Department: Counseling Leadership & Special Education
Pay Grade: Unclassified
Posting Number: 20170085FTF
The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
The Assistant Professor is expected to serve in a manner consistent with the public affairs mission of the university, through the three pillars of ethical leadership, community engagement and cultural competence; and with teaching, research and service duties as detailed in the Missouri State University faculty handbook. Primary duties and expectations anticipate that the successful candidate will:
Express a strong counselor education professional identity, through their activities, i.e. association with and presentations to and publications through professional organizations such as ACA, AMHCA or ASCA and/or their affiliates and divisions, and an active engagement and willingness to comply with Council on Accreditation of Counselor-Education Related Programs (CACREP) standards. The successful candidate will provide live clinical supervision to master's students in our community-based counseling clinic.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, through experience, teaching and/or publications/presentations.
Demonstrate capacity to teach graduate courses in counseling. Teaching assignments could be in any of the Masters in Counseling tracks (School and Mental Health) and potentially in the Educational Specialist degree in Counseling and Assessment. Specific course assignments could include general and school counseling courses, practicum and internships, substance abuse, psychopharmacology, crisis and trauma, supervision, consultation, and leadership, research, testing and assessment, and play therapy.
Demonstrate capacity to interact and collaborate with other academics and school/community counselors while keeping pace with the emerging body of knowledge in counseling. Once hired, the candidate will be expected to engage in research in counseling while facilitating student involvement in such projects, including publications, presentations and other scholarly endeavors.
Demonstrate capacity to provide proactive advising and creative mentoring to program students. The Assistant Professor is expected to serve as an engaged citizen, leader and advocate on various university committees, taskforces and as an individual and work within the professional discipline and broader local, state, national, and international communities. The candidate may hold or obtain various certifications and licenses beyond minimum qualifications as part of the acquisition and sharing of expertise.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision or closely related degree from a CACREP-accredited program (prior to start of employment) License or License-Eligible as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and/or Certification or Certification-Eligible as a School Counselor Demonstrated commitment to, and experience working with, diverse populations. Demonstrated experience in counseling in mental health settings and/or schools.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Official transcripts required at time of hire. First date of consideration is January 19, 2018 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Dr. Paul Maddox, Chair of Search Committee Missouri State University 417-836-8708 RobertPaulMaddox@MissouriState.edu
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