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

2191 17479
Position ID:OSU-HS-HSCFT2 [#17479, CFT 2]
Position Title: Couples and Family Therapy (CFT)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Couple and Family Therapy
Human Sciences
Appl Deadline:2021/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/05, listed until 2021/01/08)
Position Description:    

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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty in Couple and Family Therapy,                      Human Development and Family Science Program

Department of Human Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology,                    The Ohio State University

The Department of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) open rank tenure-track position in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) in the Human Development and Family Science Program to complement and extend our accredited CFT PhD degree program and our new CFT Master’s degree program. We seek a faculty member with demonstrated;

·       teaching and clinical supervision excellence;

·       potential for or strong record of research;

·       record of seeking and/or obtaining extramural funding; and

·       expertise aligned with one or more of the following Pillars in the College of Education and Human Ecology: Early Childhood, Urban and Rural Education, Health and Economic Vitality, and Internalization and Global Engagement.

Candidates with experience and/or interest in administration/leadership are also encouraged to apply.

This position will begin in August of 2021. Our CFT program trains graduate students to employ foundational and evidence-based clinical practices in a variety of contexts, including at the OSU CFT Clinic which serves 200-300 clients per year, in established integrated health care settings, and early childcare centers and schools. Additionally, our faculty train CFT students to conduct advanced theoretical and clinical research and many become faculty in CFT programs across the country.

The Department of Human Sciences has a commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service that advances relationships, development, health, wellbeing, and economic vitality across a diversity of contexts and peoples. The Department values collaborative scholarship among colleagues in and across the College, University, and other relevant stakeholders. The Ohio State University has world-class array of resources and opportunities for new faculty, including the OSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Department of Defense Virtual Lab School, Schoenbaum Family Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Nisonger Center, Wexner Medical Center, and OSU Child Care Program. The candidate is expected to conduct an active and focused program of scholarship yielding published peer-reviewed research; obtaining external funding to support research; teaching current and new graduate and undergraduate courses in couple and family therapy and possibly other areas of human development and family science; mentoring master’s and doctoral students; and actively participating in Department, College, and professional service activities.

Qualifications: At the time of appointment, candidates are required to have a doctorate in couple and family therapy/marriage and family therapy/medical family therapy/related field, be independently state licensed or on track to have their license, a clinical member of AAMFT, and should be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor/Candidate. Candidates must have an established record of empirical peer-reviewed publications commensurate with the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor at the Ohio State University, experience working with or advising Master’s and Doctoral students, and a commitment to quality teaching, clinical supervision, and advising/mentorship. Preference will be granted to those faculty qualified at the Associate or Full Professor levels. Candidates with experience teaching therapy with children, diversity, diagnosis, and couples therapy courses are preferred but not required. Candidates should have a record of, or strong potential for, extramural funding commensurate with rank. The Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching/supervision statement, two references (writer’s contact information only), and three representative peer-reviewed publications.

Submission of electronic applications is required; please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online:

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Keeley Pratt, Search Committee Chair at or phone 614-247-7883.

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited.

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY: The Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) master’s program and doctoral specialization is located in the Human Development and Family Science Program. The mission of the program is to train students to be excellent research clinicians for academic and research settings, who have a sustainable program of research in areas that move the fields of CFT and Family Science forward. The CFT doctoral program was recently ranked first in scholarly productivity (for faculty overall publications, and first authored publications) among COAMFE Accredited doctoral programs (DuPree & Bean, 2018). The CFT program is led by Dr. Suzanne Bartle-Haring and includes Dr. Keeley Pratt and Ms. Charlie Knerr. The OSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is located on campus and is equipped with state-of-the-art research-grade clinical and supervision observational systems. Faculty have also developed clinical research collaborations with the Wexner Medical Center (family medicine, weight management and bariatric surgery), the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Schoenbaum Family Center.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCE: The Human Development and Family Science program in the Department of Human Sciences was recently ranked one of the top Human Development and Family Science programs in the country. The Human Development and Family Science program offers Ph.D. ( and B.S. ( degrees in Human Development and Family Science. The program also offers an A.A. degree in Early Childhood Development and Education ( and a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy ( The program is composed of an internationally recognized faculty with active research agendas.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SCIENCES: 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 OSU Extension 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 53 productive members, with grants from local, state, and federal organizations such as NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Faculty also have funding from a host of industry- and community-based organizations. In FY 2017, Human Sciences had $3M expenditures from current awards and 14 new awards totaling $5.1M. Ten graduate majors and nine undergraduate majors are housed within the department; students may choose from 36 curricular options. In autumn 2017, 11,638 undergraduate and 584 graduate students were enrolled in coursework of the department. 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. For more information, please visit 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY: 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 are 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. HDFS is ranked No. 6 among HDFS doctoral programs. 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. For more information, please visit

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: 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 over 105,000 enthusiastic fans on fall Saturdays. Discover more about The Ohio State University at

COLUMBUS, OHIO: The city of Columbus is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for The Ohio State University. 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.


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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