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Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 28418
Job Description

College of Education

University of Missouri

Tenured/Tenure Track Associate or Assistant Professor Position in School Psychology

As part of our Strategic Plan and our enhanced commitment to research as an AAU member institution, the University of Missouri (MU) College of Education is committed to strengthening its focus on School Psychology. We are searching for one individual to fill a tenure-track faculty position who shares the College’s commitment to quality research, excellent teaching, exceptional service to students and the profession, and to continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect.

The APA-accredited school psychology training program emphasizes a scientist practitioner model of training with a focus on prevention and training the next generation of leaders in the field. We offer both the Ed.S. and Ph.D. terminal degree options. The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of 7 core faculty. The program is closely affiliated with the Missouri Prevention Center. In addition, the College and University faculty and resources provide many opportunities for collaboration.

The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda with a clear academic, behavioral, or mental health focus that complements the existing research agendas of the current faculty and that aligns with our strategic priorities to increase research and educational capacity within the program.


    Conduct an active, externally funded program of research and scholarshipTeach graduate courses related to school psychology, consistent with program and departmental instructional needsAdvise and provide research supervision to graduate students in the school psychology program and serve on dissertation committees within and outside of the departmentProvide staff development and technical assistance to local and state agencies, helping to build the fields of school psychology and educationProvide leadership to the program, department and college

Minimum Qualifications:

    An earned doctorate in School Psychology or a related field
    A strong record of scholarly productivity commensurate with level of experience

Desired Qualifications:

    Success as a principal investigator or co-investigator on a federally funded project.Licensure or license-eligible in the state of Missouri

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

Application Materials To Apply: Complete the brief online application. Be prepared to upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) evidence of scholarly quality and productivity, (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews) (d) evidence of experiences in generating external funding, (e) diversity statement that describes experience with and commitment to diversity (250 words), (f) names and contact information for three reference, and (g)your current CV

Please contact Dr. Wendy Reinke, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or 573-882-7890 for questions about the position.

Beginning Review Date: Formal review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled

Other Information

About ESCP: ESCP offers doctoral and master’s degrees in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Statistics, Measurement & Evaluation in Education. Specialist degrees are offered in School Psychology. 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 who are 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 7 core faculty (5 tenured and 2 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: 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 1000 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students, and over 100 faculty. 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.

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:

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 34,000, 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.

Other Information

Appointment: Tenure-track, nine-month appointment beginning September 1, 2019


Salary: 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.


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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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