Overview

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 DutiesThe Reading, Foundations, and Technology department ( RFT) in the College of Education at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Secondary Education/Educational Foundations to begin January 7, 2019. We seek candidates who bring a broad philosophical perspective to practical questions about schools, teaching and learning.

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Professor will be to work with secondary education students at the undergraduate level in an introductory teaching methods course and work with graduate students in our MAT program, perhaps as Director of the MAT program. These courses offer students practical knowledge in the context of well-considered foundational issues. These courses may include a practicum experience. The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty who will demonstrate achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and professional service.

Minimum Acceptable QualificationsThe 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 QualificationsThe minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook, http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/policy/FacultyHandbook_09-11-12.pdf. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. (Please see http://www.missouristate.edu/policy/Op1_02_3_DiversityHiringPrograms.htm for information on the Diversity Hiring and Recruitment Programs.)

Candidates are minimally required to have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in educational foundations, secondary education or a related field and at least three years of K-12 teaching experience. ABD with expected completion by the January 7, 2019 start date will be considered. Preferred qualifications include experience with diverse or at-risk populations; scholarship aimed at offering foundations thoughtfulness to issues of teaching and learning; and, a demonstrated ability to work collegially with other members of an academic department. Most courses are taught face-to-face and some are in off-campus locations. However, skills in distance education or on-line courses is preferred.

Non Discrimination Statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 314, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check StatementEmployment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Number: 20180017FTF