Special Lecturer for Counselor Education

Special Lecturer in School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The CACREP- Accredited Counselor Education Department at Missouri Baptist University seeks nominees and applicants for a Special Lecturer position in the areas of School or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The successful applicant will teach master’s-level core counseling courses, promote recruitment and retention of diverse students, and be actively involved in the leadership of the counseling department as needed. The selected applicant will teach across various delivery platforms, including in person on the main campus, online (asynchronous), and/or livestream. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Counseling from a CACREP-accredited institution (ABD considered with an expected completion date).
  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 intentionally integrating faith and learning in counseling courses. 

This appointment will be for one academic year and can be renewed contingent upon a satisfactory performance evaluation. Applicant is expected to teach a 2-1-2 load (FA/SP/SU), attend bi-weekly faculty meetings, and hold a minimum of eight hours of on-campus or virtual office hours. We intend to fill the position prior to the Fall 2022 semester, but the candidate may begin sooner.  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. 

Application Process: 

Application documents listed below should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Tammy Cox                                                        Dr. Christine Ward
Dean of the School of Education                          Director of Counselor Education
Tammy.cox@mobap.edu                                       christine.ward@mobap.edu

Required Documents:

  1. Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and goodness of fit for the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae 
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. 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.