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School of Business

Human Resources Department

Tenure Track Accounting Faculty

The Plaster School of Business (PSB) is seeking qualified individuals to teach a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate Accounting courses. Academic requirements include an earned doctorate by no later than December 31, 2017 in Accounting or related field from an accredited institution and/or a CPA.  Preference is given to individuals with both education and certification qualifications. Qualifications to teach effectively in courses and a record of, or strong evidence of potential for, scholarly activity are preferred.  Scholarly activity, student advising, and service are integral parts of these faculty positions.  Demonstrated ability to work with and/or knowledge of diverse populations is preferred.  Related business experience is desirable.  

            Duties will include teaching classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, advising, research, and service activities. Instructional delivery may occur through traditional, on-line, and alternative instructional methods and can take place on the main campus or off site educational locations.  Voluntary summer and winter contracts may be available. 

Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete the interview process, teaching demonstration, and research presentation as judged by the department faculty.  Recommendation for hiring by the majority of the regular, full-time department faculty will be made to the Dean.  

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a four year liberal arts institution serving nearly 6,000 students. Expanding graduate and undergraduate programs provide faculty with rich opportunities for service and scholarship. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.   

            The Plaster School of Business (PSB) is accredited by ACBSP and is moving towards AACSB with 25 full-time tenured/tenure track faculty serving approximately 1,000 students. The PSB offers two graduate programs: Master of Accountancy and Master of Science Management. Undergraduate programs include Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, HR Management, Marketing and International Business. In addition, certificates are available in Entrepreneurship and Management. 

            Candidates for all full-time faculty positions must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching and provide ongoing support for student success, in and out of the classroom. Online delivery of programs is an important aspect of the MSSU course delivery strategy. Candidates for tenure-track positions must also have an interest in building / maintaining a sustainable program of research, scholarship, and/or creative activity.

              Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, three professional references with contact information, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and current vitae to: Please reference Accounting Faculty in the subject line. Review of applications will be ongoing until a qualified candidate is selected.  For best consideration, please submit applications by Date.  Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.

MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.    



Applicants for employment may visit to view the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy that details MSSU policies and statistics about campus crime. A paper copy of this information is available upon request to the University Police Department at 417-626-2222.