Associate/Full Professor & Department Chairperson

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Associate/Full Professor & Department Chairperson


Craig School of Business


9 Months

Tenure Status



Job Summary

The Craig School of Business in the College of Business and Professional Studies at Missouri Western State University invites applications for an experienced associate or full professor to join the Craig School of Business as a Department Chairperson and Faculty member. This tenured Associate/Full Professor and Department Chairperson position will teach courses in the Craig School of Business for an August 2024 appointment .

The Craig School of Business is committed to providing students with a strong foundation of business knowledge and applied learning experiences skills through five BSBA degrees, as well as both online and traditional MBA degree programs with concentrations in Engineering Technology, Management, Forensic Accounting and General Business. Nonacademic units integral to the Craig School of Business includes the Center for Franchise Development and the Center for Workforce Development.

Essential Job Duties

Duties of the Department Chairperson include:
  • Curriculum Development & Maintenance: Lead the design, development, and review of innovative and relevant academic programs, courses, and curricula in collaboration with faculty members and industry experts.
  • Industry Collaboration: Develop and maintain strong partnerships with industry leaders, governmental agencies, and community organizations to enhance the relevance and impact of academic programs and research.
  • Faculty Leadership: Recruit, develop, and mentor a diverse and talented faculty team, fostering their professional growth and promoting excellence in teaching, service, and research.
  • Grants and Funding: Proactively seek external funding opportunities and grants to support applied research activities, infrastructure development, and student initiatives.
  • Student Engagement: Enhance student engagement through innovative teaching methods, experiential learning opportunities, and industry partnerships.
Faculty at Missouri Western teach 12 credit hours (typically four courses) per Fall and Spring Semester, and are actively involved in advising and supervision of student applied learning. Department Chairs have a reduced teaching load. Professors are responsible to educate students, engage in original research and creative activities that are published or presented in peer-reviewed settings.

We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise and professional experience, evidence of exceptional teaching, and the potential for scholarly productivity and collaboration with the region and community.

Successful candidates will:
  • Demonstrate disciplinary and professional expertise, and evidence of exceptional and innovative teaching and advising with diverse undergraduate or adult learners (in-person and online).
  • Exhibit existing and potential scholarly productivity as well as the desire to collaborate with colleagues, the region, and community.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve on department committees, attend department meetings, and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
Required Qualifications
  • Candidate must have a Doctorate or an AACSB -recognized terminal degree in Marketing, Accounting, Management, Finance, or a closely related discipline.
  • Candidate must have an established record of effective teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with the rank of associate or full professor.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability or have a record of effective experience in curriculum management, program review and assessment, student and faculty administration, and fiscal management. Candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills to effectively engage with faculty, students, industry partners, and the broader community.
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • As Missouri’s designated applied learning institution, we seek a candidate who is both collaborative and service oriented, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to building real-world active-learning environments.
  • As an open access institution, we seek a candidate who is motivated to work with students of varied backgrounds, including online and adult learners.
Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

Additional Demands

May teach on-line classes as needed.


Designated as the State of Missouri’s applied learning institution, Missouri Western State University is a public open-access institution located in St. Joseph, Missouri, on a beautiful 744-acre campus approximately 35 minutes north of the Kansas City International Airport. With 4,000 plus graduate and undergraduate students and over 29,000 alumni, Missouri Western is designated as a First-Gen Forward campus dedicated to academic innovation, regional and community partnerships, and a student-centered experience.

Missouri Western State University is an active participant in the educational, economic, cultural, and social development of the people and region it serves, and the campus’ distinctive focus on applied learning and research is a hallmark of its innovative teaching and learning environment. Missouri Western seeks to build an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups and women to apply for this position.

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Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to candidates submitting materials by November 13, 2023. This position targets a start date of August 2024. An earlier start day may be available due to Department Chairperson duties.


Missouri Western State University

At Missouri Western, Griffons Succeed!

Missouri Western State University has a proud tradition of providing a high quality, affordable education to students in the state of Missouri and beyond. We are a four-year, state-supported institution providing a variety of degree programs and offering professional master’s degrees, four-year baccalaureate degrees, two-year associate degrees, pre-professional transfer programs and one-year certificates. In addition, the University offers seminars, conferences and workshops suited to the needs of the community.

Students come from throughout the United States and more than 25 countries. And our alumni live and work around the world. From its humble beginnings in 1915, Missouri Western continues to deepen its impact on the community, region, nation and world.

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