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Visiting Assistant Professor

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: Human Development & Family Science
Location: Greater Washington, D.C., Metro Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

The Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach graduate level courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program located in Falls Church, Virginia (, which is located 6 miles from Washington, DC. This non-tenure track position is a 1-year, renewable contract for the period of 3 years (Fall 2020 - Spring 2023), beginning August 10, 2020 on the Falls Church campus. The expected teaching load is three/three courses per academic year.

Job Description

Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position in Marriage and Family Therapy in the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at the Visiting Assistant Professor level to start Fall, 2020 at our Falls Church, VA campus. This non-tenure track position is a 1-year, renewable contract for the period of 3 years (Fall 2020 - Spring 2023), beginning August 10, 2020.

The department is seeking a scholar who has an excellent record of teaching and professional engagement. The mission of the MFT Master's Program is to provide the training necessary for graduates to become competent, research-informed clinicians, able to work systemically in varied settings with individuals, couples and families from diverse populations, and to become active contributing members to the MFT field. The MFT Master’s Program is known for its strong clinical training and high quality faculty research. In addition, we are searching for a scholar who will design and teach innovative university courses in-person and online, serve on clinical project and/or thesis committees of master’s students, teach practicum for master’s students, and provide service on departmental, college, and university committees. The expected teaching load is three/three courses per academic year.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the clinical experience necessary to supervise students and clients effectively from a variety of backgrounds. A strong commitment to innovation, diversity and inclusion, social justice, community engagement, and a collaborative and collegial atmosphere are highly valued.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) or a related field. Clinical and supervisory experience as a marriage and family therapist. Experience with collegiate teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to teach graduate courses in marriage and family therapy. Topics may include: multicultural family therapy, marriage and family therapy techniques, diagnosis and treatment in the family context, perspectives in human sexuality, and ethics in marriage and family therapy.
Designation as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and an AAMFT Clinical Fellow is strongly
preferred as is the ability to obtain Virginia MFT licensure. Two years or more of experience designing and teaching college or university courses.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience.

Review Date

June 30, 2020

Additional Information

Applications must be submitted electronically. Attach to the electronic application 1) cover letter; 2) teaching philosophy statement; 3) teaching evaluations; 4) a curriculum vitae; and 5) contact information for three professional references.

Questions may be directed to Jenene Case Pease, Search Committee Chair at

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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