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Clinical Assistant Professor; Co-Director, MAS-MFT

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Tempe, Arizona (US)
Date posted
Jan 26, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is seeking an Assistant Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Master’s of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAS-MFT) to join our team. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment with no tenure implications.  The successful candidate will have a master’s degree or higher in marriage and family therapy, family studies, or a related discipline. The candidate should be independently licensed or eligible for an independent license as a marriage and family therapist in Arizona. The candidate should have experience providing behavioral health services to individuals, couples and/or families in a clinical setting. The candidate should have strong knowledge of family systems theory, and family systems-based therapy models. 

The individual will share administrative oversight of the MAS-MFT Program, including student selection, orientation, and assessment; mentoring and advising of students; and internship placement and coordination. The individual will prepare course syllabi and will teach four courses in the MAS-MFT Program and will oversee a section of the Practicum each semester.

Service: All faculty engage in service to the university, to the academic unit, and to the community. Examples of such service include but are not limited to serving on committees, participating in processes to maintain and improve academic quality, mentoring students, participating in faculty governance, and contributing to the profession of MFT at the local, state, or national level.

The individual will be self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively.

This position can be located in Tempe, AZ. 

Essential Duties:

  • Train graduate students in an accelerated, applied program in marriage and family therapy. Duties include shared administrative oversight of the program, and teaching four of the core classes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, family studies, or a related discipline.
  • Must be independently licensed (or license-eligible) as a marriage and family therapist in Arizona.
  • Must be credentialed (or credential-eligible) to provide clinical supervision in Arizona.
  • A minimum of three years’ post-graduate clinical experience working with individuals couples and/or families in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the  ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications

  • Program administrative experience; self-motivated; able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Clinical supervision experience
  • Teaching experience at the community college or university level, including in-person teaching, and teaching via Zoom.                                                                 

Applications will be accepted through Interfolio, at This is a paperless search, and only materials submitted electronically as outlined above will be considered Please submit:

  1. a letter of interest describing your background
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. two samples of written work and
  4. names and email addresses of three references

Review of completed applications will begin on February 25, 2024, and will continue each week thereafter until the search is completed. Inquiries can be directed to Amanda Olson,

For more information on the Sanford School, please visit our website at  To learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information to ASU’s policies, please see: and it’s complete non-discrimination statement at: 

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