Employment Process Q&A

901 S. National
Carrington Hall, Room 118
Springfield, MO 65897

What Type Of Staff and Faculty Positions Are Available?

Administrative, professional, clerical, technical, service, and some part-time positions are posted by the Office of Human Resources whenever a vacancy occurs. You may find faculty positions at https://jobs.missouristate.edu, or for additional information regarding faculty positions please contact the Office of the Provost, Carrington Hall 209, 417-836-5119, or preferably the department of your discipline.

How Do I Find Out About Job Opportunities?

Applicants interested in staff positions at Missouri State can learn of openings:

  • by calling (417)836-4683, the 24-hour job vacancy hotline, which is updated by 5:00 PM each Friday.
  • by checking the vacancy announcement posted on the bulletin board outside of the Office of Human Resources,
    Carrington Hall, Room 118.
  • or by accessing the Office of Human Resources vacancy announcement on the web site https://jobs.missouristate.edu 

How Do I Apply?

The vacancy announcement lists the positions available at https://jobs.missouristate.edu.  You will need to apply for positions by creating an account and completing an online application form. Once an online application form is submitted you will receive a confirmation number and your application information is saved.  In addition to the application form, you will be asked to complete an online voluntary Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) form.

Each position that is posted specifies the application materials needed to apply (i.e. resume, cover letter, etc).  Optional information, such as letters of reference or certificates, may be included if the posting requests those items to be attached. 

It is your responsibility to monitor the online vacancy announcements at https://jobs.missouristate.edu and apply by the posted closing date to be considered for a specific position. 

Should I Apply If I Do Not Meet Minimum Acceptable Qualifications?

Only apply for positions for which you meet the minimum acceptable qualifications. If you do not meet the minimum qualifications, your application will be removed from consideration.

How Long Will My Application and Materials Be Retained?

Your employment information (i.e. work history and education) is saved in your account.  You have the ability to update this information prior to submitting your application and materials for a vacancy.  Once you receive a confirmation number, you may not update your information for that specific posting. 

Who Do I Contact If I Possess Special Accessibility Needs?

The Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance at 417-836-4252 or equity@missouristate.edu. They will address any accessibility needs or other concerns that you may have.

How Do I Find Out The Status Of A Position?

Log into your account at https://jobs.missouristate.edu, and select My Applications.  You can follow the hiring process of the postings you have applied for on this page.  If you have other questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at 417-836-5102.

Testing for Clerical Positions

All clerical positions require skills testing prior to interview consideration. These tests include basic computer and clerical skills and a keyboarding test.  Click here for specific information regarding clerical testing.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Prohibited sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, (417) 836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights.

Missouri State University
Office of Human Resources
Phone Number: 417-836-5102 
Vacancy Recording: 417-836-4683 
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: 417-836-6974 
Fax: 417-836-6789 
Office of Human Resources website: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/

Vacancy Announcement: https://jobs.missouristate.edu