Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Marriage and Family Therapy

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/14/2023 11:54 AM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, is inviting applications for an Assistant Professor in our Marriage and Family Therapy master’s and doctoral programs. The hired individual will be one of four core MFT faculty members. Clinical and research specialization within the MFT field are flexible and Family Studies experience is welcome. This is a tenure-track, nine-month academic year position anticipated to begin in August 2024.


Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Ryan Seedall (435 797-7433; ryan.seedall@usu.edu).


  • Developing and carrying out a research program. This will include advising and mentoring students in producing quality research as well as seeking external funding to support your research program.
  • Teaching classes to undergraduate and graduate (both MS and PhD) students. Utah State University values high quality teaching.
  • Supervising practica for master’s degree students and mentoring doctoral degree students in the development of their supervision.
  • Providing quality service to the program, department, broader University, and the field of marriage and family therapy.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD to be completed prior to starting date
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor Designation or AAMFT Supervisory Candidate
  • MFT license-eligible in Utah
  • Demonstrated history of publishing in peer-reviewed MFT journals and potential to secure external funding
  • Demonstrated competence in teaching university courses
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive team setting
  • Clinical interest in working with children and adolescents
  • Strong research methods and statistical experience/expertise

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Grant writing experience
  • Awareness, sensitivity, and demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Familiarity with distance technologies including web-based education
  • Involvement in professional organizations and other professional contexts

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. A curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. One sample of a recent publication or scholarly writing to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  4. Contact information for three professional references to be entered in the Candidate Profile
  5. A cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position and speaking to your research goals, philosophy of teaching, and philosophy of supervision to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight diverse departments and three distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Sciences. The department has 30 faculty members, over 300 undergraduate majors, and over 80 graduate students. The HDFS department is committed to teaching excellence and cutting-edge research, housing a diverse collection of scholars with a broad range of content expertise in a variety of settings. This interdisciplinary approach provides excellent training at both undergraduate and graduate levels of education.


Departmental degrees offered include:

  • BS/BA, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Family and Human Development minor
  • Family Finance minor
  • Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy minor
  • Gerontology Certificate
  • MS (including a COAMFTE-accredited MS MFT emphasis)
  • MMFT Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (non-thesis degree)
  • MFHD Master of Family and Human Development (non-thesis degree)
  • PhD in Family and Human Development (with concentrations in Human Development, Family Relations, and Marriage and Family Therapy)

College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is committed to inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and service activities across a wide array of education and human service fields.  The college is home to eight academic departments with approximately 200 faculty who are engaged in innovative research and high-quality graduate and undergraduate education. The college’s programs and outreach missions are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Research Center, Center for the School of the Future, Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice, National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management, and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. Faculty, students, and staff within the college also engage with a broad range of community partners to both provide opportunities for community-engaged research and learning and enhance the quality of education and human service programs throughout the state of Utah.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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