Human Resources

Applicant Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of MSSU employee community.

Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Missouri Southern is located in Joplin, Missouri. In the Ozarks of Southwest of Missouri on Interstate 44 and Historic Route 66 Joplin is the 4th largest metropolitan area with 470,000 people living in the surrounding 4-state area. With a population of approximately 47,000 full-time residents and a daytime population reaching 250,000, Joplin is the “go to” place in the Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas 4-state area for quality educational opportunities, shopping, outstanding medical services, recreational venues, convention accommodations, and employment opportunities. In addition, in February 2011 Joplin was named the number one Missouri town of populations under 50,000 by Missouri Life. Selection criteria included published data on education, crime, unemployment, as well as numerous amenities.

Please review our Career Opportunities. Additional information on Missouri Southern and our mission can be found on the University’s home page. Additional information on Joplin and the surrounding area are available through the Joplin Chamber of Commerce web site or the City of Joplin web site.

Overview of the city of Joplin