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Faculty Opportunities

Last Updated
February 25, 2015


Part-time faculty to teach at the Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks on Saturdays-
Disciplines to be taught include business, psychology and possibly speech communication. Faculty must have an appropriate graduate degree. Business faculty must also have significant experience in the field to be taught. Some successful college-level teaching experience is preferred. Business courses to be taught include Introductory Financial Accounting, Principles of Microeconomics, Personal Finance, Business Law I, Organizational Behavior and Principles of Marketing. Psychology and Communication courses will depend on the expertise of the faculty. Questions may be addressed to Dean Mapley at 816-271-4114. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter stating the courses they are qualified to teach, resume (including contact information for 3 references and unofficial transcripts showing completion of graduate degree to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. For full consideration, please submit all materials by July 28, 2014. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- MANAGEMENT – The Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in our AACSB Accredited business program beginning January, 2015. Preferred candidates will teach undergraduate sections of Organizational Behavior and at least one section of undergraduate Organizational Theory. The successful candidate may teach 1-2 sections of graduate Organizational Theory in Masters of Applied Science program. Online teaching may be required as well. REQUIRED: Ph.D. (or ABD near completion) from AACSB International accredited university in management (OB,OT, or Strategy); evidence of effective college-level teaching experience; a collegial attitude; a commitment to experiential or applied learning; a willingness to work with first-generation college students. PREFERRED: Ability to teach an occasional undergraduate class in either HRM or strategic management as needed. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts for required degree, and contact information for three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until position is filled. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- COMPUTER SCIENCE- Missouri Western State University (MWSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2015. MWSU’s school mission is applied learning. The successful candidate will teach graduate and upper division undergraduate courses, mentor students and supervise master thesis/projects in information and network security. REQUIRED: Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field, and excellent English verbal and written communication skills. Other desirable qualifications include teaching experience in higher education, security certification, and experience in parallel and distributed computing and big data. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of previous scholarly work and a description of research agenda, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references (including name, address, phone number, and e-mail addresses) sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015. AA/EOE


RECREATION/SPORT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR- (full-time, tenure track) position to begin August 2015. The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach classroom and online undergraduate and graduate courses in recreation/sport management. REQUIRED: Earned doctorate degree in recreation/sport management (ABD considered) or related field. PREFERRED: University classroom and online teaching experience undergraduate/graduate courses in the areas of recreation, sport management, facilities design management, commercial recreation, legal aspects, leadership, research methods, and internship supervision. The candidate is expected to conduct professional development through scholarly and creative activities, advise students, provide departmental/university support, and participate in university and community, and professional service activities. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of immigration status (if applicable), unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of at least three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Web site: www.missouriwestern.edu. Review of completed applicant’s materials begins November 1st and continues until position is filled. AA/EOE


PHYSICAL EDUCATION- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- (full-time, tenure- track) to begin August 2015. The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach classroom and online courses in general physical education, teacher preparation, and other related courses, with potential for graduate teaching. REQUIRED: Earned doctorate in physical education (ABD considered) or related field. PREFERRED: University classroom and online teaching experience in physical education and teacher preparation and/or K-12 teaching experience. The candidate is expected to perform scholarly research, advise students, provide departmental/university support, and participate in university, community, and professional service activities. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of immigration status (if applicable), unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of at least three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Web site: www.missouriwestern.edu. Review of completed applicant’s materials begins March 1st and continues until position is filled. AA/EOE


NURSING FACULTY-(tenure-track) – The Dept. of Nursing and Allied Health is seeking a full-time faculty member (Assistant/Associate Professor) to teach Pediatric Nursing in the pre-licensure BSN program beginning August 2015, with potential for graduate teaching. Responsibilities include classroom and online teaching and supervision of nursing students in practicum or laboratory. Additional responsibilities include scholarship and professional development related to the teaching of and practice of nursing; advising nursing students; and providing departmental/university support. The BSN program is fully approved by the MOSBN and CCNE accredited. REQUIRED: Masters degree in Nursing and current national certification in specialty area or Doctorate (ABD acceptable) in Nursing or related field; licensure as a registered professional nurse in the state of Missouri (or ability to obtain this license). PREFER: Pediatric nursing experience and previous experience in teaching at the baccalaureate or graduate level; background in instructional technology is preferred. Candidates not meeting all requirements are encouraged to apply for a non-tenure track position. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, official transcripts, 1-pg. statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for at least 3 references sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until filled. AA/EOE


ACCOUNTING INSTRUCTOR- The Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University invites applications for a full-time position in our AACSB accredited business program beginning in the Fall semester, 2015. Applicants are expected to teach undergraduate sections of accounting. Teaching load will be 3-4 courses per semester. Online teaching may be required as well. Normal service expectations for faculty member and the successful candidate must maintain qualifications as an “Instructional Practitioner” under MWSU/CSB policies. The successful candidate may be required to teach in alternate modalities (such as on-line or blended). REQUIRED: Appropriate Master’s Degree and CPA with substantial professional experience; ability to teach Introduction to accounting (both financial and managerial) as well as taxation; evidence of effective college-level teaching experience; a collegial attitude; a commitment to experiential or applied learning; a willingness to work with first-generation college students. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts for required degree, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names with contact information of at least three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015 and continue until filled. AA/EOE


MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS – (Assistant Professor) – The Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in our AACSB Accredited business program beginning in the fall semester, 2015. This position will teach graduate and undergraduate sections of management information systems and enterprise resource planning related courses. The successful candidate will teach a blend of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Masters of Information Management- Enterprise Resource Planning concentration. Teaching load will be 3-4 courses per semester. Online teaching may be required as well. Research and service are also expected. REQUIRED: Ph.D. (or ABD near completion) from an AACSB International accredited university in management information systems or closely related field; a willingness to learn and teach with SAP; evidence of effective college-level teaching experience; a collegial attitude; a commitment to experiential or applied learning; a willingness to work with first-generation college students; an ability to conduct research; and a willingness to participate in service activities. PREFERRED: Experience using and/or teaching with SAP software. Experience in ERP and/or Supply Chain Management. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts for required degree, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names with contact information of at least three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and continue until filled. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- DEPT. OF EDUCATION- (tenure-track) The Department of Education is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach primarily early childhood education courses in the Education Program, beginning June or August 2015. Responsibilities include teaching and administration of the undergraduate educator preparation and graduate programs. Additional responsibilities include scholarship related to teacher preparation, serving as academic advisor, and providing departmental/university/community service. The undergraduate program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and accredited by NCATE. REQUIRED: Earned doctorate in early childhood education or early childhood/special education from an accredited institution of higher education (or comparable educational background); professional experience in early childhood education in the P-12 environment. PREFERRED: Previous classroom and online teaching and service experience in higher education, specifically in the field of early childhood education. Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of immigration status (if applicable), and contact information only for at least three references, to be sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. AA/EOE


CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTOR- (non-tenure-track faculty position) – Missouri Western State University seeks a full-time faculty member at the Instructor rank in the area of chemistry beginning August 2015. This is a continuing position, with reappointment subject to satisfactory performance. REQUIRED: MS in chemistry or related field, experience with instrumentation and teaching excellence. Prior teaching experience in distance education will be valued. Responsibilities will include teaching general studies chemistry lectures and laboratories and coordinating and conducting support activities associated with these courses. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and will be expected to participate in Department, University, and community support activities. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, current cv, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information only for three current references to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U. S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. For early consideration, complete applications should be received by February 27, 2015. For inquiries about the department please visit http://www.missouriwestern.edu/chemistry. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- DEPT. OF EDUCATION- (tenure-track) The Department of Education is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach primarily elementary and early childhood literacy courses in the Education Program, beginning August 2015. Responsibilities include teaching and administration of the undergraduate educator preparation and graduate programs. Additional responsibilities include scholarship related to teacher preparation, serving as academic advisor, and providing departmental/university/community service. The undergraduate program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and accredited by NCATE. REQUIRED: Earned doctorate in elementary education or literacy or reading education from an accredited institution of higher education (or comparable educational background); professional experience in literacy education in the P-12 environment. PREFERRED: Previous classroom and online teaching and service experience in higher education, specifically in the field of literacy education, and significant successful leadership experience in program assessment, specifically NCATE/CAEP accreditation policies and procedures. Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of immigration status (if applicable), and contact information only for at least three references, to be sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins February 24, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- ART HISTORY- The Department of Art in the School of Fine Arts at Missouri Western State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Art to begin August 2015. The Department of Art seeks an individual capable of teaching a wide range of art history courses at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignment to include introductory level survey courses in addition to courses covering modern and contemporary art. Candidate should have knowledge in contemporary design history and will be expected to work in conjunction with all the studio art programs. The position will also be a coordinator of our dual credit program and Introduction to Art course that will include the review and updating of the curriculum including any proposed course changes. The successful candidate will teach an average of four courses per semester, including general education art course as required, art theory course, maintain creative or scholarly activity in area of expertise, participate in university and department committee work and assist in student advising. REQUIRED: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Art History, demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts, a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and strong written and oral communication skills. PREFERRED: Experience with online instruction and/or integration of instructional technology in course delivery. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. To be considered as a viable candidate, applicants must address all requirements for this position in their cover letter of application. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, an example of scholarly and/or professional work (journal article), and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) for three references to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Copies of prior teaching evaluations a plus. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- DIGITAL MEDIA- The Department of Art in the School of Fine Arts at Missouri Western State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Art to begin August 2015. The Department of Art seeks an individual capable of teaching a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in animation, game art design, and support our foundation level courses. Knowledge of the following software is desired, Unreal or Unity Game Engine, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), Autodesk Maya and Mudbox. The successful candidate will teach an average of three studio courses per semester, including foundation art course as required, maintain creative or scholarly activity in digital arts, participate in university and department committee work, assist in student advising, and participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities. REQUIRED: Candidates must have an M.F.A. in Digital Media, Animation, or related field, display a commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts institution, demonstrate a record of scholarly or professional achievement and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills. An excellent working knowledge of Mac computers and the ability to encourage critical thinking and problem solving is essential. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. To be considered as a viable candidate, applicants must address all requirements for this position in their cover letter of application. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, website address to a demo reel with a shot list and/or website of professional work, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) for three references to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. A link to a portfolio of student work would also be beneficial. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. AA/EOE


CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC- The Department of Music is seeking a full-time faculty member to serve as department chair and to teach and coordinate the department’s music theory and aural training sequence, beginning August, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching and administration of music curriculum design, development of academic policies, student advisement, class scheduling, making teaching assignments, oversight of all public performances, attracting and retaining a superior faculty, monitoring the progress of new faculty on their path to tenure, and maintaining a high quality of teaching through student evaluations and observations by faculty colleagues. Additional responsibilities include developing and management of departmental budgets, oversight of facilities and equipment, and responding to concerns referred by faculty, students, university officials and outside constituents. The Chair position is subject to renewal on a three-year basis, pending review of the candidate’s performance. Salary and Rank Commensurate with qualifications and experience. REQUIRED: PhD in music theory, or equivalent, from an accredited institution of higher education; academic experience and qualifications meriting appointment as a Chair of a Department; experience with program assessment and accreditation. PREFERRED: Previous teaching and administrative experience in higher education and a background in theory pedagogy. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information (including addresses, phone numbers, emails, and nature of relationship) for three references, electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu by March 31, 2015. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. AA/EOE