Overview

Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Criminal Justice Department starting August 2019. We are seeking a candidate who is prepared to teach a variety of criminal justice related courses.

The position requires a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, advising at the undergraduate level, as well service and research components. The position also includes the opportunity to teach a variety of graduate-level courses. A PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field is required. A Juris Doctorate (JD) alone is not sufficient for this position.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.). Submit documents by visiting our web site at www.mssu.edu/jobs.  Click on the Faculty block. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellent and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a four-year liberal arts institution serving nearly 6,000 students. Expanding graduate and undergraduate programs provide faculty with rich opportunities for service and scholarship. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.