Visiting Assistant Professor-9 month appointment, MCHHS RStats Institute

  • Missouri State University
  • Springfield, MO
  • Apr 19, 2021
Full time Mathematics & Statistics

Job Description

Work Location: Springfield Campus

Department: McQueary College of Health & Human Services Administration

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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: 08/16/2021

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

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive teaching practices and expertise in teaching research design, data analysis and statistics across the college at the graduate and undergraduate level. Teaching need is in the health sciences areas and professional graduate programs. The candidate will be knowledgeable of and use student focused pedagogy in the classroom to engage students in the learning process and provide students with access to high impact practices aimed at increasing student retention, persistence, and success. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate students, advising, supporting graduate students in biomedical/clinical research projects during design, execution, and after completion. Engage in scholarly activity in an area of expertise to establish a research agenda and participate in the University's mission of public affairs with service to the college, university, and community.

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
  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in statistics, research methods and statistics, closely related field, or a discipline within the college.
  • Potential for or evidence of innovative, learner-centered pedagogy
  • Evidence of strong background in research design and/or statistics
  • Evidence of expertise and content knowledge in biomedical/clinical research
  • Ability to teach courses in research design, data analysis, and statistics
  • The ability or potential to mentor and support our student population and research in MCHHS
  • Evidence of research productivity by publication in scholarly journals.
  • Team-oriented with effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
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Open Date: 04/12/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin on May 10, 2021. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date of August 16, 2021.

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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,, 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,, 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 Number: 20210020FTF

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