Academic and Faculty

Teacher Ed Positions 



Director of Clinical Field Experiences

This 12-month full-time clinical instructor appointment is available due to retirement.  It is a three-quarter time administrative and one-quarter time teaching position with open faculty rank.  Responsibilities include: placing teacher education students in all field experiences, initiating and keeping records associated with field placements including assessments, selecting field sites, convening meetings and seminars for students/cooperating teachers/supervisors, coordinating professional development activities for recent graduates, conducting surveys of recent graduates, troubleshooting, participating in national accreditation activities, chairing the student admissions and retention committee, maintaining program integrity, teaching, advising students, engaging in scholarly activities, and providing service to the area.  The director of clinical field experiences reports to the Dean of the School of Education.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in education or a related field, doctorate preferred, successful teaching and/or administrative experience in pre K-12 schools, ability to work cooperatively with internal and external constituents, capacity to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, skills in utilizing technology, skills related to current assessment practices, and ability to represent the university in a professional manner.

Salary is competitive, based on education and experience.  The starting date is projected to be July 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and 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), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued).  Employment will require a background check. Please email documents to and put the title “Director of Clinical Field Experiences” 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. E-Verify participating employer.



Adjunct Instructor(s), Elementary Education Program in Jane, Missouri

Missouri Southern is seeking applicants for Adjunct Instructors to teach in the newly developed Elementary Education Degree Completion Program at the satellite site in Jane, Missouri. Available positions include teaching courses in the junior block: 1) Pedagogical Theories, Methods and Practices, 2) Microteaching and 3) Classroom Management as well as Language Arts for Elementary Teachers beginning August 2015. 

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

Employment will require a background check.  E-Verify participating employer. EOE.



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