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Adjunct Faculty in Marriage and Family Therapy


The Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary is accepting applications for adjunct instructors with expertise in child and adolescent therapy in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. Academic teaching and clinical lab instructor positions are available.


STARTING DATE: January 2023

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. An appointment will be made as soon as a suitable candidate(s) is discerned.


The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program is a vibrant, rapidly growing program situated within the Biblical Seminary at Fresno Pacific University offered at the main campus location in Fresno, California. MFT faculty members are known for their engagement and transformative work with students and in local communities. Fresno County is ethnically diverse and has several of the deepest pockets of poverty in the United States. The MFT program prepares students to serve a diverse, multicultural clientele and engage with people who are at-risk, underserved, or marginalized. Spanish and/or Hmong-speaking faculty applicants are highly desired.


The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program is looking for two adjunct faculty instructors with expertise in child and adolescent therapy to join a collaborative faculty team and diverse student body. Primary duties include teaching graduate courses in child and adolescent therapy, establishing partnerships and overseeing child lab placements of MFT students, and positive community investment within the Central Valley. Significant counseling experience is required. License or license eligibility within California as a marriage and family therapist or clinical psychologist is preferred, with associated professional licensing considered. AAMFT and/or CAMFT supervisor designation or candidate certification preferred, but not mandatory.


The MFT program is intentionally placed within the Seminary at Fresno Pacific University. MFT faculty function as part of an interdisciplinary team in Seminary operations alongside faculty in Bible, Theology, Pastoral Ministries, Community Transformation, and Missions. Significant importance is placed on the integration of counseling, psychology, and the Christian faith within all MFT courses. In addition to emphasizing excellence in academics and clinical skill acquisition, a unique element of the MFT program at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary rests in its prioritization of the development of the person of the therapist. Faculty focus on intrapsychic and relational character formation to produce insightful, well-grounded clinicians prepared for the complexities of work in the counseling field. Teaching and mentoring are significant aspects of faculty investment. An entrepreneurial spirit with a view of counseling as ministry and interest in developing new avenues of reaching underserved populations is highly desired.



  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or associated field
  • Licensed or license-eligible Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of California
  • Evidence of significant clinical experience and counseling skill
  • Experience in working with diverse populations in community-based settings
  • Evidence of strong communication skills
  • Interest in, and capacity for, multidisciplinary collaborative team involvement
  • Evidence or capacity for entrepreneurial initiative
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning


  • Earned doctorate or doctoral potential in Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, or closely related field (COAMFTE or CACREP accredited program preferred)
  • Graduate degree or evidence of study in Bible or Theology
  • AAMFT and/or CAMFT Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate, or significant experience providing clinical supervision and training
  • Graduate teaching experience
  • Knowledgeable regarding a wide range of theories of counseling with children and adolescents, with expertise in family systems and multicultural counseling approaches
  • Ability to teach, counsel, and supervise in Spanish and/or Hmong languages


Dependent on qualifications and experience.


The link to the application is within the job description at

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Biblical Seminary Dean's Office
Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box. 14
Fresno, CA 93702

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Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific Idea at

Fresno Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or physical handicap in its hiring practices. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.