Employment Process Q and 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.
  • by checking 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.

Non-discrimination 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 non-discrimination 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, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or of 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/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 314, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other 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, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)