Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Counseling Psychology

Kansas City, Missouri
Dec 09, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description/Position

Job Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Counseling Psychology

Location: UMKC Volker Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Hiring Department

School of Education, Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology

Job Description

The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for one of two Assistant Professor (tenure-track) positions in Counseling Psychology, housed in the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP), beginning Fall 2020. The area of expertise is open, although for this position, we are especially interested in applicants who have a strong commitment to supervision and training. The individual selected for the position will join a dedicated and collaborative group of faculty and staff. The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The duties and responsibilities require teaching, research, and service. Specifically, the position entails instructing two three-credit graduate courses per semester (fall and spring), contributing to the supervision and training of master’s and doctoral students, and conducting an active research program that contributes to the program’s commitment to diversity and social justice and has the potential to secure grant funding.

Now is an exciting time to join the School of Education as we engage in strategic planning and strengthen key entities designed to serve the community, including the Urban Education Research Center, Regional Professional Development Center, and Institute for Urban Education. The School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at the initial-licensure level. It serves as a major institutional partner to school districts and community agencies across Kansas City.

As a public urban-serving research institution, UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City. The greater metropolitan area has a population of over 2.3 million people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds. Kansas City is home to a vibrant culture and arts scene, with world famous barbecue, jazz music, and an abundance of sports, recreational, and entertainment activities. As the Paris of the Plains, UMKC resides in the center of the “New Midwest.”

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate courses at the master’s and/or doctoral level
  • Advise and mentor graduate students
  • Conduct an active program of research and scholarship
  • Collaborate with faculty on programmatic issues
  • Provide service to the division, school, and university

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Counseling Psychology by date of hire
  • Experience teaching in a college/university setting
  • Experience providing clinical supervision
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice and urban issues
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • License eligible in the state of Missouri

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to supervision and training of master’s and doctoral-level students
  • Potential for obtaining external funding for research

Application Deadline

Formal review of applications will begin on February 3, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by February 3, 2020, to ensure optimal consideration. Application materials should include the following: (a) cover letter expressing interest in the position, (b) curriculum vita, (c) sample publications/writing samples, (d) transcripts, and (e) full contact information of five professional references. Combine all materials into one PDF document and upload at the link below. 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. Laurel Watson, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

Application Instructions

Combine all application materials into one PDF file or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment to the position announcement located at (click on “view jobs” to locate announcement).

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please call (855) 524-0002.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties of functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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