Overview

General Function
The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties
The assistant professor is a member of the ranked faculty who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The assistant professor engages in grant proposal development, scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research by having an active research agenda. The assistant professor will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood education and child and family development including such courses as early childhood methods courses, positive guidance and classroom management, foundations of early childhood, or related courses. In addition, the assistant professor will supervise practica and student teachers and work closely with area mentor/cooperating teachers. In addition, the assistant professor will provide service to the field and the profession; will be skilled in the use of technology and teach online courses; and will participate in program, department, college, and university service. The assistant professor will also be committed to the public affairs mission of Missouri State University.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications
Terminal degree or ABD from an accredited university in one of the following or related fields: Early Childhood Education, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, or Education with an emphasis in early childhood education.
Hold or be able to hold an early childhood education teaching certificate
Minimum of three years teaching experience in the United States in a public or nationally accredited school (pre-kindergarten – grade three). Knowledge of or experience with student teacher assessment formats. Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds

Link to Job Description
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Special Instructions to Applicants
For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Denise Cunningham at 417 836-4492 or DeniseCunningham@MissouriState.edu.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.