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Newsletter Article | Jan 27, 2014

MISSOURI - SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY - Associate or Full Professor/Chairperson, Dept. of Educational Leadership and Counseling

 Primary Responsibilities:

The Chairperson maintains standards, policies and procedures for a department with two distinct disciplines:  Educational Leadership and Counseling.  The department serves graduate students and offers degrees including Master’s Degree programs in Educational Administration, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Higher Education Administration. Specialist level degrees are offered for Educational Administration, Counseling Education, and Educational Leadership Development. The Department also supports a Cooperative Ed.D. program in partnership with the University of Missouri.  Responsibilities include administration, leadership, teaching, faculty-personnel relations, student recruitment, department liaison, student development, and management/budget oversight consistent with a diverse graduate level department.  In addition, the chairperson maintains an active, scholarly and service agenda.  The Chairperson of the department has a reduced teaching load.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D./Ed.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited institution or a Ph.D./Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Administration (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Demonstrated record of administrative/leadership experience
  • Ability to champion both counseling and administration programs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ELCC, CACREP and CAEP/NCATE standards
  • Demonstrated success with scholarly research
  • Excellent record of college/university teaching
  • Experience/knowledge of administrative and counseling accreditation and certification processes
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm

 Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

 Compensation:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Deadline:  The position is available July 2014, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 3, 2014

 Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at:

  • 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 (Reference letters can be uploaded online when you apply or e-mailed to

Departmental Information:  Information regarding the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling may be found at: and

University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  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 71,000.  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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