Southeast Missouri State University — Assistant/Associate Professor / Director of Cooperating EdD, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

The mission of ELC is to provide transformative, high quality programs to inspire, empower, and prepare students to succeed and lead. We strive to be the premier preparation provider for leaders of higher education, P-12 schools, and community counseling agencies. In doing so, the department wants each student to have a quality educational experience. Additionally, the mission of cooperative program between Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri is to create knowledge while preparing leaders to critically shape and transform educational issues, policies, and practices.

We are searching for one tenure-track faculty member to join our team who shares our commitment to research, teaching excellence, exceptional service to students, social justice, and continuous improvement. Applicants should provide evidence of expertise in educational leadership, policy analysis or higher education administration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reports to the chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
  • Responsibilities include teaching, advisement, research, and service to the department, college, and university
  • Focuses teaching on doctoral level coursework with the flexibility to teach master’s or specialist level courses within the department through various forms of instructional delivery modes, including traditional classroom instruction, internet based or web-enhanced learning on campus as well as traveling to off campus sites, which may include summer and/or academic year travel
  • Coordinates the cohort based doctoral level program in collaboration with the University of Missouri and serves as a representative on the MU Cooperative Coordinating Board
  • Collaborates with faculty across the College of Education and the MU Cooperative Coordinating Board; supervising doctoral level research and dissertations, with expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • Aids in the recruitment and selection of doctoral candidates.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D./Ed.D. in educational administration/leadership, policy analysis or higher education administration (Degrees must be from an accredited/government certified university)
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college/university level with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Evidence of scholarly activity within the previous 5 years demonstrating that the candidate possesses the skills and experience to successfully advise and assess doctoral student research
  • Active participation in service to the department, college, university, and community
  • Active participation in state and national professional organizations
  • Evidence of supervising or serving on doctoral level dissertation committees
  • 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 August 1, 2017 and will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 31, 2017.

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:  Information regarding the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling may be found at:

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.