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Political Science

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Department of Social Science at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science position beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory American Government; areas of specialization include public law and the courts.  Ability to teach undergraduate research methods or statistics as well as familiarity with mock trial and paralegal studies desirable.  Qualifications: J.D. and Ph.D. in political science is preferred, but ABD will be considered. The position requires a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.

 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 graduates transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.). Submit documents to; include: “Political Science – Assistant Professor” in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellent and diversity among faculty and staff.  MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.

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.



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.