Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and
Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Program

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is seeking a creative and visionary colleague with a heart for teaching and the experience and credentials to provide leadership for its nationally recognized Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) degree program. The MFT Program is designed to educate persons with theological or spiritual commitments to become marriage and family therapists competent to practice in a diverse, multicultural, and interfaith world. Louisville Seminary accomplishes this by balancing classroom and intensive supervised experience in an on-campus counseling center and a broad range of off-campus sites.

At Louisville Seminary, marriage and family therapy is framed as a professional expression of pastoral care and counseling. Individuals trained in the MFT Program gain theoretical and practical tools to work as comprehensive mental health providers in a broad range of treatment contexts with careful attention to human, family and cultural diversity. To this end, the MFT Program is built on COAMFTE’s Foundational Curriculum in Marriage and Family Therapy and core theological courses that help students relate learning across theoretical, theological and spiritual disciplines.

The learning community of Louisville Seminary is characterized by vibrant student-faculty interaction and transformative practical training opportunities. A theological school of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville Seminary is committed to being a multicultural, multidenominational and anti-racist community of theological scholarship and learning. Our Presbyterian heritage informs our commitment to social justice in regard to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ecology as we carry out our mission of preparing people to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in a pluralistic world.




Interested candidates must send electronically: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) three letters of reference to:

Dr. Lesley Earles, Search Committee Chair
c/o Ms. Jean Newman at or

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40205

Commencement of application review will begin on October 15, 2021.


Founded in 1853, Louisville Seminary offers an inclusive and diverse learning community, welcoming students from wide ecumenical backgrounds while maintaining its long, historic commitment to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). The Seminary is committed to growing as a multicultural and anti-racist place of learning and living and to deepening ecumenical and inter-religious learning. It is distinguished by its nationally-recognized marriage and family therapy and field education programs, its black church studies program, the scholarship and church service among its faculty, and a commitment to training women and men to participate in the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ. For more information, call (800) 264-1839 or log onto

Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.