Assistant Professor MFT

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Location: Wichita, KANSAS
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Assistant Professor MFT

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Job Description

Friends University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, faculty position in Marriage and Family Therapy (Master of Science in Family Therapy) at our Wichita Campus. This position is a 9-month faculty appointment and reports to the Chair of the Division, Dr. Culver-Turner and Dr. Habben.  The ideal candidate will hold a Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or closely related field with successful teaching experience. 


Friends University offers a complement of traditional undergraduate majors, non-traditional adult degree-completion programs, and professional graduate programs.  Founded in 1898, the University is situated on a beautiful park-like campus in the heart of Wichita, Kansas.  Wichita is a vibrant urban city with all the charms of a small town.  Our great community offers something for everyone and is rich in arts, education, leisure, and commercial resources.

Friends University seeks to hire faculty who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence).  The mission of the University is:

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives.

The Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) program began in Wichita in 1986 as one of the first of two master’s degree programs to launch Friends University into graduate education and expanded to include a delivery site in the greater Kansas City area in 1996. The MSFT degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marital and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) with the most recent accreditation renewal completed in 2018.

The Wichita location trains a cohort of 34 students as they move through the 60-credit hour, 24-month degree in a cohort model. Students range in age from 22 – 60 and represent varied demographics with regard to spirituality, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.


The person selected for this position will receive a 9-month contract to fulfill the duties of a core faculty member for the Wichita program. MSFT faculty outcomes include meeting University faculty role expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service, interpersonal competency in interaction with the program students, colleagues and stakeholders, contribution to engaging diversity through instruction, supervision, and program development, contribution to MSFT program effectiveness, and contribution to the practice and profession of MFT.  Assignments in teaching are based upon the candidate’s credentials and the division’s curricular needs.  The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in recruiting prospective students for the Master of Science in Family Therapy program.

This program prioritizes working in a collaborative team environment.  As a core faculty member, there is an expectation to pursue, model and train a high threshold for interpersonal competency.  This requires the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate, both orally and in writing, with diverse sets of constituencies.

Skills & Requirements


  • Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, or a closely related professional field
  • Demonstrated strong clinical experience and skills
  • University level teaching experience in graduate Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related field
  • AAMFT Clinical Fellow Membership
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor Designation/AAMFT Supervisor Candidate
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Kansas



  • The university prefers to hire a candidate who holds a doctoral degree from a COAMFTE accredited program with 3-5 years college teaching experience
  • Experience engaging with AAMFT and/or COAMFTE
  • Experience as an AAMFT supervisor


Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarship, and contact information for three professional references.

Official transcripts, three signed original letters of reference, and a teaching demonstration will be required of all finalists.

The position starts fall of 2023.

Please visit our website at  to apply.  Only applications submitted through this Friends University online website application process will be accepted.

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