate Dean for Research, Search Committee Chair) at

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.

College of Education graduate programs are some of the highest ranked in the country for both research scholarship and graduate education, including the School Leadership, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Special Education Programs. Faculty are dedicated to enhancing multicultural competencies, promoting social justice, and promoting education and prevention sciences and practices.

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. We look forward to welcoming a colleague to join this vibrant, successful, and collaborative faculty and to contribute to our scholarly strength in evidence-based practice implementation with under-served individuals and families.

Minimum Requirements
• Earned doctoral degree (by time of appointment) in an applied field such as Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Clinical, or School Psychology, Social Work, or related field
• Eligibility for AAMFT Approved Supervisor status
• 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
• Commitment to equity and inclusion
• Record of or strong potential for mentorship and/or supervision of student research

Preferred Qualifications
• 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
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community service and governance
• Ability or potential to engage in interdisciplinary research
• Spanish language clinical supervision competency

About the University
The College of Education at UO includes four academic departments and a range of academic majors, including communication disorders and sciences, elementary and secondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, special education, and educational studies. The College of Education ranks 13th among all graduate institutions of education in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings. The College of Education includes a network of centers, research institutes, and outreach units that supports federal grant funding and direct community service.

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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