Missouri State University

2030 Associate Professor

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Associate Professor

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2030

GRADE Unclassified

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Department Head

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Associate Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with a high academic rank who has demonstrated a sustained record of effectiveness in teaching, research including scholarly publications, and service appropriate to the discipline.  The Associate Professor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head which may include serving as an academic advisor.  The Associate Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Associate Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook.  Positions associated with this position classification may be located in facilities requiring the position to be designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy.  Positions associated with this position classification may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential duties and responsibilities of the Associate Professor are assigned by the academic Department Head.  The Associate Professor contributes to a learning environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

SUPERVISION

The Associate Professor receives administrative supervision from the Department Head and may exercise supervision of graduate assistants, undergraduate majors, or student employees.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED JANUARY 2012