The Computer Information Sciences (CIS) Department at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant level beginning in the fall of 2021. The CIS Department serves approximately 175 majors with four full-time faculty members. The department is seeking qualified individuals to teach a variety of courses which may include system analysis and design, database management, software engineering, LAN administration, website administration, networking, and data analytics. Candidates with strong computer programming skills and some expertise in the area of cyber security are of particular interest.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching and service to the department, college, and university. Candidates must also exhibit a strong interest in building and maintaining a sustainable program of scholarship and creative activity. Academic requirements for this position include an earned doctorate in computer information science, information technology, or computer science from a regionally accredited university by no later than August 1, 2021. (Candidates without a doctorate degree may be considered for a Master Instructor position).
Finalists must successfully complete an onsite interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation as judged by the CIS faculty. Recommendation for hiring by the majority of the faculty members will be made to the Dean. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply at www.mssu.edu/jobs . Submit a confidential letter of application, vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will be ongoing until a qualified candidate is selected. Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Employment requires a background check. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff.
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, 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.