Assistant Professor-9 month
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO

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The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties
The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor engages in grant proposal development, scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research by having an active research agenda. The Assistant Professor will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood education and child and family development including such courses as: Early Childhood Curriculum, Early Childhood Assessment, Family Involvement, or related courses. In addition, the successful candidate will supervise practica and student teachers; will provide service to the field and profession; and participate in program, department, college, and university service.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications
Terminal degree or ABD in Early Childhood Education, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Education, or closely related field from an accredited university. Hold, or be able to hold, an early childhood education teaching certificate. Minimum of three years teaching experience in a public or nationally accredited school (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 3).
Knowledge of, or experience with, Teacher Work Samples. Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Link to Job Description
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Open Date
02/01/2013

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)

Special Instructions to Applicants
The first date of consideration is March 1, 2013.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.

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