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Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, MO

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Full-time Faculty

Become a Lion and Join the Pride at Missouri Southern State University!

MSSU is currently seeking candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor Position in the Nursing Department starting August 2023 in Joplin, Missouri.

Successful candidates should be prepared to teach didactic and clinical courses or have demonstrated expertise in medical-surgical or pediatric nursing. Other specialty areas of study may be acceptable. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and advising at the undergraduate level. A master's degree in nursing or nursing specialty is required; a doctoral degree in nursing or nursing specialty is preferred. Candidates who are ABD or within 2 years of obtaining a doctoral degree will be considered. An unencumbered Registered Nurse license in the state of Missouri or a compact state is required. Faculty approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing must be obtained prior to an offer of employment.

Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting

Official transcripts are required 45 days after the contract is issued.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon a background check.

MSSU's vibrant campus creates an engaging learning environment for students and provides its faculty and staff with rewarding career and benefit opportunities. We offer a collaborative and diverse workplace that fosters a global perspective with opportunities for advancement. Joining the MSSU Pride provides a variety of opportunities for you to attain your career goals, a place where your contributions are valued, and –perhaps most importantly –the ability to make a difference in the lives of our students. MSSU is an EOE/AA employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.


Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Missouri Southern is located in Joplin, Missouri. In the Ozarks of Southwest of Missouri on Interstate 44 and Historic Route 66, Joplin is the 4th largest metropolitan area with 470,000 people living in the surrounding 4-state area. With a population of approximately 52,000 full-time residents and a daytime population reaching 250,000, Joplin is the "go to" place in the Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas 4-state area for quality educational opportunities, shopping, outstanding medical services, recreational venues, convention accommodations and employment opportunities. Joplin has been named the number one Missouri town of populations under 53,000 by Missouri Life. Selection criteria included published data on education, crime, unemployment, as well as numerous amenities.

Additional information on Missouri Southern and our mission can be found on the University's home page or by clicking here. You belong in Joplin! Enjoy a low cost of living, supportive community, outdoor lifestyle, proximity to destination markets, and more. Whatever it is, it's possible in Joplin, Missouri! Check out all Joplin has to offer by clicking here.  Additional information on Joplin and the surrounding area are available through the Joplin Chamber of Commerce website or the City of Joplin web site. 

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