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Assistant Professor of Counseling - Tenure Track

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Working Title
Assistant Professor of Counseling - Tenure Track

240625-Counselor Education

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 997508

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; (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references. Optional documents that may be submitted are Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness, Teaching Philosophy, and Research Statement.

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 January 8, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2024. This is a 9-month appointment.

For additional information or to ask questions about this position, please contact Lucy Phillips, PhD, NCC, LPC, at or 660-543-8204.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at

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.4

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The Counseling Program at the University of Central Missouri is excited to invite applications for a 12-month tenure-track assistant professor position. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including: teaching graduate courses in the Counseling Program (at both Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit campuses), providing clinical supervision and academic advising; participating in broad-based university, college, departmental, and program committee work and professional service; and conducting research and scholarly activity.

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

Other Education & Formal Training

Earned doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, from a CACREP -accredited program within 1 year of hire required.

Computer Skills
Other - Competence in instructional technology


  • Experience in K-12 school counseling;
  • Knowledge of Comprehensive School Counseling Program;
  • Experience providing supervision to counselors-in-training at the master’s level;
  • Evidence of successful teaching and communication skills in Counselor Education and Supervision;
  • Interest in providing leadership with professional counseling associations;
  • Identified research agenda and interest in working with research teams.
  • School counseling certification or eligibility for school counseling certification in Missouri within one year of hire or licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional counselor in Missouri within one year of hire;
  • Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor;
  • Experience with CACREP standards and familiarity with the accreditation process;
  • Ability to contribute to relationships among faculty, staff, and students in the professional environment;
  • Experience in hybrid and/or online instruction and development;
  • Demonstrated ability to actively collaborate and communicate with colleagues, local stakeholders, and within the counseling profession;
  • Demonstrated interest in working with diverse populations and social justice advocacy issues;
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to evidence-based school counseling practices.
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, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Excellent collaborative skills

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:
Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions

Ability to Keyboard

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
  1. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  2. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  3. Research Statement


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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