Chairperson - Elementary, Early and Special Education

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate or Full Professor/Chairperson (Tenured)

Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education

Primary Responsibilities

The Chairperson maintains standards, policies and procedures for a department with three distinct undergraduate and graduate programs: Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education, fulfilling the role and responsibilities as defined in the Faculty Handbook, including officially representing the department’s interests on- and off-campus. The chairperson provides collegial leadership for faculty on the main campus as well as at the regional campuses. Additional responsibilities include administration, teaching, faculty-personnel relations, student recruitment, department liaison, student development, and management/budget oversight consistent with a diverse undergraduate and graduate level department. The chairperson maintains an active scholarly and service agenda. The chairperson f ulfills department administrative duties on a 12-month contract. Reassigned time approved by the Provost, typically 6 credit hours of instruction per semester or equivalent, is required.

The department serves graduate students and offers the following Master’s Degree programs: Master of Arts in Elementary Education - Reading Emphasis; Master of Arts in Elementary Education - Early Childhood Emphasis; Master of Arts in Elementary Education - Math/Science Emphasis; Master of Arts in Exceptional Child Education - Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical Emphasis; Master of Arts in Exceptional Child Education - Autism Emphasis; Master of Arts in Exceptional Child Education - Early Childhood Special Education Emphasis.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D./Ed.D. in a departmentally related discipline from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university
  • A strong record of teaching, scholarly productivity, and service which merit the rank of Associate Professor, full Professor preferred
  • Teaching certificate which demonstrates record of teaching in Elementary, Early, and/or Exceptional Child Education
  • Evidence of successful administrative and leadership experience in an academic community; budgetary and scheduling experience is preferred
  • Demonstrate the ability to advocate for the elementary, early childhood and special education programs
  • Demonstrate experience working collaboratively with students, colleagues, and community
  • Demonstrate success with scholarly research and peer reviewed publications
  • Demonstrate excellent record of college/university teaching
  • Experience/knowledge of accreditation and certification processes
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared governance
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrate strong written, oral communication skills and cultural competencies
  • Demonstrate commitment to a diverse working 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 who take an entrepreneurial approach to the development of new academic programs and initiatives. Ideal candidates will be able to document the development and maintenance of academic quality verified by measured student learning. Southeast seeks candidates able to demonstrate the ability to facilitate online program development, course redesign, and other progressive methods of developing and transmitting knowledge digitally.

Required Information & Deadline:

Application Deadline: The position is available July, 2021 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 22, 2021 .

To Apply: Complete the online application by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page. You will need to submit the following in order for your application materials to be complete.

  • Letter of interest addressing position requirements and how you learned of this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three references
  • Two letters of recommendation, dated within the past two years

Additional Information:

Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education may be found at:

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,050. 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.

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