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Full-time Lecturer, Marital & Family Therapy (Clinical Training Director)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Full-time Lecturer (MFT Clinical Training Director/Lecturer)

Department of Marital and Family Therapy

College of Health, Human Services, & Nursing

Position Description

The Department of Marital and Family Therapy at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Temporary full-time Lecturer position at the rank of Lecturer (12-month) with the appointment starting in Spring 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Marital & Family Therapy Department

The Department of Marital and Family Therapy offers a 64-unit Master of Science (M.S.) degree evaluated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) required to pursue a license as a marriage and family therapist in California. The program aligns with the educational and clinical standards outlined by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The program includes family therapy theories, techniques, research in couples, marriage, family, and therapy, emphasis in diversity and social justice, and 300 client contact hours of supervised clinical traineeship in the greater Los Angeles area communities. The program adheres to a full-time cohort model to complete the program requirements within three years. Courses are offered primarily in the evening to accommodate those who work during the day.

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The MFT Clinical Director/Lecturer (CTD) is responsible for the clinical field training experience of all MFT students and reports to the MFT Department Chair. Half of the responsibilities involve direct oversight of the Clinical Training segment of the MFT Program. The MFT-CTD is the primary liaison between student trainees and numerous community sites located throughout Orange or LA counties.  The CTD has direct oversight (i.e., collection, and review) of supervisor evaluations for each MFT trainee. The other half of the MFT -CTD’s responsibilities includes a combination of teaching, supervision, student advisement, and department activities. The successful candidate will be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a CA state-Approved Supervisor or an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or a CAMFT certified Supervisor and has experience working in community mental health settings. Candidates should be familiar with California state licensure regulations and requirements and have excellent management and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing high quality service to CSUDH. The person will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of CSUDH’s Mission and Vision.



  • Be familiar with COAMFTE accreditation requirements, AAMFT requirements for membership and approved supervisor status, Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements for licensure and state & national professional organizations, their requirements, policies and procedures, and their codes of ethics. 
  • Assist sites to understand and conform to CSUDH’s standards and requirements. Provide mentorship to site supervisors as needed.
  • Assist students with all aspects of clinical training placement. This includes providing trainings on practicum and internship requirements and working with the program to assess students’ readiness for clinical practice. Work with students and sites to handle and resolve problem situations.
  • Managing related paperwork for student clinical experiences (clinical experiences handbook, all documentation via TEVERA; track student client contact hours, clinical skills, and professional development over time
  • Develop, approve, and maintain community practicum sites.
  • Facilitate annual practicum fairs with CAMFT and other MFT programs to allow students and site supervisors to interact and explore placement options.
  • Review student, site, and practicum instructor documentation to ensure compliance with program mandates; Provide campus availability for student contact, interaction with faculty and practicum instructors. 
  • Work with the Administrative Assistant/Graduate Assistant to monitor student compliance with training requirements and data collection.
  • Attend monthly and/or semi-monthly department faculty and administrative meetings, and participate in program related activities, including interview day, graduation, etc.

Teaching, Supervising and Advising

  • Teaching MFT courses per semester in the MFT master’s program
  • Supervision of MFT trainees (as part of teaching load)
  • Participate in ongoing curriculum improvements.
  • Advise students as needed.


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching graduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • A master’s degree in Marital & Family Therapy, or related field with knowledge and experience in MFT relational/systemic therapy and supervision.
  • Experience as a licensed Marital & Family Therapist with a minimum of two years “post”- licensing experience. 
  • The candidate must be a CA-state approved Supervisor, or an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or Candidate or a CAMFT certified Supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Includes administrative and or supervisory experience in community mental health.
  • More than two years of experience teaching or supervising MFT students 
  • Current or previous experience and membership with either of the professional organizations that affect marital & family therapists (American Association of Marital & Family Therapists-AAMFT or California Association of Marital & Family Therapists-CAMFT) and familiarity with California law for MFTs.

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible.  Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: CSU COVID-19 Vaccinations Policy.

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

Additional Information

The full-time Lecturer (12-Month) classification salary range is $6,190 to $13,797.00 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit:

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised December 24, 2021, as a condition of employment. 

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in April 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than April 5, 2023.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum) *
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist) **
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Supervision
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

***Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Karen Quek, PhD

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (WH B-480 )

Carson, CA  90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free


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