Human Resources

Professional Positions

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

  • Interested candidates should apply for the position of interest by following the instructions noted in the posting.
  • Candidates should submit only the application material requested in the posting.

For questions about the position or hiring process, you may call 417.625.9527.


Director of the Center of Assessment and Institutional Research

The Director of the Center of Assessment and Institutional Research (CAIR) reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of the Center including planning and implementing the overall goals and objectives of the Center; develop, implement and  coordinate processes for the assessment of student learning outcomes including communication to campus constituencies, assessing academic programs, coordinating student surveys, and the routine and ad hoc reporting of such assessments.

Master’s degree in institutional research, higher education, statistics or research-oriented field is required. Doctorate is preferred.  View complete job description and additional requirements on this website.

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references and unofficial transcripts to Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire.

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



Purchasing Manager

Missouri Southern State University is seeking applicants for a full-time Purchasing Manager. This position is responsible for oversight of the procurement function for the University. Duties include but are not limited to planning, organizing, and directing activities related to procurement of goods and services; recruitment and retention of suppliers of products and services; ensuring compliance with purchasing policies and procedures; and directing  and administering University service and equipment contracts. View complete job description on this website for additional requirements and responsibilities. Position is open until filled.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of related experience and/or training. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names of three references, and unofficial transcripts to Official transcripts will be required within 45 days of hire. Position is open until filled.

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





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