School of Education, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
The School of Education at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for two appointments as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology in the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP), beginning in Fall 2019, with an emphasis on college student mental health and wellness. The two individuals selected for the position will join a dedicated and collaborative group of faculty and staff.
This is a full-time, benefit eligible, 9-month, non-tenure track unranked faculty appointment, designed to serve for one academic year (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020). Duties and responsibilities focus on teaching and programming that promotes student mental health and wellness. Specifically, the position entails instructing two three-credit graduate courses per semester and playing a significant role in the design, development, and implementation of programs that enhance student engagement and success, guided by the UMKC mental health task force report. In fostering a culture of care and student success, duties will involve collaboration with multiple entities and faculty across campus, including the School of Social Work, Department of Psychology, Academic Support and Mentoring, First-Year Experience, Counseling Services, Recreation, Office of Student Involvement, Multicultural Student Affairs, as well as other offices in Student Affairs. These efforts will contribute to UMKC's new student success model, Roo STRONG (Student-Targeted Resources, Opportunities, and Networks for Graduation).
Now is an exciting time to join the School of Education as we engage in strategic planning and align our mission with the university's strategic plan. Last year, the doctoral program in counseling psychology was re-accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for 10 years and 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.
* Teach graduate courses at the master's and/or doctoral level
* Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of programs that foster student success, mental health, and well-being at the university
* Advise students as needed
* Other duties as assigned
Terminal master's degree or ABD in counseling psychology, or a related field
Experience teaching in a college/university setting
Experience in the delivery of programs that promote student mental health and wellness at a college/university setting
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice and urban issues
Earned doctorate in counseling psychology or a related field
Expertise in college student mental health and wellness
Licensed as a psychologist in the state of Missouri
Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time, benefits eligible. This is a 9-month academic appointment for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020. Classes start on August 19, 2019.
$40,000 - $50,000 for a 9-month academic appointment
Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by June 24, 2019, to assure optimal consideration.
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