Clinical Instructor

Columbia, MO
Feb 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

We are searching for individuals to fill two twelve-month Clinical Instructor positions with the University of Missouri (MU) to serve as principal support coaches for a Department of Justice funded research project to be implemented in the 2017-2021.  Although MU is the recipient of the grant, the project will involve middle and high schools in the Puget Sound Region in Washington State (Pierce and King Counties).  The coaches will be based in the Puget Sound region and will spend time on the campus of secondary schools (middle and high) in this region.  Additionally, coaches will be in direct communication with the lead trainer and the principal investigator on a periodic basis over the four years of the project.

Job Duties:
(1) Provide support to building level administrators in the implementation of Start on Time: Save Transitions and Reduced Tardies and the development and implementation of positive behavior support described in Leadership in Behavior Support Administrator’s Guide;
(2) Attend and help plan and coordinate building administrator and team trainings;
(3) Provide ongoing consultation to principals and school-based problem solving teams in middle and high schools as they implement these programs;
(4) Coordinate and implement data collection in participating schools;
(5) Coordinate communication among all project partners, and ensure compliance with all regulations and requirements.  

This position will be housed in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (ESCP).


• Masters level, Specialist, or Doctoral degree in School Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling or a related field
• Experience working in schools, implementing evidence-based practices and services
• A valid driver’s license and mode of transportation to travel to the sites identified in the project.

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

• Skills in conducting non-evaluative, non-judgmental observations of school environments and providing accurate reports that reflect these observations.
• Exemplary communication skills (writing, speaking and listening).
• Ability to plan, schedule and follow through with commitments.
• Experience in developing, implementing and sustaining school improvement efforts.
• Data literacy and the use of data to inform decision making for behavioral and academic interventions.
• Experience developing structures that support management and instruction at the classroom and school level as well as designing and implementing effective interventions for students.
• Experience fostering a positive school climate and learning environment that is attentive to local culture.
• Experience fostering staff collaboration through effective staff meetings and/or school leadership teams.
• Experience with the development and support of principals as instructional leaders through the use of such tools as regular walkthroughs, precision goal setting, and school-wide initiatives.
• Successful experience with Start on Time and Foundations preferred.


Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Appointment: Twelve-month appointment with possibility of renewal.

Application Materials

Candidates need to apply using the on-line application. Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, and (b) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application.  Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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