Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy, Assistant or Associate Professor


Oregon Institute of Technology invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track appointment (assistant or associate professor) starting September 16, 2014.   The person appointed to this position will be the Program Director for a new MS degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).  Oregon Tech seeks an energetic and enthusiastic faculty member who can bring knowledge, experience and initiative to launching this new program.  Start date for the MFT program will be September 2015.  Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Typical appointments are for nine months (September 16 through June 15). Additional opportunities to teach summer and online may be available and professional consulting is supported.

Responsibilities will include coordinating student recruitment and admission, faculty recruitment, curriculum development, and program development as well as teaching in the new MFT program. The new MFT program will be housed within the Humanities and Social Sciences department; a dynamic and growing department with a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly between healthcare and the social sciences.

Oregon Tech’s primary mission is teaching. Candidates must be student-oriented and able to teach graduate seminar and lab classes with a hands-on emphasis. Successful candidates will be expected to provide service to the university and community, contribute to departmental goals, and maintain professional development activities. 

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited college or university; experience in program administration; clinical experience including work with underserved, rural populations and/or medical family therapy;  teaching experience with demonstrated effectiveness and student success at the graduate level; LMFT or license-eligible  in Oregon.  Familiarity with MFT accreditation standards and state MFT licensure standards across the United States is highly desirable. 

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application addressing how your experience has prepared you for a leadership role in program planning and implementation, curriculum vita, copies of student evaluations (if available), and three letters of reference electronically to for position #14-66008.  Application material may also be mailed to Oregon Tech Office of Human Resources, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or faxed to (541) 851-5200. 

  • Offer of employment will be contingent upon ability to successfully complete a criminal history/background check.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, foreign nationals granted temporary residence under one of the 1986 legalization programs, refugees, and asylees.

For further information, contact Dr. Maria Lynn Kessler, Search Committee Chair, at (541) 885-1674,, or visit Oregon Tech’s website at

OIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA employer

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