Faculty and Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA, Atlanta, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians

Position Title

Faculty and Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


School of Medicine

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Macon, GA OR Atlanta, GA

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The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks a Program Director to lead its Master of Family Therapy (MFT) Program.  MUSM provides training in the biopsychosocial/spiritual model and a family systems perspective for physicians and other health care providers.   The MFT program is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM, for the past thirty-six years training both MFT and medical students to fulfill the schools’ mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia.

This is a 12 month position that reports to the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  The department faculty is multi-disciplinary and provides a positive, supportive, and collegial atmosphere.   The department also interfaces with other clinical departments and the basic science faculty of the medical school. 

The Program Director will work with administration, faculty, and students to continue to develop the MFT program on its campuses in Macon and Atlanta. The Macon program is located in the heart of downtown near Atrium Health Navicent, a Level I Trauma Center serving 28 counties in middle Georgia. The Atlanta program is located just inside the Atlanta Perimeter on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus of Mercer University. Students on the Atlanta campus benefit from many of the same amenities as those in Macon, such as on-campus housing and a wellness and recreation center.

The Program Director must have an energetic leadership style with the ability to engage outstanding faculty and students and to represent the program to the University and professional community. Duties will include administration of the program; hiring and supervision of faculty; recruiting students; teaching; supervising students; and engaging in scholarly activity.


A successful candidate will be a graduate of an AAMFT approved doctoral program in marriage and family therapy, be licensed or license eligible in Georgia, be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and have extensive experience in an AAMFT accredited graduate program.  A strong history of administrative experience and experience with COAMFTE Accreditation is required. The candidate must be eligible to receive an appointment at the Professor or Associate Professor rank.  The candidate should have familiarity with the COAMFTE accreditation standards and/or a history of participating in the accreditation process.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application and attach a CV, letter of interest, and the contact information for three references.  Questions about the position can be submitted to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Angela Hale, hale_aj@mercer.edu

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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