Adjunct Professor of Advanced Couples Track

About Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928, enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers various liberal arts, professional, accelerated and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city.

Position Summary

Mount Mercy University is seeking candidates to fill the position of Adjunct Professor of Advanced Couples within the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program and Post- Graduate Certificate. This position reports to the Program Director of MFT and an adjunct position. Our Doctoral Program and Post-Graduate certificates are structured in an apprentice model, with personalized, student-driven learning.

This position is an adjunct position in the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral and Post-Graduate Certificate Programs in the Advanced Couples Track.

All courses in our MFT programs are taught 5:30-9:30 pm CST, in 5-or 10-week accelerated block scheduling. These courses are to be taught LIVE-Online (via Zoom/Microsoft teams), thus being taught anywhere.

Courses needed:

MF 823 Couples in Crisis- Block 7 (April 25- June 4, 2022) Taught Live-Online, Wednesday Nights with 20 hours of experiential learning required for 5-weeks.

MF 820 Communication Processes in Couples- Block 8/9 (June 6- August 20, 2022) Taught Live-Online, 1-night a week (Wednesday or Thursday) for 10-weeks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Successful experience in providing direct counseling services and passion for couple therapy work

  • High level of initiative, planning, communication, and organizational skills, including demonstrated abilities to properly provide distance support to doctoral student and post-graduate certificate learners

  • Extensive experience using positive personal relationships and community-building skills to motivate exceptional performance with student leaders and community members.

  • Comfortable with Personalized and student-driven learning plans for the course

  • Ability to communicate clearly and use Technology to support teaching, Live-Online


Must have a Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and be fully licensed with at least three years of experience in couples therapy

Experience Required

  1. Preferred 5+ years of couples therapy experience as an LMFT in the state of location

  2. Strong consideration given to a mental health provider with supervision experience with preferred consideration given to AAMFT approved supervisor.

  3. Preferred experience in Teaching Advanced Doctoral courses and Using Technology to teach at a distance LIVE-online


A valid LMFT is required

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Adjunct Couples Track.” Paper application materials will not be accepted. The position will be open until filled. Application review will begin immediately.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service. Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and smoke-free campus.