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Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling

University of Montana
Missoula, Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024

Job Details

Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College. Do not apply through or use easy apply through*.

The Department of Counseling at The University of Montana is pleased to invite applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor to begin mid-August 2024. The position is responsible for online teaching, and program coordination to support the CACREP accredited master’s in School Counseling program. The MA in School Counseling program is moving to an online delivery format, and seeks a candidate who can successfully develop and execute the program in partnership with Department faculty, recruit students, and maintain the quality of delivery that our existing face-to-face program delivers. The department is home to 6 full time faculty, one clinical faculty, and active doctoral teaching assistants.

The position’s 3-3 teaching load will include develop and teach online courses for the newly adapted online School Counseling MA program. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to advise students and aid in recruiting and retention efforts. In addition to coordinating, teaching, and advising, the successful candidate will join a team of colleagues committed to serving the department, university, and larger community.

The Department of Counseling at the University of Montana is committed to expanding diversity in all of its forms to enhance our university community and enrich student experiences. As such, we encourage applications from individuals with varied identities, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-Tenurable)
Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2024
Entry Rate: $70,000
Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement Contribution/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness

  • A doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision.
  • License eligible in Montana (School).
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and supervision.
  • Experience in K-12 school settings.
Preferred Qualifications

· Graduate from a CACREP accredited program.

· School Counseling experience.

· Experience with program coordination.

· Experience with online teaching.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

· University of Montana

o Video: Mission First, People Always

o UM on YouTube

· City of Missoula

o Video: There's This Place

o Destination Missoula

o Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

· The State of Montana

o Visit Montana

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through*.
  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and the interest in this position
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • One Page Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • A representative set of teaching evaluations
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Veronica Johnson,

* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

** Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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