Assistant Professor of Counselor Education - Missouri Baptist University

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The CACREP- Accredited Counselor Education Department at Missouri Baptist University seeks nominees and applicants for a position as a full-time faculty member. The successful applicant will teach master’s-level core counseling courses, promote recruitment and retention of diverse students, and be actively involved in the school counseling and CMHC counseling programs. The selected applicant will teach across various delivery platforms, including in person on the main campus, digital (asynchronous), and/or livestream.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.     PhD in Counseling (preferably from a CACREP-accredited institution)

2.    Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a mental health counselor or school counselor in Missouri. 

3.    Experience teaching in higher education.

4.    Strong counselor identity, including scholarship, service, and experience in the field of counseling.

5.    Candidates must demonstrate strength and flexibility to teach across CACREP core courses.

6.    Candidates must embrace a student-centered approach and have a passion for serving students.

7.    Candidates must commit to serving the department and its students in a full-time capacity and take initiative to lead program tasks and implement initiatives to improve the overall student experience. 

8.   Candidates must commit to intentionally integrating faith and learning in counseling courses. 

Applicant is expected to teach, attend bi-weekly faculty meetings, and hold a minimum of eight hours of on-campus hours. We intend to fill the position prior to the Spring 2024 semester. Missouri Baptist University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or military/veteran status. Candidates from traditionally under-represented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Questions may be directed to Dr Tammy Cox, Dean of the College of Education, at

Application Process: 

Application documents listed below should be sent electronically to:
Dr. Tammy Cox                                                           
Dean of the College of Education                         

Required Documents:

1.     Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and goodness of fit for the position

2.    Curriculum Vitae 

3.    Names and contact information for three professional references (if the applicant is ABD, please also include the name and contact information for the dissertation chair)

4.    Teaching Philosophy

5.    Statement of Faith – The statement of faith should clearly explain your view of scripture, salvation, church membership and participation, and your personal relationship with Jesus Christ in keeping with the evangelical mission of Missouri Baptist University, and include a statement that you have read, understand, and would not teach contrary to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.