Open Rank Teaching Professor Position in Positive Coaching
The University of Missouri (MU) College of Education seeks an individual to teach and provide leadership for an online master's program in positive coaching. The successful candidate will be expected to provide high quality instruction, effective management, and global aspirations for the program. The position is a non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position. The program aims to improve coaching skills, foster civil society, and effect change in coaching professionals. The successful candidate will direct and teach in the online program; thus, administrative skills and teaching skills are important. Courses include titles such as Sport and Applied Coaching Psychology, Positive Leadership in Sport, Legal Aspects of Sport and Coaching, Administration of Athletic Programs, Gender Issues in Sport , and others. The department seeks to expand the program, so a strong vision of the field and its stakeholders is important.
The department is interested in candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education. The department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g. children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or athletic domains).
Candidates are encouraged to describe how diversity issues have been or will be brought into courses. Candidates are encouraged to describe previous activities mentoring women or members of underrepresented groups.
Responsibilities will include the following:
Teaching online courses
Directing and marketing the online program
Developing new courses and improving existing courses
Advising online students
Developing relations with relevant institutions
Recruiting students and instructors
Doctoral degree in a field related to coaching such as coaching education, exercise science, kinesiology, health science, athletic performance, performance psychology, sport psychology, or psychologists with a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology with knowledge and experience commensurate with the APA Sport Psychology proficiency by the time of appointment (no later than August 1, 2019).
Knowledge of coaching and sport psychology
Experience with online teaching and learning
Peer reviewed publications and potential to influence the field through publishing
Experience as a coach
Experience as an athlete
Experience promoting programs
Experience with instructional design and assessment
Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:
Ability to teach online graduate courses in positive coaching
Ability to advise and mentor master's students
Ability to provide service to the program, department, college, and profession
Commitment to multicultural/cross-cultural training and demonstration of multicultural/cross-cultural competencies
Ability to collaborate with others
Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews), (c) diversity statement (letter that describes experience with and commitment to enhancing the experience of diverse groups), and (c) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. The CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.
Please contact Dr. David Bergin ( firstname.lastname@example.org ; 573-882-1303) for questions about the position.
Beginning Review Date: Formal review of applications will begin March 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
About ESCP: ESCP offers doctoral and master's degrees in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Statistics, Measurement & Evaluation in Education. Specialist degrees are offered in School Psychology. More information on the department can be found at: http://education.missouri.edu/ESCP/index.php
About the College: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students, and over 100 faculty. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.
About MU and the Surrounding Community : MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1867, MU became one of the first public universities in the nation to establish an academic program specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Department, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at: education.missouri.edu
MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 120,000 that has been rated by Money Magazine , Men's Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 34,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Research University with very high research activity. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.
This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts.
Appointment: Non-tenure-track, 12-month appointment beginning no later than August 1, 2019.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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