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Assistant Clinical Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Couple & Family Therapy Program

RDW Group - University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022

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The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDF) in the College of Health Sciences

at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a 9-month, academic year non tenure-track assistant clinical professor position in the Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) Program, beginning Fall 2023. The University of Rhode Island is a Carnegie R2 Research institution that has an array of resources and opportunities for new faculty, including the URI CFT Clinic, Child Development Centers, and the URI Academic Health Collaborative.

The CFT program trains graduate students to employ foundational clinical practices in multiple contexts, including at the URI Couple and Family Therapy Clinic, which serves 150 clients per year in established community social service, school-based, and healthcare settings. Our program spans four decades and is the only COAMFTE accredited program in Rhode Island.

The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of HDF needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. The HDF Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks to serve as a representative inspiration for the next generations. As such, individuals under-represented in the HDF discipline, across race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected designation, are encouraged to apply. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity to enhance a sense of belonging and academic success among undergraduate and graduate students from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Basic Function:

We seek a teacher/practitioner/scholar who is committed to the University of Rhode Island’s mission as a learner-centered research university where diversity, fairness, and respect are valued. The teaching load is a 3/3 for clinical faculty with advising and service expectations. Clinical faculty are expected to collaborate on CFT scholarship initiatives. The candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses and practica in couple and family therapy and other areas of human development and family science as needed, advise and mentor master’s and undergraduate students, supervise CFT graduate students, contribute to scholarly activities, actively participate in department, college, and professional service activities and participate in CFT-related state advocacy efforts.

Individuals under-represented in the couple and family therapy discipline, across race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected designation are encouraged to apply.

For complete details, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for faculty job posting (F00344).     

The search will remain open until the position has been filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by January 22, 2023. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 19, 2023. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 19, 2023) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. 
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.


The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university.

Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond.  Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together.  Embracing Rhode Island’s heritage of independent thought, we value:

  • Creativity and Scholarship Diversity, Fairness, and Respect Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement Intellectual and Ethical Leadership
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