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Department Head, Reading Foundations and Technology

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The first date of consideration is October 13, 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Department Head, Reading Foundations and Technology
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department College of Education Administration
Pay Grade Unclassified
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Granted
Term (if applicable) 12 month
Begin Date of Appointment 08/01/2017
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Department Head is responsible for administering an academic department within a college which may include and is not limited to, faculty recruitment and development, faculty evaluation, program development, program review, curriculum development, student advisement, departmental budgeting and budget control, class schedule planning, and general supervision of the teaching, research, and service and related scholarly activities of the department.

Description of Primary Duties

Serve as Department Head of the Department of Reading, Foundations and Technology which includes undergraduate and graduate courses in Reading Education, Foundations of Education, Educational Technology, Middle School Education, Educational Research, and Multicultural Education, (http://education.missouristate.edu/RFT/default.asp). Administrative duties include, but are not limited to, budgeting; hiring, supervision, and evaluation of personnel; student issues; scheduling; grant writing; program development; and taking a leadership role in accreditation compliance. The Department Head facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with all persons, including those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Department Head are prescribed by the College Dean in concert with guidance from the Provost. A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment is required.

Additional Qualifications

Terminal degree in an education related field and university experience in administration and/or management skills is required, as well as a minimum of three years teaching experience in Pre-K-12 schools. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21254.htm
Open Date 10/11/2016
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 October 13, 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20160100FTF
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/29087

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
    • Other
  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?
    • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.
    • No, I am not currently employed by the University.
    • No, I am a current per course faculty member.
    • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.
    • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.
    • No, I am a current student University employee.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Statement of Research Interest
  6. Statement of Vision of Leadership
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  2. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  3. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
  4. Unofficial Transcripts -2
  5. Unofficial Transcripts -3