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Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri.  Harris-Stowe’s beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions.  Harris-Stowe’s diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region. 

General State of Duties:        

  • Provides primary responsibility of teaching 12 credit hours of courses in the area of expertise.

Supervision Received:           

  • General Supervision

Supervised Exercised:           

  • Provides clinical supervision to students in the program

Required Qualifications and Education:                       

  • Earned Doctorate from an accredited University
  • Licensure or license-eligible in the state of Missouri
  • HLC Qualified with 18 graduate hours in the area of expertise
  • Experience in K-12 school settings.
  • A commitment to excellence in the field of education in a diverse environment in higher education.
  • Good knowledge of principles and theory of teaching field.
  • Good knowledge of practices and procedures of teaching.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills as well as experience with technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work as well as the ability to work as a team member within the college.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relations with students and University community~ Professionalism is essential.


  • Experience in teaching at the college level in the area of expertise. 


  • Dependent upon teaching field


  • Exempt

Occupational Group:              

  • Faculty

Example of Duties: * 

  • Maintains course syllabi and provides each student with a written statement of course requirements at the beginning of each semester.
  • Prepares lectures and leads discussions in various delivery methods (face to face, hybrid and online), models researched best practices in instructional strategies, promotes higher order thinking and hands-on learning and performs other activities which are related to and meet the course objectives.
  • Conducts appropriate evaluations of student’s performances and assigns grades on the basis of such evaluations.
  • Maintains records of student’s grades and attendance according to University requirements.
  • Serves as a College of Education Advisor providing academic and career advisement and conducts office hours/ conference time with students each week according to University requirements.
  • Tutors’ and prepares students for successful passage of the MEGA ( Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments: MoGEA and MoCA)
  • Participates in the development and revision of course content, textbook/ equipment selection, instructional materials, and teaching assignment/ scheduling.
  • Maintains professional skills and subject expertise through study and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Serves on department, college and University committees as needed to assist in policy development, promotion or tenure review, and other matters to benefit the University.
  • Actively recruits and retains students within the College of Education.
  • Contributes to the field of education through scholarly research, presentations and collaborations. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
Benefits Statement:
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance and eye care options
  • Receive rich medical premiums 
  • Pension account matched at up to 16.79%
  • Tuition remission including qualifying dependents 
  • Savings annuity plans
  • Tax Savings Benefit through Missouri State Employees’ Cafeteria Plan
  • On-site fitness center
  • Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time


Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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“Please No Phone Calls”

Due to the large number of applications submitted and the high volume of applicant inquiries we receive regarding the status of applications, we are unable to accept phone calls or walk-in inquiries regarding applicant status. 




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