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Last Updated

December 7, 2016


PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY: HUMAN FACTORS/USABILITY TESTING/HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION– the Department of Psychology at Missouri Western State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2017. Missouri Western’s Psychology Department has a national reputation as a leader in undergraduate research and professional service, and all applicants must demonstrate evidence of and commitment to quality teaching and actively involving students in research and other professional activities. Area of specialization is open, however, this position will play a substantial role in a Master’s program in Human Factors and Usability Testing (designated a Professional Science Master’s program [PSM]) and teach a mix of graduate/undergraduate courses (including some online). REQUIRED: Ph.D. in psychology completed prior to start date; a Master’s Degree with substantial industry experience may be considered. Qualified candidates must submit a detailed letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least three references sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. If teaching evaluation data and preprints/reprints are available, they should be included. 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. Deadline: November 28, 2016, although review will begin immediately. Website: www.missouriwestern.edu. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (GENERALIST) IN COMMUNICATION– (tenure-track position). The Department of Communication and Journalism at Missouri Western State University seeks an Assistant Professor able to teach courses in organizational communication. The successful candidate also should be able to teach interviewing, presentational communication, group communication, and other courses aligned with their interests and background. REQUIRED: Ph.D. in communication by August 2017 (date of appointment). All faculty in the department are expected to teach the introductory communication course, participate in departmental activities such as advising, and engage in service to the university and discipline. To be considered for tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must develop and maintain a consistent record of teaching excellence, scholarship, and service. The Department values collegiality, commitment to applied learning and online education, and a willingness to work with a diverse student population. Qualified candidates must submit: a cover letter indicating their interest in the position and how they meet the qualifications, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations), one-page statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda, evidence of scholarly research and/or professional experience, and contact information only for three recent professional references submitted electronically 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. Finalists may be asked for additional materials at a later date (e.g., research articles, professional portfolios). Review of complete application files will begin November 1 and continue until position is filled. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION/PUBLIC RELATIONS– (tenure-track position). The Department of Communication and Journalism at Missouri Western State University seeks an Assistant Professor in strategic communication/public relations to teach courses that may include public relations campaigns, public relations writing and design, client management, public relations practices, introduction to public relations and/or other courses aligned with the candidate’s interests and background. Candidates with professional experience in strategic communication and/or public relations are preferred. REQUIRED: Ph.D. in Strategic Communication, Public Relations, Communication, or a related discipline by August 2017 (date of appointment). All faculty in the department are expected to teach the introductory communication course, participate in departmental activities such as advising, and engage in service to the university and discipline. To be considered for tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must develop and maintain a consistent record of teaching excellence, scholarship, and service. The Department values collegiality, commitment to applied learning and online education, and a willingness to work with a diverse student population. Qualified candidates must submit: a cover letter indicating their interest in the position and how they meet the qualifications, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations), one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information only for three recent professional references submitted electronically 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. Finalists may be asked for additional materials at a later date (e.g., research articles, professional portfolios). Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until filled. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- CINEMA– (tenure-track position) – The Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance at Missouri Western State University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Cinema beginning August, 2017. Successful candidates should possess a comprehensive understanding of film and video production and post-production, as well as professional experience in the industry. The successful candidate should possess a strong commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and sustained creative and scholarly activity. The majority of classes to be taught are production-based, though there is also the opportunity to teach screenwriting, film theory and criticism, and film studies. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. REQUIRED: MFA in Film Production or related field. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter describing areas of expertise, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, links to examples of professional film and video work, and contact information only for 3 professional references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until 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. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- MUSICAL THEATRE– (tenure-track position)- Missouri Western State University Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance seeks an assistant professor of musical theatre with professional experience in directing musical theatre, choreography, and dance who will serve as an instructor/director/choreographer for a new and growing musical theatre program. The candidate will teach selected performance and dance classes and possess the ability to work collaboratively in rehearsals and production. Duties include directing and/or choreographing, as well as providing support for other musical theatre ventures. Service is integral to position and student recruitment and participation in departmental activities is required. REQUIRED: A terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in theatre, dance or related area. A combination of a non-terminal degree and substantial equivalent professional training plus directing experience in musical theatre may be considered. Professional experience in the area of musical theatre expected. Qualified candidates should possess the knowledge and experience to direct musicals, teach performance classes such as acting and musical theatre techniques as well as a wide variety of dance styles and techniques. Successful candidates will possess the ability to work collaboratively as a team member in rehearsals and production. Service is an essential part of this position including advising musical theatre majors, recruiting new students, participating in department and School of Fine Arts meetings and activities as well as service on departmental, school and university committees. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts for required degree, links to video of any creative work (if available), one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information only for 3 professional references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until 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. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- COMPUTER SCIENCE– (tenure-track position) – Missouri Western State University is seeking applications for a full-time faculty position in Computer Information Systems beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and may also mentor student projects and master’s theses. REQUIRED: Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems or closely related field. Interested candidates with a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems or related field, professional certifications and extensive experience may apply for a non-tenure track, one-year position. Desirable expertise includes web application development, graphic design, business analytics, software development and integration, and network administration and security. The successful applicant must have excellent English verbal and written communication skills. 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 only for three references (including name, address, phone number, and e-mail addresses) sent electronically 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. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until filled. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- LEGAL STUDIES- (full-time, tenure track position begins August, 2017) – to teach undergraduate courses, advise students, and participate in department/college activities in an ABA approved Paralegal Program. The Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department offers a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice with a legal studies concentration and A.S. degree and Minor in Legal Studies. Course responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, a combination of the following: Mediation, Conflict Management, Selected Topics in Peace & Conflict Resolution and various Legal Studies Concentration courses such as Legal Research, Legal Computer Applications and Legal Drafting. Additional responsibilities include compliance with ABA requirements, scholarship and professional development related to the teaching of and practice of legal studies; advising students; providing departmental/university/community service. REQUIRED: A J.D. is required for this position. PREFERRED: A post-graduate degree in a dispute resolution discipline, with two years relevant experience in practicing law and in dispute resolution, and both on-line and in-class teaching experience. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, 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. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- ECONOMICS-The Department of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology at Missouri Western State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month position in Economics at the assistant professor rank beginning August 2017. The successful candidate should possess a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In addition to providing high quality instruction, the appointee is expected to maintain an active research agenda leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals, and to participate in service activities, the latter including but not limited to student advisement and recruitment activities. Prior experience with or interest in online teaching is preferred. Instructional duties will include introductory economics, as well as intermediate theory courses and upper-level specialty courses. While fields of specialization are open, the standard teaching load is twelve hours per semester. REQUIRED: Doctorate completed prior to start date; candidates who are ABD will be considered. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, one recent paper, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for at least three references sent electronically only 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. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. EOE