Clinical Instructor

Job ID 23466
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

We are searching for individuals to fill a twelve-month Clinical Instructor position with the University of Missouri (MU) to serve as principal support coaches for a Department of Education funded research project to be implemented in the 2017-2021. The project will involve elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state of Missouri. The coach will be in direct communication with the lead trainer and the principal investigator on a periodic basis over the four years of the project.
(1) Provide support to building level administrators in the 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 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 interventions based on or consistent Safe & Civil School programs is preferred.

Application Deadline

Formal review of applications will begin July 24, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

About ESCP: ESCP offers doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology. Master's and Specialist degrees are offered in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling, and Career Counseling. More information on the department can be found at: .

About the College of Education: The College of Education (COE) is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College of Education has a student population of approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 75 tenured/tenure-track and 33 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The COE recently completed a new strategic plan and is financially well positioned to invest in opportunities for innovative ideas in support of the plan. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $16 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1848, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Division, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at: MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 130,000 which has been rated by Money Magazine, Men's Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 34,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University Extensive. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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 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.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Application Materials

Complete a brief online application. Be prepared to upload (a) a letter of application describing qualifications in detail, 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.
Please contact Dr. Keith Herman ( ; 573-884-2419) for questions about the position.


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