Marriage and Family Therapy

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

College of Health and Human Sciences

Colorado State University

POSITION: Nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor in Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University.

START DATE: August 15, 2015

PREFERRED SPECIALTY AREA: The ideal candidate will contribute to scholarship and education in our award-winning and accredited master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy and our PhD program in Applied Developmental Science. This assistant professor position is designed to expand the department’s expertise in applied developmental science and prevention science, and to contribute to fulfilling our mission of promoting healthy human development. Specifically, we seek a colleague with a substantive research focus in one of two areas: (1) Aging families and family caregiving; candidates in this area join an emerging focus in the department and college on optimizing healthy and successful aging. (2) Youth problem behaviors or mental health concerns (e.g., delinquency, substance abuse, risk-taking, depression/anxiety); candidates in this area will help to build our research portfolio related to prevention and intervention with youth and families. Strong methodological skills, such as experience in the application of advanced multivariate statistics (e.g., multilevel modeling, latent growth curve modeling) or mixed methods, and the ability to secure external funding are expected. Experience with planning and implementation of randomized controlled trials is desirable. Successful candidates are expected to strengthen the department’s overall research capacity, to enhance the college’s breadth in health-related research, and to contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in Human Development and Family Studies. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates whose work focuses on diverse populations are particularly encouraged to apply.


An earned Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies or related field, such as Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, or Counseling Psychology

Clinical Fellow, Pre-Clinical Fellow, or eligible to become a Pre-Clinical Fellow with AAMFT

Approved Supervisor, Supervisor Candidate, or eligible to become a Supervisor Candidate with AAMFT

An active program of research and record of scholarly publications

Evidence of potential to secure external funding for a systematic research program

Strong methodological skills

Commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring of doctoral students


Postdoctoral research experience or equivalent

Experience conducting intervention research

Commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration and research

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities


Sustain an active and visible program of research and scholarship

Seek and obtain extramural research funding for a programmatic research agenda

Teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students

Supervise students in the department’s Center for Family and Couple Therapy

Participate in departmental, college, and university governance

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary for this 9-month academic appointment will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Colorado State University offers an excellent selection of benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The following application materials should be submitted electronically to CHHS-HDFS_MFT_Search@mail.colostate.edu:

A cover letter

An up-to-date curriculum vitae;

Statement of research interests, and statement of teaching, mentoring, and clinical supervision philosophy

Three letters of reference; and

Three recent, reprints of peer-reviewed publications.

Inquiries regarding the position can be directed to: Shelley Haddock, PhD, LMFT, Search Committee Chair. Email: shelley.haddock@colostate.edu; Phone: (970) 491-5649.

For full consideration, applications need to be received by November 17, 2014. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

General information about Colorado State University can be found at http://www.colostate.edu. Information about Human Development and Family Studies can be found at http://www.hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

Resources for research and training include the include the Center for Family and Couple Therapy at http://www.cfct.chhs.colostate.edu; Campus Corps: Therapeutic Mentoring for At-Risk Youth at http://www.hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/students/undergraduate/campuscorps; the Center on Aging; the Prevention Center; and Extension at http://www.ext.colostate.edu/. Access

to other campus centers and institutes, such as the School of Public Health, are facilitated based on interest.

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, an hour’s drive north of Denver. Situated on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins has excellent schools, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a sunny climate. With a population of about 150,000, the city has been listed by several national publications as one of the best places to live in the United States.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

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