Faculty, Master of Family Therapy Program

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Job description

Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Vacancy Number F18-064
Work Location Atlanta

AA/EEO Employer/Veteran/Disabled

Responsibilities
The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science seeks a new faculty member to join our Master of Family Therapy (MFT) Program on the Atlanta campus beginning January 2, 2018. This is a 12-month, non-tenure (clinical) track position where rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate. The MFT program is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM and the Department of Psychiatry. For over thirty years the MFT program has focused on training both MFT and medical students to fulfill MUSM’s mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and underserved Georgia residents. The MFT Program seeks to transform students into competent, compassionate and ethical professionals who work collaboratively to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families and communities. Emphasizing interactive and problem-based teaching strategies, our student-centered faculty provides a conceptual and practical foundation that equips graduates to be discerning consumers and innovative producers of knowledge across a variety of medical and other clinical settings, as well as academic institutions. This foundation prepares clinicians to articulate and utilize a wide variety of philosophical perspectives, theoretical orientations, and clinical modalities, all with sensitivity to diverse contextual factors that impact therapist and client systems, as well as institutions and communities in which they participate. Through scholarship and clinical outreach, students and faculty work closely to have local, regional, national, and international impact.

The MFT Program is administered on two campuses in Macon and Atlanta. The Atlanta program is located on the campus of Piedmont Hospital, a 488-bed acute tertiary care facility specializing in heart health, transplant services and cancer care in the north Atlanta community of Buckhead. The Macon program is located close to the main MUSM campus and is adjacent to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, a Level I Trauma Center serving 28 counties in middle Georgia.

Responsibilities of the position are:

  • to teach MFT courses
  • to serve as Clinic Coordinator responsible for administrative oversight of the day to day management of the student training clinic
  • to serve as Community Placement Coordinator responsible for placement and monitoring of students in community agencies as well as the relationship between community agencies and the MFT Program
  • to serve as a clinical supervisor to MFT students
  • to contribute to governance of the Mercer MFT program by participating in regular faculty meetings, student admissions decisions, curriculum reviews, clinical evaluations of students, and/or special committees as needed (i.e., faculty/staff hiring interviews)
  • to engage in one or more of the four types of scholarship: (A) investigative research (including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods and program evaluation), (B) interdisciplinary integration, © application of theory/research/practice feedback loop, and/or (D) transformation of teaching practices
  • to serve as a student-centered academic and professional development advisor and mentor to students
  • to serve as a role model for professional development through his or her active participation in MFT and/or interdisciplinary professional organizations
  • to serve as a role-model for interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships through service to the university and community
  • to provide direct client services through Mercer Medicine, the group practice of Mercer School of Medicine

Qualifications
Candidates must:

  • be a graduate of an COAMFTE accredited doctoral program in marriage and family therapy or a related field
  • be licensed or license eligible in the state of Georgia as a marriage and family therapist
  • be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate
  • have familiarity with COAMFTE accreditation standards and/or a history of participating in the accreditation process
  • have considerable clinical experience with a variety of client populations
  • have familiarity and/or experience with medical settings and culture
  • be able to contribute to program operations and governance both independently and as a collaborative team member
  • Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application and submit a CV, letter of interest, and three letters of reference with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis Monthly

How to apply

Apply online

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References

About Mercer Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral-level degrees. Founded by early 19th century Baptists, Mercer — while no longer formally affiliated with the Baptist denomination — remains committed to an educational environment that embraces intellectual and religious freedom while affirming values that arise from a Judeo-Christian understanding of the world.