Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate education and graduate programs, Whitworth combines the Christian heritage of University, its commitment to academic rigor and its long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the college’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart.”

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Education, works closely with, and under the direct supervision of the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, teaches marriage and family therapy courses in the graduate program, and supervises practicum and internship students in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.


  1. Teach graduate marriage and family therapy (MFT) courses and other courses in the graduate program as needed.
  2. Serves as the Clinical Director of the MFT Program, which has responsibility for coordinating off-campus clinical placements, developing affiliation agreements, training site supervisors, conducting site visits, managing clinical evaluation processes, tracking progress towards completion of clinical training requirements, and developing remediation plans when required.
  3. Supervise practicum and internship students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program, mentor graduate students.
  4. Monitor academic progress of students.
  5. Develop student growth plans as needed.
  6. Serve on thesis committees.
  7. Serve on the Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Board, and counseling team.
  8. Assist in ensuring that the MFT program complies with accreditation standards.
  9. Help oversee the implementation of the MFT assessment plan.
  10. Attend state/national meetings related to the MFT program as needed.
  11. Assist with student recruitment for the counseling program.
  12. Serves on MFT admissions committee, participate in departmental activities and governance (i.e. Attend faculty assemblies, professional development days, retreats, committees, advising.)
  13. Active involvement in appropriate professional and scholarly activities including research, participation in state, regional and national professional associations.


  • Earned Doctorate in marriage and family therapy, psychology or closely related field. (ABD candidates with an anticipated graduation date before July 2019 will be considered).
  • Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Clinical Fellow status with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and Approved Supervisor status with AAMFT (supervisor candidates will be considered).
  • University level teaching experience desirable.
  • A minimum of three years of experience as an MFT.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Familiarity with integration of technology in education.
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
  • A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
  • Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.

The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs.

  1. A letter of interest, including a narrative description of teaching and supervision experience.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references
  4. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
  5. Three recent student course evaluations (if applicable)
  6. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith. For expanded guidelines, please see (www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay).

Please direct questions about the application process to Human Resources at eforman@whitworth.edu .

Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Roberta Wilburn at rwilburn@whitworth.edu.

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.