The College of Education & Human Ecology, Human Sciences, The Ohio State University

2191 10648
Position ID:OSU-HS-CFT [#10648, HS-1]
Position Title: Couple and Family Therapy
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Couple and Family Therapy
Appl Deadline:2018/03/01 finished (posted 2017/12/18, finished 2018/06/06, listed until 2018/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Couple and Family Therapy Specialization in the Human Sciences Department of The Ohio State University is seeking a .50 FTE clinical faculty member.


Position Description

Primary responsibilities will include supervising doctoral students training in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) at our on-campus training clinic.  This includes individual and group supervision, signing off on all clinical notes, being on call for clinic emergencies, and coordinating clinic business with one undergraduate assistant and one graduate student coordinator.   Secondary responsibilities will include seeking grants and contracts from community agencies to expand services at the clinic as well as externship sites to begin recruiting students for a masters degree in Couple and Family Therapy in the department.  This would include developing a business plan for the clinic that would increase income in the clinic to pay the salary of a full time clinic director.  This half time clinical faculty member may also negotiate with the department to teach courses above and beyond the duties described above with a negotiated increase in pay.


·        Masters or Ph.D. (preferred) in Couple and Family Therapy from a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education accredited program. 

·        Independent license in MFT from the state of Ohio along with supervisor status, and/or an Approved Supervisor with AAMFT.  



Commensurate with experience and qualifications.



·        Supervise clinical work of students in the CFT Specialization.

·        Provide leadership and direction for on-campus training clinic.

·        Develop strategies and contacts to increase the services at the clinic to increase revenues that would contribute to the salary of a full-time position.

·        Develop recruitment strategies and a business plan for the masters degree program in CFT. 


Couple and Family Therapy Specialization

               The Couple and Family Therapy Specialization is a COAMFTE accredited Ph.D. program with three full-time tenure track faculty members.  Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Ph.D. is the director of the program, with Natasha Slesnick, Ph.D. and Keeley Pratt, Ph.D.  These faculty teach both the masters level curriculum and doctoral level curriculum courses for students in the program.  The masters level curriculum prepares students to provide couple and family therapy including theory, diagnosis and assessment, ethics and human development course.  The doctoral level curriculum is focused on research skills, and supervisory skill development.  The faculty also provide research advising and clinical supervision to graduate students in CFT.  Students are admitted to the program with a bachelors or master’s degree. Those entering with a bachelor’s degree must obtain 1000 hours of client contact to earn the Ph.D. Those entering with a COAMFTE accredited master’s degree must obtain 500 client contact hours to complete the Ph.D.. All students are supervised via a 5:1 client contact hour to supervision hour ratio.

The Department

The Department of Human Sciences is home to four core academic areas, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees:  Consumer Sciences, Human Development and Family Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and Kinesiology. In addition, the department plays a leadership role in Ohio State’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Nutrition (OSUN), and houses the Sport, Fitness and Health Program, an activity-based academic program providing classes to more than 8,000 Ohio State students each year. A strong partnership with the OSU extension office enhances opportunities for outreach and engagement in the state of Ohio. Another important university partnership exists with Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, with an emphasis in our department on metabolomics.


The department has a faculty of 54 productive members, with grants from local, state, and federal organizations such as NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Faculty also have industry-based funding from organizations such as Neptune Technologies and Bioresources and the Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In FY 2016, Human Sciences had the most funded research activity in the college, with $5.6M expenditures from current awards and 18 new awards totaling $7.8M. Ten graduate majors and nine undergraduate majors are housed within the department; students may choose from 36 curricular options. In autumn 2016, 11,841 undergraduate and 614 graduate students were enrolled in departmental course work.  In addition to our highly-qualified faculty, we have  full-time staff members, lecturers and graduate assistants to support the department’s academic mission. These talented individuals provide instructional and academic assistance that is crucial to the successful operation of such a large unit.


The College and University

The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn and embrace the human experience. We're known for developing Ohio's best educators, researchers, policymakers, exercise scientists, biomedical nutrition researchers, dietitians, financial advisors, event coordinators and other experts who improve society. The US News and World Report college ranking is No. 18 among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education, tied with the University of California-Berkeley. The college ranks No. 10 among public universities. The Nutrition PhD program is ranked No. 9 among all doctoral programs in Nutrition in the United States according to the last National Research Council rankings. The Kinesiology program is ranked No. 6 among 52 similar programs in the United States according to the 2015 rankings by the National Academy of Kinesiology.

The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive public universities, with over 63,000 students. Ohio State is further recognized as a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Home to Buckeye football, the stadium attracts more over 105,000 enthusiastic fans on fall Saturdays. Discover more about The Ohio State University here.

Columbus, Ohio

The city of Columbus is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for the Buckeyes. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation’s second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The Columbus metro area continued its steady growth as its population hit 2,021,632 in 2015, up about 1.2 percent from 1,997,308 a year earlier. The city’s corporate base and higher-education system draw people to it. The city is the 15th largest in the country; the metro area is 32nd. Explore the city of Columbus through this link.



Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (CV), a supervision philosophy statement, and names and contact information of three references. Submission of electronic applications is required to:

Please contact Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Ph.D. with questions about the position (614-688-3259;  Application due date:  March 1, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed as received.    


EEO/AA Employer

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Further Info:
114 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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