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Assistant Teaching Professor in Applied Psychology in Child Advocacy Studies

Job IDID31347
LocationSt. Louis
Full/Part TimeFull-Time

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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 and adolescent trauma. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field and teaching expertise in the area of childhood traumatic stress or maltreatment. Candidates who have service/clinical experience in child protection multi-disciplinary teams are particularly encouraged to apply. The position will entail in-person and online undergraduate teaching and advising, primarily within Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) coursework. The department currently offers a minor and an undergraduate certificate in Child Advocacy Studies, in collaboration with Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL). CASGSL is a center of the department and 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 600 forensic interviews and 7,000 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 2020; salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 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.

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