Assistant Professor/Researcher

Assistant Professor


THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – ST. LOUIS invites applicants for a non-tenure-track teaching position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of CHILD ADVOCACY STUDIES (CAST). Successful candidates will have teaching and direct service expertise in the area of child maltreatment, which may include multidisciplinary team collaboration, forensic interviewing, family advocacy, or trauma-focused psychotherapy with children exposed to maltreatment. Candidates with a Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline, and who are license-eligible in the state of Missouri, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with related degrees (e.g. J.D., MSW) and relevant experience will also be considered. The position will mostly entail in-person and online teaching in the undergraduate Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program and some direct forensic or clinical service to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), a division in the UM-St. Louis Department of Psychological Sciences. 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) is housed on campus in a state-of-the-art clinical training facility with two satellite locations, one of which supports a “mock house” that serves as a simulation lab for CAST courses. CASGSL is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and conducts over 700 forensic interviews and 8,000 sessions of trauma focused counseling to children and adolescents each year. CASGSL is a proud member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network where it serves as a Category II Treatment and Services Adaptation Center. Information about the department can be found at and about CASGSL at

The start date is August 2017; salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience. Review of applications will begin July 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit materials electronically including cover letter, CV and statements of teaching interests in Microsoft Word or .PDF format by clicking on the following link

Three reference letters should come directly from your references electronically.

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