Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences/Couple & Family Therapy

Updated: about 13 hours ago
Location: Hammond, INDIANA

Job Summary

The Department of Behavioral Sciences in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest announces an exciting opportunity to apply for a Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor (rank and salary TBD based on experience and education) position in our COAMFTE Accredited Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy Program. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses, participate in program governance as a core faculty member, provide supervision for graduate student therapists, and have the opportunity to collaborate or develop research projects. The initial contract term is for one academic year, Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023, full time – to begin August 15, 2022.

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree from a COAMFTE Accredited Couple/Marriage & Family Therapy program; Preference given to those with a completed doctoral degree, ABD considered strongly
  • Licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist – Preferably in the States of Indiana and Illinois, or eligible for licensure
  • Approved Supervisor or Supervisor-in-Training Status from AAMFT

  • Experience in teaching at the Graduate Level, minimum experience at the Undergraduate Level
  • Have an active research agenda or plan/pathway toward program of research

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort; including scholarship, instruction and engagement. A complete application packet will include:

  • A cover letter that addresses your qualifications and how they match the position description. You should include a statement and conversation on Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging indicating any experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that embraces these values.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment),
  • Teaching Statement and Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Clinical Supervision
  • Copies of current license / approved supervisor certificate
  • Contact information for 3 professional references


All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Position inquiries may be sent to Christopher K Belous, PhD - Search Chair and Program Director at

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Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on two culturally diverse, student-centered campuses located in Northwest Indiana and within easy driving distance of Chicago, Illinois. PNW is the fifth largest public university in Indiana. Adding to the unique character of the institution is a richly diverse student body including more than seven percent of the international students and offering nearly 70 programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. The institution has distinguished itself with opportunities for experiential learning, undergraduate research and one-to-one relationships between students and faculty.

Department Profile

Behavioral Sciences is a vibrant department with several programs and opportunities for collaboration. In addition to Social Work, we offer undergraduate majors in Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Human Development and Family Studies, and Sociology and a graduate program in Couple and Family Therapy. The department also houses the Couple and Family Therapy Center, which is located in the PNW Indianapolis Boulevard Counseling Center. Our students are primarily first-generation college students. In support of the University’s Strategic Plan, the Department is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff who foster diverse learning environments for students. 

Program Profile

The Couple & Family Therapy Program at Purdue University Northwest embraces a scholar/practitioner model of systemic family therapy training, heavily informed and influenced by social justice and the critical examination of social discourse. This program trains people to become agents of social change that are able to provide ethical, research-informed, culturally competent relational mental health services to a range of clients from intersectional social locations. Our program offers multiple opportunities to specialize and train in various approaches to systemic treatment, along with the academic and experiential preparation to begin a career as a “Marriage and Family Therapist” (the current license/professional title of our mental health discipline). Our students regularly publish articles and papers, present at national and international conferences, and go on for doctoral education around the country.

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