Assistant Professor of Counselor Education - Tenure Track

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Other Education, Special Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor of Counselor Education - Tenure Track Department 240625-Counselor Education Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 997508 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:
Rank & Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Central Missouri offers a competitive benefits package. For full benefit Information visit:

To Apply: Candidates must complete an online faculty profile found at and apply to position #997508.

Candidates are required to submit the following documentation:
  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. This is completed within the faculty profile.
The following are optional documents that may be submitted:
  • Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Statement
Three letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required if selected for an interview.

Initial screening of applications begins January 08, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

For additional information or to ask questions about the position, please contact Nancy Forth, PhD, NCC, LPC, or 660-543-8093

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.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

The Program:
The Counseling Program at the University of Central Missouri is proud to be a CACREP accredited program that prepares school counselors and clinical mental health at the master and education specialist levels who:
  • demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions,
  • are reflective practitioners,
  • advocate for clients, the counseling profession and society,
  • are prepared to serve a dynamic, diverse and complex society, and
  • adhere to the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association and the American School Counseling Association.
The University: The University of Central Missouri ( UCM ) is a comprehensive, public institution that was founded in 1871 and offers more than 150 programs of study and 40+ graduate programs. UMC serves more than 10,000 students from 43 states and 32 countries. The UCM experience transforms students into lifelong learners, dedicated to service, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world.

UCM’s programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges & Schools, and its teacher education programs have been authorized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ( DESE ).

The main campus in Warrensburg, Missouri is conveniently located 5O miles southeast of the Kansas City, Missouri area and 80 miles from the Kansas City International Airport. Working hours:
Professional Faculty Hours Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 09/20/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes 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
  • 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 (*).

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

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