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Department Faculty - Marriage and Family Therapy Department (Los Angeles Campus)

Department Faculty - Marriage and Family Therapy Department (Los Angeles Campus)

locationLos Angeles, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Faculty / Staff
Full Time

Job Description:

About The Chicago School

The Chicago School is a nonprofit university with seven in-person locations across the United States, a growing online campus, and education partnerships worldwide. The Chicago School is a minority-majority university with 6,000+ students across 35+ degree programs in psychology, behavioral health, and nursing. The Chicago School is committed to creating a diverse pipeline of future professionals who will fundamentally improve the health and well-being of future generations of diverse communities.  Founded in 1979 by a group of psychologists and educators, The Chicago School has grown into a dominant and globally respected leader in the fields of psychology and behavioral health sciences. Today, The Chicago School has an annual operating budget of nearly $150M and employs nearly 600 full-time faculty and staff. As an institution, The Chicago School is deeply committed to student success, innovation, and community impact. Our students are meaningfully connected in their communities, donating more than 1.2 million service hours per year through fieldwork and practicum opportunities.  The Chicago School is part of the The Community Solution, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. 

Position Summary:

Our Los Angeles campus has an opening for a Program Faculty member in the Marriage & Family Therapy program. The Marriage and Family Therapy Department consists of two programs: a M.A. in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy (offered at all three Southern California campuses – Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego), and a PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy (offered at the Los Angeles and Anaheim campuses). Both programs are endorsed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences and the M.A. in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy Program maintains COAMFTE Programmatic Accreditation.

Over the course of the three-semester academic year, Marriage & Family Therapy faculty members may be responsible for teaching, student advisement, chairing dissertations, research/scholarship, professional service to the School and community, and administration.  While program faculty members are fundamentally responsible for teaching in accordance with The Chicago School's workload policy, adjustments to an individual's teaching load may be made by the Department Chair based on program needs first and individual talents and abilities second.  Program Faculty members are recommended to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for hire by the Department Chair. 

Principle Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching 
    • Teach 18 credit hours over the course of three semesters
    • Hold office hours on a weekly basis
    • Remain current in field of study/teaching expertise and update course content to reflect knowledge updates
    • Prepare course syllabus and plans in accord with Department requirements
    • Select textbooks and teaching aids as required
    • Classroom instruction including lectures, demonstrations, discussions, or other appropriate modes of education delivery in a higher education setting
    • Develop, and regularly update, a system for ongoing evaluation of teaching and student learning
  • Advising
    • Maintain an advisee load according to Department needs
    • Spend time with advisees to provide mentorship on matters related to their academic, curricular, and career development
    • Mentor advisees in preparing their vita and training application materials, as well as write recommendation letters
    • Assist the Department Chair in documenting student progress through the program; when necessary, this includes crafting individual Academic Development Plans for Advisees, tracking their compliance, and documenting their progress
    • Present progress of advisees to Faculty at semester Student Review meetings, meet with advisees to gather additional information or communicate Faculty concerns, and report back to Faculty on the results 
  • Scholarship
    • Scholarship may include qualitative/quantitative research, presentations at professional conferences, scholarship-based community service, etc.
  • Professional Service
    • Maintain scholarly activities that further the practice of professional psychology
    • Foster education of, and interest in, student service in the community
    • Engage in community service
  • Service to Institution
    • Participate in Departmental functions, including but not limited to participating in the analysis of student progress, assisting in general faculty searches, and admissions activities, contributing to general and specific curriculum development activities, mentoring of new faculty members, and other related duties as assigned
    • Attendance at faculty meetings and participation in the Faculty Assembly is an expectation.
    • Service on committee(s) as agreed upon with Department Chair, including Departmental and Institutional Committees.

Position Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree Marriage and Family Therapy (graduation from a COAMFTE-accredited doctoral program preferred) or a related discipline.
  • Licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California.
  • AAMFT-Approved Supervisor eligible (AAMFT Approved Supervisor status preferred).
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred.
  • Record of scholarship and/or community service preferred.
  • Ability to behave in a collegial and professional manner with all members of The Chicago community.
  • Ability to adhere to the highest professional conduct and ethical standards
  • Ability to engage in his/her responsibilities with the promotion of The Chicago School mission and reputation in mind at all times.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


To apply, please complete this application and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations (if available). For more information about The Chicago School visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.

Compensation & Benefits

This opportunity is budgeted at $70,000 - $85,000 base compensation. Additional compensation factors may impact total compensation. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.


The Chicago School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students, and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per CDC guidance.