Assistant Teaching Professor

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Job ID 26149
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

Assistant Teaching Professor Position in School Psychology

The University of Missouri (MU) College of Education is committed to strengthening its focus on School Psychology. We are searching for an individual to fill a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position who shares the College's commitment to excellent teaching, exceptional service to students and the profession, quality research, and to continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect.

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


  • Teach graduate courses in school psychology, consistent with program and departmental instructional needs
  • Advise and provide clinical supervision to graduate students in the school psychology program
  • Provide staff development and technical assistance to local and state schools and agencies in conjunction with program efforts to expand the field of school psychology in the state of Missouri
  • Provide service to the program, department, college, and the profession

About ESCP: ESCP offers doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology, and Statistics, Measurement & Evaluation in Education. 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:

It is the mission of the School Psychology program to train the next generation of leaders in research, teaching, clinical practice, and policy in psychology and education who are singularly focused on solving significant societal problems. The School Psychology program emphasizes a scientist - practitioner model of training and includes both Ph.D. and Ed.S. degree tracks. The Ph.D. program is both APA-accredited and NASP-approved, and both programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of 6 core faculty (5 tenured and 1 non-tenure-track faculty). Our doctoral student population is highly diverse with over 37% identifying as racial ethnic minority and international individuals. The program is affiliated with research, policy, and practice centers, including the Missouri Prevention Center, the Center for Collaborative Solutions for Kids, Practice, and Policy (SKIPP), the Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition, and the Family Access Center for Excellence, and we benefit from excellent partnerships with the local public schools and community agencies who serve school-age youth.

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 72 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in School Psychology or a related field by the time of appointment (anticipated September 1, 2018).
  • Licensure or license-eligible in the state of Missouri
  • Evidence of effective teaching in school psychology or related fields

Other Information

Appointments: Non-tenure-track, multi-year, nine-month appointment starting September 1, 2018


Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

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

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. 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:

Columbia Missouri Information

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 1867, MU became one of the first public universities in the nation to establish an academic program specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Department, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at: education.missouri.ed

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 120,000 that 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 30,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Research University with very high research activity. 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.

Application Materials

Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews) (c) evidence of scholarship and potential for generating external funding, and (d) names and contact information for three reference in the Attachments section of the application.

Beginning Review Date: Formal review of applications will begin May 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Dr. Cheryl Offutt, [email protected] for questions about the position.





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Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 6/8/2018
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