Assistant Professor



Job description

Missoula, MT

The Department of Counselor Education at The University of Montana is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin mid-August 2019. The position is responsible for teaching, research, and service to support the CACREP accredited master’s (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling) and doctoral (Counselor Education and Supervision) programs. The department’s newly constructed clinic and classroom facility (scheduled for completion December 2018) is home to 5 full time faculty, one clinical faculty, and active doctoral teaching assistants.

The position’s 2-3 teaching load will build around successful candidate’s interests and program needs. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to advise students and direct dissertation work. Beyond teaching and advising responsibilities, candidates are expected to develop a strong research program incorporating grant funding in relevant areas of Counselor Education and Supervision.

Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • A doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • License eligible in Montana (School and/or LCPC)
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and supervision
  • Evidence of potential for successful scholarly activity
  • Experience in K-12 school settings

Preferences include:

  • Graduate from a CACREP accredited program
  • School Counseling experience
  • Evidence of successful grant writing

The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Montana is committed to expanding diversity in all of its forms to enhance our university community and enrich student experiences. As such, we encourage applications from individuals with varied identities, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

The University of Montana is located in Missoula, Montana and is home to over 12,000 students. Missoula is a town of about 80,000 in the Northern Rockies that has something for everyone: outdoor adventure, fantastic natural beauty, a lively and artistic culture, several farmers markets, civic engagement, and excellent restaurants. It was named first in an article entitled “50 Best Places to Live” for cities under 100,000.

How to apply

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications November 4th and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following with your application: Cover letter, curriculum vita, one page teaching philosophy statement, a representative set of teaching evaluations, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information. Apply online only at

Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kirsten Murray,

The University of Montana ‒ Missoula (often simply referred to as the University of Montana; UM, U of M)[3] is a public research university located in Missoula, Montana, in the United States. Founded in 1893, the university is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Montana System and is its largest institution.