Assistant professor - Child and Family Studies - Child Development

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • Oct 09, 2023
Full time

Job Description


Assistant professor - Child and Family Studies - Child Development

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202300345

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Child and Family Studies


Position Summary

Assistant Professor - Child Development
Department of Child and Family Studies
College of Education, Health, and Human Studies

Tenure Track

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and advise students in the Child and Family Studies Department
  • Participate as a team member in departmental curriculum development and area specific accreditation or certificate-based programs
  • Maintain active scholarly work in the form of peer-reviewed publications, book authorship, conference presentations, etc.
  • Participate in community and university programs, department, college and university service activities
  • Recruitment and retention of students

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. (minimum of 18 graduate hours in Child Development or directly related field) or ABD (degree completed by August 2024) in Child Development, Human Development, Family Studies, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction (focus on child development); Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university
  • Ability to teach online courses
  • Ability to utilize technology in the academic classroom
  • Experience teaching Child Development, Childhood Trauma and Mental Health and related courses a plus
  • Ability to teach classes across the entire spectrum of Child Development a plus
  • Clinical or community experience a plus
  • Commitment to scholarship and competency as a scholar
  • Commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the university community

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

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: The position starts August 2024 and will remain open until filled. The review of applications will begin November 20, 2023.

To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts for all degrees (official transcripts are required for employment)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Additional Information

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 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. SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

SEMO Fact Book: Institutional Research Factbook | SEMO
SEMO Strategic Action Plan: Strategic Action Plan (

Departmental Information: The Department of Child and Family Studies at Southeast Missouri State University provides programs that are experiential and field-based, with faculty who are actively engaged in university and community programs. Students in Child Development participate in programs including the University School for Young Children, a NAEYC accredited childcare program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and the University Autism Center. The Child Development program is offered through regional campuses in Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, and Kennett and completely available on Southeast Online.

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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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