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The following positions are open and are currently advertised in a variety of advertising sources:

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 Associate Vice President for University Development

Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Associate Vice President for University Development

Missouri Southern State University invites applicants for the position of Associate Vice President for University Development. Candidates should exhibit strong leadership skills and will serve as a highly visible representative of Missouri Southern. Responsibilities include leading a team of fundraising professionals; strategically developing, implementing, and managing Missouri Southern’ s fundraising programs; providing operational oversight of Development and Foundation relations and services. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, supervise office staff and set goals for fundraising and other programs.   View complete job description on this website.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and five years of demonstrated experience in fundraising for major gifts. Master’s degree preferred. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, three letters of reference with contact information, and unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts to:  Please indicate Associate Vice President in the subject line. Review of applications will be ongoing until a qualified candidate is selected.  Official transcripts are required 45 days after hire.

Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. EOE.


Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Health Sciences.

Located in Joplin, Missouri, MSSU is a regional liberal arts university that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 5,500 students.  MSSU is dedicated to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly activity.  MSSU and the Dean of Health Sciences play an integral and unique role in shaping the healthcare environment of Joplin and the surrounding area.

The School of Health Sciences has accredited Bachelor and Master’s degrees in the health science areas of Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, and Emergency Medical Services.

As the chief academic officer of the School, the Dean is responsible for providing the vision and leadership required to fulfill the mission of the School and to achieve its strategic goals.  The Dean should be an inspiring leader with an entrepreneurial spirit that fosters close relationships with the faculty, alumni, and community leaders.  The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and has responsibility for all administration and management of the School, its faculty, and its resources.  Department chairs assist the Dean in the administration of the school.

The ideal candidate should have a proven record of academic and administrative accomplishment, excellence in leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituencies within the School of Health Sciences, across the University, and in the community. 

Required qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate.
  • Academic credentials and a record of scholarly achievement.
  • Administrative leadership experience.
  • Commitment to excellence in education and healthcare.

Salary will be commensurate with background and experience.  Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.  

A confidential letter of application, vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for five references should be sent to: .   Official transcripts will be required within 45 days of hire.

Employment will require a background check.  E-verify participating employer. Missouri Southern State University is an equal opportunity employer.  




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