Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

University of Central Missouri
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The Department of Human Services, Human Development and Family Science program at the University of Central Missouri invites applications for one assistant professor position 997301 in the Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Development and Family Science graduate and undergraduate program.
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Marriage and Family Therapy and Human Development and Family Science. The position involves scholarly activity and professional service to the program, school, university, and professional organizations. Scholarly activity, such as presentations, grants, and publications, is necessary for promotion and tenure. Summer teaching opportunities may be available. The position has clinical supervision responsibilities, including advisement, recruitment, and networking with professionals in the field. Preferred candidate will have the ability to utilize technology and teach online courses.


An earned doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Couple Counseling, Human Development, Family Studies or related field preferred at time of hire (ABD considered with degree conferred no later than August 2, 2024). Applicant must hold a license to practice MFT and be an approved supervisor with AAMFT. Preference may be given to candidates with teaching experience, MFT program development, and/or clinic management. Candidates should provide evidence of developing a program of research, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, and engagement in service/outreach; ability to advance program’s commitment to diversity; excellent team collaboration skills, competency in instructional technology, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Organization Summary

The UCM Child and Family Development program offers a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development and a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with an accelerated one-year program in HDFS and a two-year marriage and family therapy option. The program serves clients from the University, Warrensburg, and surrounding communities through the Central Missouri Center for Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy, located on campus. The MFT faculty are currently preparing the self-study for submission to the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. Additionally, on-campus clinical training is supplemented by a variety of off-campus clinical opportunities.

Child and Family Development is located in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies School of Human Services. With four colleges, UCM offers 150 programs of study, including 10 pre-professional programs, 27 areas of teacher certification, and 37 graduate programs all at an affordable cost that has been applauded by the U.S. News & World Report in their America’s Top 100 Public Colleges & Universities. Nearly 11,000 students from 49 states and 59 countries enjoy small class sizes, learning opportunities with hands-on experiences, and personalized attention from dedicated faculty members. Currently, UCM successfully places 92% of graduates (across all graduate programs) within six months of graduation. We are a leader in discipline-specific accreditation and serve as Missouri’s lead institution in professional technology.

The University of Central Missouri transforms students into lifelong learners, dedicated to service, with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation, and world. Our 150-acre main campus is located in Warrensburg, with our extended campus, UCM-Lee’s Summit, located at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Central to western Missouri, Warrensburg invites you to experience the small-town atmosphere that offers many cultural and recreational opportunities. The Katy Trail (the country’s longest recreational rail trail at 240 miles) begins in Warrensburg, and Powell Gardens (an 835-acre botanical garden) is located about 15 minutes northwest of Warrensburg. The Missouri State Fairgrounds Historic District (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) is located about 30 minutes east in Sedalia. Also, the Lake of the Ozarks is located about 90 miles south of Warrensburg. And for those who frequently (and infrequently) desire a faster pace, the Kansas City metropolitan area is located just 45 minutes northwest and provides a wide array of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Aside from the social atmosphere, Warrensburg offers low housing costs – relative to the national average – as well as the Warrensburg School District which has been awarded the highest-level accreditation from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

600 S College Avenue
PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
United States

How to Apply

Complete an online faculty profile for position 997301 found at Submit cover letter, vitae, and unofficial post-secondary transcripts. If selected for an interview, three letters of reference and official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions will be required; additional materials may be requested.
For questions about the position contact Dr. Adriatik Likcani ([email protected]), or Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein ([email protected]), Co-Chairs of the search committee.
For information about the online application process contact Human Resources at [email protected] or (660) 543-4255. UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the online 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 Equal Opportunity employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline
Open until position is filled.