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Last Updated
April 20, 2015


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


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


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


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


NURSING FACULTY-(tenure-track) – The Dept. of Nursing and Allied Health is seeking a full-time faculty member (Assistant/Associate Professor) to teach 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: Master’s 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: 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


INSTRUCTOR, UNV 101-FOUNDATIONS OF UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE- (part-time) – Seeking qualified and committed instructors to teach a three-credit Foundations of University Experience course for incoming freshman and transfer students. The course is designed to give participants an opportunity to address both academic and social strengths and weaknesses in an effort to create goals related to their educational and personal development. REQUIRED: Master’s Degree and successful teaching experience. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, one-page summary of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for at least three references sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Applications will be accepted through April 27, 2015. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY- (full-time, tenure-track, beginning August 2015). The Engineering Technology Department is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach engineering technology courses, coordinate student internships and serve as a liaison between the Engineering Technology program and regional business and industry. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in manufacturing and/or construction engineering technology with potential for teaching in the graduate program in Engineering Technology Management. Additional responsibilities include serving as an academic advisor, scholarship, and providing departmental/university/community service. The undergraduate programs in Construction Engineering Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology are accredited by ABET. REQUIRED: Ph.D. in Engineering and a minimum of one year of field experience OR a Master’s degree in Engineering and a professional engineering license with a minimum of five years of experience working in the engineering field. Candidates not meeting all requirements are encouraged to apply for a non-tenure track position. PREFER: Demonstration of experience in community relationships. Previous classroom and online teaching and service experience in higher education, specifically in construction or manufacturing. 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, vitae, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. For maximum consideration, please submit all materials by April 24, 2015. Applications will be considered until position is filled. AA/EOE


COSTUME DESIGNER- INSTRUCTOR OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- (full-time) – The Theatre, Cinema and Dance Department at Missouri Western State University is seeking applicants for a Costume Designer, Instructor or Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. Responsibilities include: teaching courses in Introduction to Theatre, Costume Design, Makeup Design, and other courses in areas of expertise. Other design experience a plus. Some scene/lighting design possible. Duties include management of the costume shop, supervision of student workers and volunteers, costume design and construction for University productions. REQUIRED: M.A., M.F.A. preferred. The Theatre, Cinema and Dance Department will typically produce four main stage productions each year. Two musicals and two straight plays is a standard season mix. Applicant may also have the opportunity to design in the summer for Western Playhouse, a local, professional company housed on campus. 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 describing areas of expertise, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. AA/EOE


SCENIC DESIGNER- INSTRUCTOR OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- (full-time) – The Theatre, Cinema and Dance Department at Missouri Western State University is seeking applicants for a Scenic Designer, Instructor or Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. Responsibilities include: teaching courses in Introduction to Theatre, Set Design, Scenic Painting, Production Participation and other courses in areas of expertise. Other design experience and live sound mixing a plus. Some sound/lighting design possible. Duties include teaching courses, sharing supervision of student workers and volunteers, designing for school productions, and working with technical director in scene shop. REQUIRED: M.A., M.F.A. preferred. The Theatre, Cinema and Dance Department will typically produce four main stage productions each year. Two musicals and two straight plays is a standard season mix. Applicant may also have the opportunity to design in the summer for Western Playhouse, a local, professional company housed on campus. 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 describing areas of expertise, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. AA/EOE


COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY- Missouri Western State University (MWSU) is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position (Instructor or Assistant Professor) 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: Master’s or Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field, and excellent English verbal and written communication skills. Other desirable qualifications include security certifications and teaching experience in higher education. Research or industry experience in parallel and distributed computing is a plus. 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 April 29, 2015. AA/EOE


DIRECTOR OF SPEECH AND DEBATE, INSTRUCTOR OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- The Department of Communication and Journalism at Missouri Western State University is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in Communication, beginning August 2015. Responsibilities include: developing a competitive intercollegiate speech and parliamentary debate team; recruiting, mentoring, and retaining quality students; teaching courses in Argumentation and Debate, Oral Communication, and others in area of expertise. REQUIRED: M.A. or Ph.D. in Communication, experience in collegiate debate and forensics as coach or supervisor, ability to travel on a regular basis, ability to effectively manage and maintain a budget, documented successful teaching and coaching experience. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter describing areas of expertise, current vita, documentation of forensics experience, evidence of a safe driving record, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. AA/EOE