Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science - Tenure Track
Department 240605-Educational Leadership & Human Dev
Pay Rate Per Faculty Salary Model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 997300
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 997300.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial post-secondary transcripts; and (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If contacted for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Joyce Chang at or Dr. Scott Huff at Co-Chairs of the search committee.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional faculty hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 10/11/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Marriage and Family Therapy and Human Development and Family Science. Preferred candidate will have ability to utilize technology and teach online courses. The position involves scholarly activity and professional service to department, university, and professional organizations. Scholarly activity, such as presentations, grants, and publications, is necessary for promotion and tenure. Summer teaching opportunities may be available.

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model. During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.

Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.

Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.

Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.

Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Required Qualifications:

1. An earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Couple Counseling, Human Development, Family Studies or related field preferred at time of hire (ABD considered for the assistant professor position).
2. Applicant must hold a license to practice MFT and be an approved supervisor with AAMFT.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Candidates should provide evidence of developing a program of research, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, and engagement in service/outreach;
2. Ability to advance department’s commitment to diversity;
3. Excellent team collaboration skills, competency in instructional technology, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
4. Preference may be given to candidates with teaching experience, MFT program development, and/or clinic management.
5. Preference also may be given to applicants with an interest to serve as program or clinic directors.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Excellent collaborative skills; Competence in instructional technology.

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  2. Research Publications