The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) at Northern Illinois University seeks applications for an anticipated 12-month, clinical assistant professor in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) who will serve as the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic (CFTC) Director. The CFTC is a training and research facility that supports the Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (SMFT) master’s degree program. It functions as a community mental health clinic that provides individual, couple, and family therapy services, on a sliding fee scale, to NIU students, faculty, and community members. The CFTC is also a practicum site for the SMFT graduate students. It is the only COAMFTE- accredited graduate program in marriage and family therapy at a state-supported university in Illinois.
The position is housed in the area of Human Development and Family Sciences of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The School has 15 full-time faculty members and five supportive professional staff and offers 2 undergraduate and 1 Master’s degree program (www.chhs.niu.edu/fcns/). Northern Illinois University is a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body of over 17,000, located 65 miles west of Chicago.
The Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic will be one of the core faculty members within the Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The director will administer the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic including coordination and scheduling of all graduate students in training activities, facilitation of healthy staff and student relationships, maintaining clinic supplies, revision of administrative forms and manuals, management of clinic fiscal operations, and management of repairs and maintenance of the physical facility, The director will manage the graduate internship program, facilitate marketing and visibility for the clinic in the community, and work collaboratively with the FACS Chair and SMFT program director and HFDS faculty related to clinic issues. Teaching responsibilities include internship and practicum sections during fall, spring, and summer terms.