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Criminal Justice

School of Arts & Sciences

Human Resources Department


Instructor or Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice -- Annually Renewable Contract -- CLOSED

The Department of Criminal Justice at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice with an annually renewable contract. Areas of specialization are open but ability to teach crime scene investigation related classes is desirable. Successful candidate may teach in the graduate Criminal Justice program.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree in criminal justice, criminology or related area is preferred but ABD will be considered; qualifications will determine rank. Applicants with criminal justice experience will be given additional consideration. The position requires a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at; include the title "Criminal Justice – Assistant Professor" in the subject line. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.) Employment will require a background check.

Must be eligible to work in the United States. E-Verify participating employer.

MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff.


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.