We are searching for individuals to fill two twelve-month Clinical Instructor positions with the University of Missouri (MU) to serve as support coaches for teachers and school principals as part of several federally funded research projects to be implemented in the 2019-2023. The projects will involve elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the St. Louis and mid-Missouri regions. The coaches will be in direct communication with the lead trainer and the principal investigator on a periodic basis over the four years of the project.
Provide support to building level administrators in the implementation of positive behavior support described in Leadership in Behavior Support Administrator's Guide and Discipline in Secondary Classrooms;
Attend and help plan and coordinate building administrator and team trainings;
Provide ongoing consultation to teachers, principals, school-based problem solving teams as they implement these programs;
Coordinate and implement data collection in participating schools;
Assist with recruiting school district, principal, and teacher partners; and
Coordinate communication among all project partners, and ensure compliance with all regulations and requirements.
Masters level, Specialist, or Doctoral degree in School Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling or a related field
Experience working in schools, implementing evidence-based practices and services
A valid driver's license and mode of transportation to travel to the sites identified in the project.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:
Skills in conducting non-evaluative, non-judgmental observations of school environments and providing accurate reports that reflect these observations.
Exemplary communication skills (writing, speaking and listening).
Ability to plan, schedule and follow through with commitments.
Experience in developing, implementing and sustaining school improvement efforts.
Data literacy and the use of data to inform decision making for behavioral and academic interventions.
Experience developing structures that support management and instruction at the classroom and school level as well as designing and implementing effective interventions for students.
Experience fostering a positive school climate and learning environment that is attentive to local culture.
Experience fostering staff collaboration through effective staff meetings and/or school leadership teams.
Experience with the development and support of principals as instructional leaders through the use of such tools as regular walkthroughs, precision goal setting, and school-wide initiatives.
Successful experience with interventions based on or consistent Safe & Civil School programs is preferred.
Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, and (b) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.
Please contact Dr. Keith Herman ( firstname.lastname@example.org ; 573-884-2419) for questions about the position.
Beginning Review Date: Formal review of applications will begin June 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
About ESCP : ESCP offers doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, and Counseling Psychology. Master's and Specialist degrees are offered in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Counseling, and Career Counseling. 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 the first public university in the nation to open a college 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 130,000 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 30,000, 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.
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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The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. Mizzou What is Mizzou? Learn about the history and traditions behind the name Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missour...i, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.