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Teacher Education

School of Education

Human Resources Department

Adjunct Instructor(s) Teacher Education

Missouri Southern is seeking applicants for Adjunct Instructors to teach on campus in the areas of Special Education, Science, and Reading/Literacy beginning June 6, 2016, for the summer semester.  Applicants must have a Master’s degree in the related discipline area (Ph.D. preferred). Certification and teaching experience in the discipline is critical.  

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with the names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references, and unofficial transcripts to .   Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position(s) has been filled.

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Assistant Professor Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Department is seeking applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors for Teacher Education beginning August 2016 in Joplin, Missouri.  Qualified faculty will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in face-to-face and online formats; summer and satellite courses are part of the teaching load. Teaching responsibilities for the first position include professional sequence coursework required for Special Education certification.  Teaching responsibilities for the second position include professional sequence coursework in reading/literacy for elementary and possibly secondary literacy certification areas. Applicants should have relevant classroom and teaching experience.  Other responsibilities may include student advisement, candidate assessment in clinical field experiences, collaboration with public school partners, active participation in department, school, university, and community service, as well as scholarly/creative activity related to educator preparation. 

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 pursue/complete a doctorate; successful teaching experience in pre K-12 schools, the ability to work cooperatively as a faculty team member; and willingness to invest in the use of current best practices and 21st century technology is critical.

The starting date is August 1, 2016.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  (Official transcripts are required 45 days after a contract is issued).  Please email documents to ­ Please put “Assistant Professor Sp. Ed. for Teacher Education” or “Assistant Professor Reading for Teacher Education” in the subject line.

Successful finalists will be asked to present a lesson to a college class.

Missouri Southern State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.  Background check is required. 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.