Department Chair - Couple and Family Therapy - Adler University in Chicago Illinois

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Adler University

Chicago, Illinois 60602

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Adler School is founded on an important idea: Our health resides in our community life and connections. This is what drives our groundbreaking curricula and commitment to social responsibility, from our campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver and through Adler Online. We work with those courageous enough to want to change the world.  Our doctoral and master's programs—many of them nationally recognized in fast-growing fields—prepare students to lead social change in the fields of psychology and mental health, criminal justice and public safety, business, public policy, and advocacy.  In January 2015, we will become Adler University, a new name selected to support our vision as the leading academic institution advancing socially responsible practice, healthy communities, and a more just society.

We are committed to quality through continuous process improvement and personal accountability.  As a result, we seek professionals, who embrace life-long learning, present proactive solutions and drive results to support social responsibility from the classroom to the community. 

The Department of Couple and Family Therapy at Adler University (previously Adler School of Professional Psychology) invites applications for a Department Chair position beginning summer 2015. The Department Chair serves as the administrative head of the Couple and Family Therapy Department, and leads department faculty in preparing socially responsible practitioners within the field. This person will contribute significantly to the pedagogy and scholarship of the master’s program in Couple and Family Therapy and the Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy (DCFT) program and will oversee processes related to COAMFTE accreditation.

In the CFT master’s program, the student body reflects many of the current trends within the field. The CFT program is increasingly diverse with regard to age, sexual identity, class, marital status, and language. The CFT program is committed to diversity and actively works to recruit and retain students to increase the diversity in all dimensions of culture.


The Department seeks to hire a candidate with an earned doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.  The successful candidate is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and licensed as a couple and family therapist; He or she is expected to have a strong record of leadership in an academic setting, teaching, and clinical training.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest; curriculum vita; statement of teaching, leadership, mentoring, and clinical supervision philosophy; and three professional references with contact information to Maria Fritz, Executive Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs at

Prior to an offer of employment, official transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required. Salary for this 12-month academic appointment is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A range of full benefits are provided and are detailed further on the employment page of our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler School of Professional Psychology that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The School does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


Keyword Phrases

  • couple and family therapy
  • higher education
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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