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Limited Term Lecturer, Behavioral Sciences/Couple & Family Therapy

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Job Summary

The Department of Behavioral Sciences in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest is seeking applications for a Limited Term Lecturer (LTL) of Couple & Family Therapy to teach in our COAMFTE Accredited Masters program. LTL positions are temporary, non-benefits eligible, part-time positions hired each semester on an as-needed basis.

University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on two culturally diverse, student-centered campuses located in Northwest Indiana and within easy driving distance of Chicago, Illinois. PNW is the fifth largest public university in Indiana. Adding to the unique character of the institution is a richly diverse student body including more than seven percent of the international students and offering nearly 70 programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. The institution has distinguished itself with opportunities for experiential learning, undergraduate research and one-to-one relationships between students and faculty.

College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over 1,500 undergraduate students and 250 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 & Counseling
The College is home to several community building and serving institutes/centers – including the Couple & Family Therapy Center, Community Counseling Center, Institute for Social and Policy Research, Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance, and the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition. The College is committed to finding solutions to educational, social, and health‐related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Teach on campus courses from an effective, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging framework
  • Participate in course preparation and instruction – specific assignment may vary by semester, but could include didactic courses or experiential/practicum-supervision courses
  • Attend meetings as needed and required, or desired
  • Participate and respond to program requests for information, feedback, or data
  • Understand and adhere to university policy and regulations
Required Experience & Qualifications

Please note that these requirements may vary or be flexible based on the course assigned.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree from a COAMFTE Accredited Couple/Marriage & Family Therapy program
  • Licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist – Specifically, eligible for licensure in the States of Indiana and Illinois
  • Preference for Approved Supervisor or Supervisor-in-Training Status from AAMFT if interested or asked to supervise a practicum section
  • Experience or interest in teaching at the Graduate Level
Application Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and 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. A complete application packet will include:
  • A cover letter
    • Your cover letter should address your qualifications and how they match the position description or course desired to teach, along with a statement on Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging indicating any experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that embraces these values.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment)
  • Copies of current license / approved supervisor certificate (if applicable)
  • Contact information for 3 professional references (can be CV)
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

Visit our website for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit: Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Department of Behavioral Sciences Profile

Behavioral Sciences is a vibrant department with several programs and opportunities for collaboration. In addition to Social Work, we offer undergraduate majors in Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Human Development and Family Studies, and Sociology and a graduate program in Couple and Family Therapy. The department also houses the Couple and Family Therapy Center, which is located in the PNW Indianapolis Boulevard Counseling Center. 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.

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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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