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The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Lee University seeks a tenure track position in Marriage and Family Therapy to begin in August of 2020.
Duties will include teaching marriage and family therapy graduate courses and supervising interns in our COAMFTE accredited MFT program and an anticipated MFT doctoral program. Faculty responsibilities include serving on committees, completing assessments for ongoing accreditation, engaging in scholarly activities in marriage and family therapy, advising students, service to the university and local community, development of curriculum, reporting to the department chair, and working cooperatively with departmental faculty. Faculty may be asked to be available to teach an additional part-time load of graduate coursework and supervision over some summer months.
The position requires that the faculty member is immediately able to become a licensed MFT in Tennessee. A doctorate is required, with preference given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Faculty that are not already AAMFT Supervisors will need to start the training process for credentials in their first semester.
Other expectations include an articulate faith commitment consistent with Christian belief and practice, demonstrated college teaching ability, ability to develop and mentor students in research projects and dissertations, and an ability to integrate elements of the Christian faith into course materials. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Lee University is a private, comprehensive, Christian university that is recognized as an emerging leader in higher education in the southeastern region. To help us evaluate your potential role as a member of our university, please include a completed application form (available at the website listed below), a statement of your Christian commitment, and a statement about the integration of your faith with the field of marriage and family therapy. Submit the above information, along with all transcripts, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable) to:
Dr. Jeffrey Sargent
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
1120 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
About Lee University
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region, and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" in the South by U.S. News & World Report (Comprehensive Medium-Size Universities). Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast.
Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee, and the largest in the Appalachian College Association. During that period, the university has seen a remarkable transformation that has included significant growth in its academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise, and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.
Lee is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and graduate levels through residential and distance programs. We seek to provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts ...and sciences and in the practice of various professions. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior is the controlling perspective from which our educational enterprise is carried out. The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.