Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

Position Title

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


School of Medicine

Vacancy Number


Work Location

Macon, GA or Atlanta, GA

Job Type

Full-time or Part-time

Job Category



The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks new faculty to join our Master of Family Therapy (MFT) Program on the Macon and Atlanta campuses. The position may be part-time or full time in Atlanta or Macon, depending on availability and preference.  The MFT program is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. For over thirty years, the MFT program has focused on training both MFT and medical students to fulfill MUSM’s mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and underserved Georgia residents. The MFT Program seeks to transform students into competent, compassionate and ethical professionals who work collaboratively to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families and communities. Emphasizing interactive and problem-based teaching strategies, our student-centered faculty provides a conceptual and practical foundation that equips graduates to be discerning consumers and innovative producers of knowledge across a variety of medical and other clinical settings, as well as academic institutions. This foundation prepares clinicians to articulate and utilize a wide variety of philosophical perspectives, theoretical orientations, and clinical modalities, all with inclusion of diverse contextual factors and social experiences that impact therapist and client systems, as well as institutions and communities in which they participate. Through scholarship and clinical outreach, students and faculty work closely to have local, regional, national, and international impact.

The MFT Program is administered on two campuses - Macon and Atlanta. The Macon program is located on Cherry Street in downtown Macon, close to the main MUSM campus. The Atlanta program is located on the Mercer University Atlanta campus.

Responsibilities of the position are:

  • to teach MFT courses.
  • to serve as a clinical supervisor to MFT students.
  • to contribute to the day to day functioning of the Mercer Family Therapy Center.
  • to contribute to governance of the Mercer MFT program by participating in regular faculty meetings, student admissions decisions, curriculum reviews, clinical evaluations of students, and/or special committees as needed (i.e., faculty/staff hiring interviews).
  • to engage in one or more of the four types of scholarship: (A) investigative research (including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods and program evaluation), (B) interdisciplinary integration, (C) application of theory/research/practice feedback loop, and/or (D) transformation of teaching practices.
  • to serve as a student-centered academic and professional development advisor and mentor to students.  
  • to serve as a role model for professional development through his or her active participation in MFT and/or interdisciplinary professional organizations.
  • to serve as a role-model for interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships through service to the university and community.  
  • to provide direct client services through Mercer Medicine, the group practice of Mercer School of Medicine.

Candidates must:

  • be a graduate of a doctoral program in marriage and family therapy or a closely related field (e.g., Counseling, Social Work, Psychology)
  • be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or eligible

The ideal candidate will:

  • be licensed or license eligible in the state of Georgia as a marriage and family therapist
  • have clinical experience with a variety of client populations
  • have experience with MFT education
  • be able to contribute to program operations and governance both independently and as a collaborative team member
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 the brief online application and submit a CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

For more information about the Medical Educator Track at MUSM, please see page 5: https://medicine.mercer.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/06/MUSM-Faculty-Handbook-Section-5.pdf

EEO Statement


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

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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