Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Community Counseling and Assessment ServiceS

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Community Counseling and Assessment ServiceS

  • Institution: University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Kansas City, MO US
  • Website: umkc.edu
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Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Community Counseling and Assessment ServiceS

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City | Kansas City, MO US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: November 27, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant/Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Community Counseling and Assessment ServiceS

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Kansas City, MO US

Application Deadline -

Contact Information

Contact Name Laurel Watson

Department -

Email watsonlb@umkc.edu

Phone -

Job Description

Hiring Department

School of Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences, Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology

Job Description

The School of Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for a Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor (ranked non-tenure-track) to serve as Director of Community Counseling and Assessment Services (CCAS) in the Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology. This is a 12-month, benefit eligible position starting in the Spring 2023 semester.

The individual selected for the position will join a dedicated and collaborative group of faculty and staff. Their primary duties will involve overseeing operations of CCAS, a community mental health clinic that provides individual, couples, group, and family counseling to low income, urban, and individually and culturally diverse clientele and is staffed by counselors and psychologists in training and located within the Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology. They will also supervise trainees and/or teach classroom-based graduate courses in counseling and psychology, will serve on the core faculty of the School’s master’s program in counseling, and will contribute to the doctoral program in psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates with skills in neuropsychological or other forms of assessment who can teach assessment courses, including supervising assessment practica.

As a public urban-serving research institution, UMKC is in the heart of Kansas City and seeks to serve diverse populations, particularly those from underrepresented groups. The School of Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences serves as a major institutional partner to school districts and community agencies across the metropolitan area. The Master’s degree in Counseling is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council, with a site visit scheduled in 2024. Doctoral programs in counseling psychology and clinical psychology are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Major Responsibilities:

· Oversee day-to-day operations of the Center, including coordinating clinic staff (trainees) and graduate assistants. Work collaboratively with department chair and program coordinators on addressing clinic issues.

· Monitor CCAS income and expenses, working with department and unit staff to process transactions.

· Cultivate referral sources and facilitate the visibility of CCAS in the community and across campus.

· Collaborate with department faculty, the unit development officer, and other faculty and staff to generate CCAS revenue through grants, contracts, and/or philanthropic gifts

· Teach one graduate class each in the fall, spring, and summer semesters as aligned with professional qualifications, which may include (though is not limited to) counseling or clinical practicum courses and/or assessment practica.

· Attend faculty meetings, advise master’s students, and engage in service to the degree programs, department, unit, and campus as relevant to the position.

· Schedule and facilitate Advisory Board meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

· Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology, or another terminal degree in a mental health field, from an accredited university.

· License to practice in a relevant mental health field, or eligibility for a license to practice, in the State of Missouri

· Demonstrated experience providing mental health services, including counseling and/or assessment

· Demonstrated experience or potential to teach in a college/university setting at a level appropriate to rank

· Demonstrated experience providing clinical supervision at a level appropriate to rank

· Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including social justice and urban issues

· Demonstrated competence in serving diverse populations

· Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others

Application Deadline

Formal review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1st to ensure optimal consideration. Application materials should include the following: (a) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, including reflection on the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; (b) curriculum vitae, and (c) full contact information of five professional references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.

An official copy of all transcripts, showing when degrees were conferred, will be required before an official offer is made to the final candidate. The University requires the maintenance of an official copy of higher education transcripts for all hires. Finalists will be asked to submit all transcripts to the School of Education, Social Work, and Psychological Sciences’ Dean’s Office, attn: Yolanda Branch, at branchy@umkc.edu. Appointment is contingent upon verification of degrees. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.

For further information about this position, please contact Laurel Watson, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at watsonlb@umkc.edu.

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 http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ (click on “view jobs” to locate announcement, job identification number 44011)

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