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Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Working Title
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science - Tenure Track

240220- Human Development & Family Science

Pay Rate
Per Faculty Salary Model



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 997301.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts for all awarded degrees; additional materials may be requested.

If contacted for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2023. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Adriatik Likcani (, or Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein (, Co-Chairs of the search committee.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at> or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/ EEO / ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The Department of Human Services, Human Development and Family Science program at the University of Central Missouri invites applications for one assistant professor position 997301 in the Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Development and Family Science graduate and undergraduate programs. The tenure track position will begin August 8, 2023.

The faculty will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Marriage and Family Therapy and Human Development and Family Science. The position involves scholarly activity and professional service to the program, school, university, and professional organizations. Scholarly activity, such as presentations, grants, and publications, is necessary for promotion and tenure. Preferred candidate will have the ability to utilize technology, experience with learning management systems, and teach online courses. Summer teaching opportunities may be available.

Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

An earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Couple Counseling, Human Development, Family Studies, or related field preferred at time of hire ( ABD considered with degree conferred no later than August 1, 2024).

Candidates should provide evidence of developing a program of research, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, and engagement in service/outreach; ability to advance department’s commitment to diversity; excellent team collaboration skills, competency in instructional technology, and excellent oral and written communication skills. This position carries responsibilities for teaching, research and service, clinical supervision, including advisement, recruitment and networking with professionals in the field. The position will assist in the implementation of the Marriage and Family Therapy specialization in the Human Development and Family Science MS program. Applicant must hold a license to practice MFT and be an approved supervisor with AAMFT . Preference may be given to candidates with teaching experience, MFT program development, and/or clinic management.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard


Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:
Professional appearance

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
Optional Documents

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