Assistant/Associate Professor, Couple and Family Therapy

Job Details

Job Summary

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, and the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Purdue University Northwest announces an exciting opportunity to apply for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in our COAMFTE Accredited Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy Program. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses and provide supervision, participate in program governance as a core faculty member, advance a program of research, and participate in service to the profession and university. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and social justice in their role as a faculty member. Applications are due by November 30th, 2023 with an anticipated start date in August of 2024. Rank and Salary will be determined by experience and qualifications in conjunction with university policies and procedures.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Doctoral Degree in (Marriage) Couple & Family Therapy, ABD considered if degree in hand by start date
  • Licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist – Preferably in the States of Indiana and Illinois, or eligible for licensure within the first semester of employment
  • Approved Supervisor or Supervisor-in-Training Status from AAMFT
  • Must have some experience teaching at the college level (prefer graduate level teaching)
  • Have an active research agenda or plan/pathway toward program of research
Application Information

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023, with priority given to completed applications submitted by November 30, 2023. Review will continue until the position is filled. Application must be submitted electronically through the Purdue University Northwest Jobs website:

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort; including scholarship, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University Northwest is committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

A complete application packet must include:
  • A cover letter specifically addressing your qualifications and how they match the job summary and required experience or qualifications. Part of your cover letter should include a statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging - specifically indicating any experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that embraces these values.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
  • A statement of Teaching Philosophy (maximum 1 page)
  • A statement of Clinical Supervision Philosophy (maximum 1 page)
  • A statement of Research Plan (maximum 1 page)
  • Copies of current license / approved supervisor certificate
Optional, but requested documents to include:
  • Representative Publication(s)
All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice.

Position inquiries may be sent to Christopher K Belous, PhD - Search Chair and Program Director at; Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond IN 46323; Phone: 219-989-2938. Visit our website for additional information about the University. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students on its two campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings.

PNW’s Hammond campus is located only 30 miles from Chicago with the Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Fostering a university community full of contrasts—urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a well-established history and forward-thinking mindset—PNW’s two campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served student population.

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College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the college include Behavioral Sciences; Communication and Creative Arts; English and World Languages; History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Psychology; School of Education and Counseling.

The College houses two community mental health centers - the Community Counseling Center and the Couple & Family Therapy Center - that provide quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.

Department of Behavioral Sciences Profile

The Couple and Family Therapy graduate program and Couple and Family Therapy Center are located at the PNW Indianapolis Boulevard Counseling Center and housed in Behavioral Sciences, a vibrant department with several programs and opportunities for collaboration. We also offer undergraduate majors in Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Human Development and Family Studies, Social Work, and Sociology. Our students are primarily first-generation college students. In support of the University’s Strategic Plan, the Department is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff who foster diverse learning environments for students.

Program Profile

The Couple & Family Therapy Program at Purdue University Northwest embraces a scholar/practitioner model of systemic family therapy training, heavily informed and influenced by social justice and the critical examination of social discourse. This program trains people to become agents of social change that are able to provide ethical, research-informed, culturally competent relational mental health services to a range of clients from intersectional social locations. Our program offers multiple opportunities to specialize and train in various approaches to systemic treatment, along with the academic and experiential preparation to begin a career as a “Marriage and Family Therapist” (the current license/professional title of our mental health discipline). Our students regularly publish articles and papers, present at national and international conferences, and go on for doctoral education around the country. The CFT Program is located only on the Hammond, IN campus of PNW.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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