Assistant Teaching Professor in School Counseling (non-tenure track)

Kansas City, Missouri
Dec 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Education at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for an Assistant Teaching Professor in School Counseling, beginning in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will have the credentials required to hold a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant teaching professor in the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP). The individual selected for the position will join a dedicated and collaborative group of faculty and staff and provide leadership in our School Counseling program.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible, 9-month, non-tenure track ranked faculty appointment. Summer teaching is optional. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading the school counseling program, teaching three 3-credit graduate courses per semester (six 3-credit courses for the academic year) and working with the division chair and practicum and internship coordinator on the practicum schedules and field placement coordination.

Now is an exciting time to join the School of Education as we engage in strategic planning, align our mission with the university’s strategic plan, and revitalize the Urban Education Research Center as well as the Institute for Urban Education. Last year, the doctoral program in counseling psychology was re-accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for 10 years. This fall, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) granted the School national accreditation at the initial licensure-level for seven years. The School of Education has been NCATE-accredited since 1961 and serves as a longstanding institutional partner to school districts and community agencies across the metropolitan area of Kansas City.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as coordinator of the school counseling program and complete related reports
  • Teach school counseling courses • Advise and mentor school counseling students
  • Navigate state and national accreditation standards
  • Attend division meetings and report on school counseling initiatives
  • Teach and support the ASCA (American School Counseling Association) national model, as well as the Missouri and Kansas school counselor programs
  • Attend the Missouri (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) counselor educator meetings in the fall and spring

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-years of experience working in the schools as a certified school counselor
  • Master’s or Educational Specialist degree in school counseling
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice and urban issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in a college/university setting
  • Previous leadership in K-12 schools

Application Deadline
Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by January 31, 2019, to assure optimal consideration.

Application Instructions
You must combine all application materials into one PDF file and upload as your resume attachment to the position announcement located at (click on “view jobs” to locate announcement): (1) cover letter detailing interest in the position; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.
For further information about this position, please contact Dr. LaVerne Berkel, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]
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