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Chemical and Physical Science

School of Arts and Sciences

Human Resources Department

 Chemistry - Lecturer

Missouri Southern State University:  Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is afour 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 Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri seeks applicants for a Chemistry Lecturer position beginning in August 2017. Qualifications: Earned master’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry or related area required. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in General Chemistry lecture and lab and Physical Science lecture. This position also involves management of the Chemistry Stockroom, ordering, and overseeing laboratory preparation. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued).  Submit documents to; include: “Chemistry—Lecturer” in the subject line.  Employment will require a criminal background check.  MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. 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.