Southeast Missouri State University — Assistant Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Education (Tenure Track)

Departments of Middle/Secondary Education & Elementary, Early and Special Education 

Primary Responsibilities
All tenure track faculty members teach the equivalent of 12 hours per semester and maintain an active scholarly work in their field.  This position is a joint appointment in the Middle / Secondary Education and Elementary, Early and Special Education Departments and would include both undergraduate and graduate teaching and field supervision in both departments.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D./Ed.D. or ABD (with degree completion by August 2017) in STEM Education or a related field.  Graduate level course work in STEM education or STEM related work experience is required. (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited / government certified university)
  • Current or previous teaching license
  • Minimum of five years full time teaching experience in P – 12
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development in STEM education
  • Knowledge of national teacher preparation standards (CAEP)and current trends in educator preparation and STEM education, i.e. Next Generation Science Standards
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college/university level
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work, i.e. research, grants, and/or publications
  • Experience or knowledge of using technology in instruction, including online teaching
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Application Deadline:  The position is available for the Fall 2017 semester, and will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 14, 2016.

To apply: Submit the following items online at

  • Letter of interest addressing position requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three references

Departmental Information:  The College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University has an award winning teacher preparation program that is CAEP (formerly NCATE) accredited and approved by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The Department of Middle / Secondary Education offers undergraduate program in Middle School that is recognized by Association For Middle Level Education (AMLE) and offers pedagogy courses for the5-9, 9-12 and K-12 teacher education majors. Additionally, graduate course work and programs are offered in secondary education including Masters of Arts in Educational Studies and, Educational Technology. The Department is also in the process of developing a Maters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with MO licensure in the STEM area. The Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education department offers undergraduate programs that are recognized by the Association for Childhood International (ACEI), the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).  Additionally, graduate programs and course work are offered in elementary, early childhood, and exceptional child education. The teacher preparation programs are experiential, field-based, with faculty actively involved in area PreK – 12 schools.

University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.