Assistant Professor- Secondary Education

Missouri Western State University

United States

January 24, 2022


Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor- Secondary Education

Job Description

Missouri Western seeks an individual capable of teaching Secondary Education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. This is a tenure-track position and will teach on-campus courses.

Assistant Professors are responsible to educate students, engage in original research and creative activities that are published or presented in peer- reviewed settings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Teaching: teach undergraduate and graduate students in Secondary and General Education courses; participation in programs that promote instructional development in the discipline; develop and manage curricular materials, ensuring that they meet departmental and university standards; participation in campus initiatives related to teaching such as learning communities, honors programs, and applied learning.

• Scholarship: engage in scholarly and creative activities leading to peer- reviewed artifacts, performances, and/or exhibitions including basic research or creative expression, reviews and/or integrates prior research, applies current knowledge and innovations to important practices, and focuses on the nature and improvement of teaching.

• Service: document students' attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade; plan and create lectures, in-class activities, and assignments; maintain currency in one's area of expertise and discipline; provide academic advising and support related to the academic progress of students; is accessible to students outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success; engage in service activities in support of departmental, college, and university needs; service supporting community outreach; and service to relevant professional organizations; participate in student recruitment efforts as assigned.

• Will also engage in data analysis and program review for continuous improvement and accreditation purposes.

Required Qualifications


  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching experience in grades 6-12
  • Interest in building partnerships across campus and with local schools and communities
  • Appropriate scholarship including publications, conferences, presentations, and/or panels
  • Ability to use instructional technologies (Content Management System/LMS; Microsoft Office applications) in support of student learning and professional collaboration
  • Ability to analyze data to inform teaching and program improvement
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • Excellent teaching skills with an ability to coordinate with the faculties and students from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to engage large groups of people with complicated material
  • Able to teach with appropriate real-world experience
  • Able to demonstrate confidence teaching and presenting in a public forum
  • Technologically adept: can utilize electronic communications, online learning management systems, and other forms of technology related to the position
  • Passionate about specific academic fields and education in general
  • Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcomes assessment
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Experience with and commitment to diverse student populations, in P-12 and/or higher education
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-bias in education
  • Experience, training, and/or certification in working with students with exceptional abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to teach secondary methods courses
  • Experience supervising P-12 teachers or teacher candidates
  • Experience teaching in face to face and virtual settings
  • Experience leading graduate capstone or thesis experiences
  • Experience with CAEP accreditation
  • Physical Demands

    Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds

    FLSA Exempt Additional Demands

    May require some evenings and/or nights. Travel for supervision, recruitment and conferences.

    Hours of Work

    Varies depending on classes.

    Posting Number S350P

    Open Date 12/15/2021 Priority Deadline 01/24/2022 Open Until Filled Yes

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • PHD
  • Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • What is your Philosophy for serving students?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • If you have not had higher ed experience, please explain your interest in working in this environment.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Briefly list your area(s) of research or teaching expertise.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References (3-5 with contact information)
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness(Student Evaluations)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (One Page)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Diversity
  • Optional Documents