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Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Missouri Southern State University

Job Description

The Department of Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Finance in the Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, to begin fall 2023.

Candidates will possess an earned doctorate by no later than August 1, 2023 (ABD candidates can be considered for a visiting position). The candidate will primarily teach undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship. A secondary area in strategy and/or international business is desirable. Instructional delivery may occur through traditional, on-line, and alternative instructional methods. This position will interact with students and the broader business and entrepreneurship community through teaching and service. Demonstrated ability to work with and/or knowledge of diverse populations is preferred. The successful candidate will engage in an active program of scholarship that results in quality, peer reviewed journal articles. Related business experience is also desirable.

The Plaster School of Business (PSB) is accredited by ACBSP and is actively pursuing AACSB accreditation with 17 full-time tenured/tenure track faculty. Undergraduate programs include Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, HR Management, Marketing, and International Business. The PSB currently offers one graduate program: Master of Science in Management.

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a community-driven four-year institution serving approximately 3,600 students. Expanding graduate and undergraduate programs provide faculty with rich opportunities for service and scholarship. International-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music, and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient, vibrant, and growing city with a population of over 52,000 serving a combined metro area of 210,000 and a market area of over 350,000 people in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Parks, sports, lakes, hunting, fishing, biking, and entertainment characterize the Joplin region’s quality of life. With a temperate, four-season climate, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors from community parks, to walking and biking trails to floating down one of the many area Ozark streams. Art galleries, museums, concerts, and the variety of shopping and eateries offered throughout the region add to the year-round quality of living in the area. The Joplin area also offers a low cost of living, one of the lowest housing costs in the United States, and strong medical care with two major regional medical centers based in Joplin. Joplin schools and those in the nearby communities are some of the most recognized and respected schools in the state. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.

Apply at Submit a confidential letter of application, vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will be ongoing until a qualified candidate is selected. Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Employment requires a background check. MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.

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