Missouri State University Posting Details in Springfield, Missouri

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor in TESOL - 9 month appointment

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department English

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 Non-Tenure Track

Term (if applicable) 9 month

Begin Date of Appointment 08/14/2017

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

General Function

The Visiting Assistant Professor is a non-tenure track position held by an individual who possesses all the qualifications to be appointed at that rank or who has held that rank at another institution. The Visiting Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor.

Description of Primary Duties

Duties of the Assistant Professor are described in the Faculty Handbook (http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/policy/FacultyHandbook_2015-07-13b.pdf). The Assistant Professor will teach graduate courses online and serve as academic advisor to Missouri State University students in the graduate TESOL program who are enrolled in the iELT-Ozarks Project. This position is subject to the availability of grant funding, not tenure eligible.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications

Additional qualifications include • PhD/EdD in TESL or closely related field, degree completed by August 2017; • evidence of successful teaching; • proficiency in a foreign language; • ESOL/ELL certified teaching experience in K-12 schools; • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; • skills and interest in online teaching.

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21470.htm

Open Date 05/12/2017

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)

Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration will be June 5, 2017 and continue until the search is complete.

Although Visiting Assistant Professor in TESOL and Visiting Instructor in TESOL positions are being posted, the department will only be filling one of these positions based on the qualifications of the selected applicant.

The Visiting Instructor in TESOL posting is located at: http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/33908

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 20170020FTF

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/33906

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • 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


  • Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

(Open Ended Question)


  • Are you licensed/endorsed to teach ESOL/ELL in public schools?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you hold a doctoral degree in TESL or a closely related field?

(Open Ended Question)


  • Would you be available to start in August 2017?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Unsure

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)

  • Other Documents -1

  • Certificate/License-1

  • Publication (Writing Sample) -1

  • Course Document -1

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness -1

  • Other Documents - 2

  • Unofficial Transcripts -2

  • Unofficial Transcripts -3