Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education
College of Education, Health and Human Studies
All tenure track faculty members teach the equivalent of 12 hours per semester and maintain active scholarly work in their field. This position would include both undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Early Childhood Education program.
Ph.D./Ed.D. or ABD (with degree completion by December 2022) in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, or a related field; Graduate level course work in early childhood education is required; Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited / government certified university
Teaching certification Early Childhood Education
Minimum of five years full time, PreK – 3rd grade teaching experience
Demonstrated commitment to professional development in early childhood education
Knowledge of national (NAEYC) teacher preparation standards and current trends in educator preparation
Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college/university level
Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work, i.e. research 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 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 January 1, 2023 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 17, 2022.
Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
Current Curriculum Vitae
Copy of teaching certification
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Names and contact information of five references
Departmental Information: The College of Education, Health, and Human Studies 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 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 and field-based, with faculty actively involved in area PreK – 12 schools.
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of approximately 1,000. 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 78,000. 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.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.