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Chairperson - Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion (EXPIRED)

Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, Southeast Missouri State University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Start date August 2023
Job description

Associate Professor or Professor - Tenured
Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Southeast Missouri State University seeks an academic leader for a multidisciplinary department that includes Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, a very dedicated faculty and staff, and approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 30 students in the Master of Public Administration program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Fulfill department administrative duties on a 12-month contract, 6-credit hours of instruction per semester; or equivalent reassigned time as appropriate to be approved by the Provost.
  • Provide dynamic collegial leadership for faculty on the main campus, regional sites, and in online programs
  • Provide assistance with accreditation requirements, data collection, policies and procedures
  • Support academic planning of the department for academic programs
  • Execute budget planning and oversight for the department
  • Coordinate curriculum planning, development, practices and procedures
  • Provide supervision and/or evaluation practices commensurate with common collegial practices  
  • Support student recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Support the facilitation of faculty research productivity
  • Coordinate efforts to engage university and community stakeholders
  • Provide leadership for addressing faculty-student conflicts 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or closely related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Demonstrated administrative experience at the department level or above or other comparable administrative experience that prepares one for service in this departmental leadership role
  • Evidence of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service that would merit appointment at the associate professor level or higher (with tenure)
  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge of distance learning modalities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with constituencies both on and off campus
  • Demonstrated success in leading or facilitating the development and/or growth of graduate programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 

Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. 

Required Information & Deadline 

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2023 and will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 3, 2023.  

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/promotionaljobs

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

Department Information: Information regarding the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion can be found at https://semo.edu/colleges-departments/humanities-social-sciences/political-science-philosophy/.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/promoti...
Deadline for full consideration: March 3, 2023, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://semo.edu/
Contact name Leann Stinson
Contact email
Time created January 5, 2023, 4:06pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 3, 2023, 8:32pm CST
Expired on July 3, 2023, 8:46pm CST
Last updated September 3, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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