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[C23-036] Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2023


Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Department of Counselor Education & Family Therapy

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education & Family Therapy beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in marriage and family therapy (MFT) and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to social justice, equity and inclusion and working with a diverse student body.

The Marriage and Family Therapy program was accredited in 1995 and was licensed as a degree-granting program in 1998. The program supports common factors approach to teaching systems theory and MFT based on the Metaframeworks paradigm.


  • Teach courses in Master's level COAMFTE-accredited marriage and family therapy program.
  • Provide clinical supervision of MFT interns.
  • Develop a program of scholarly activities and student advisement.
  • Participate in activities necessary for the conduct of Program, Departmental and Institutional affairs.
  • The incumbent in this position is expected to be committed to excellence in teaching and demonstrate commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion.
  • Will work collaboratively with faculty and students for the purpose of teaching, research, and program governance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABD candidates with a clear plan of completion within one year of appointment are encouraged to apply).
  • Experience in teaching courses in Marriage and Family Therapy Qualified to teach core counseling courses (theory and techniques, group counseling, human development)
  • Licensed or license eligible in Marriage and Family Therapy in the State of Connecticut
  • Clinical experience in Marriage and Family Therapy American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) approved supervisor or candidate designation
  • Demonstrate experience for research and scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful teaching experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience for mentoring and supervising graduate students
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct, administer, and sustain research
  • Graduate from a Commission on accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) accredited program.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: Priority review will be given to applications received by April 16, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at Select job [C23-036] Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three professional references including their title, email address, and telephone numbers.
  • Unofficial Transcript for Ph.D. or current doctorate program enrolled. 
  • Copy Marriage and Family Therapy License issued by the State of Connecticut (if applicable).
  • Concise statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
  • For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2023-2024. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit 2021-2025 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract.

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Tatiana Melendez-Rhodes, Search Committee Chair, at .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.










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