Assistant Professor for Teacher Education



Job description

Become a Lion and join the Pride! The MSSU Teacher Education Department is seeking a 10-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year in the area(s) of Teacher Education-Elementary Reading/Literacy. Rank and tenure status are dependent on qualifications. A terminal degree in a related educational field is preferred. ABD and Master’s degree in a related discipline is considered with a commitment to complete a terminal degree. Successful teaching experience in PreK-12 schools, the ability to work cooperatively, and willingness to invest in best practices and 21st century technology are critical. Other responsibilities include student advising, candidate assessment in clinical/field experiences, and active participation in service and scholarship activities.

MSSU’s vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for over 6,100 students and provides Southern faculty and staff rewarding career and benefit opportunities. We offer a collaborative and diverse workplace with an emphasis on fostering a global perspective with opportunities for advancement. Joining the MSSU Pride provides a variety of opportunities for you to attain your career goals, a place where your contributions are valued, and – perhaps most importantly – the ability to make a difference in the lives of our students. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.

How to apply

Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a background check.

Missouri Southern State University is a great place to live and learn! Located at the Gateway to the Ozarks in Joplin, Mo., the University is within minutes of the Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas borders. Historic Route 66 runs through the city with the major metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa, Okla., within one or two hours of the campus.