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Faculty, Master of Family Therapy Program - Tenure Track

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Position Title Faculty, Master of Family Therapy Program - Tenure Track
Division School of Medicine
Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Vacancy Number F19-003
Work Location Macon
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours

The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science seeks a new faculty member to join our Master of Family Therapy (MFT) Program on the Macon campus beginning August 1, 2018. This is a 12-month, tenure track position where rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate. The MFT program is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM and the Department of Psychiatry. For over thirty years, the MFT program has focused on training both MFT and medical students to fulfill MUSM’s mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and underserved Georgia residents. The MFT Program seeks to transform students into competent, compassionate and ethical professionals who work collaboratively to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families and communities. Emphasizing interactive and problem-based teaching strategies, our student-centered faculty provides a conceptual and practical foundation that equips graduates to be discerning consumers and innovative producers of knowledge across a variety of medical and other clinical settings, as well as academic institutions. This foundation prepares clinicians to articulate and utilize a wide variety of philosophical perspectives, theoretical orientations, and clinical modalities, all with sensitivity to diverse contextual factors that impact therapist and client systems, as well as institutions and communities in which they participate. Through scholarship and clinical outreach, students and faculty work closely to have local, regional, national, and international impact.

The MFT Program is administered on two campuses in Macon and Atlanta. The Macon program is located close to the main MUSM campus and is adjacent to Navicent Health, a Level I Trauma Center serving 28 counties in middle Georgia. The Atlanta program is located on the campus of Piedmont Hospital, a 488-bed acute tertiary care facility specializing in heart health, transplant services and cancer care in the north Atlanta community of Buckhead.

Responsibilities of the position are:
• to teach MFT courses.
• to serve as a clinical supervisor to MFT students
• to contribute to management of the day to day functioning of the Mercer Family Therapy Center
• to contribute to governance of the Mercer MFT program by participating in regular faculty meetings, student admissions decisions, curriculum reviews, clinical evaluations of students, and/or special committees as needed (i.e., faculty/staff hiring interviews)
• to engage in one or more of the four types of scholarship: (A) investigative research (including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods and program evaluation), (B) interdisciplinary integration, © application of theory/research/practice feedback loop, and/or (D) transformation of teaching practices
• to serve as a student-centered academic and professional development advisor and mentor to students
• to serve as a role model for professional development through his or her active participation in MFT and/or interdisciplinary professional organizations
• to serve as a role-model for interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships through service to the university and community
• to provide direct client services through Mercer Medicine, the group practice of Mercer School of Medicine


Candidates must:
• be a graduate of an COAMFTE accredited doctoral program in marriage and family therapy or a related field
• be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate
• be licensed or license eligible in the state of Georgia as a marriage and family therapist
• have familiarity with COAMFTE accreditation standards and/or a history of participating in the accreditation process
• have considerable clinical experience with a variety of client populations
• have experience with clinic management
• have familiarity and/or experience with medical settings and culture
• be able to contribute to program operations and governance both independently and as a collaborative team member

Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application and submit a CV, letter of interest, and three letters of reference with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents