Academic Openings

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Our world-class scholars are engaged with and accessible to students, and they are devoted to integrating active learning opportunities into teaching and learning.  Morningside strives for the highest levels of quality in the education it provides and to live out its mission to the fullest. Thank you for your interest in joining the Morningside community. 

Full-Time Academic Openings

Morningside faculty typically teach five 4-credit courses per academic year to fulfill a 20-hour load and one May Term course every three years. Excellence in teaching, effective advising, scholarship, and service are expected for all faculty members.

Status: Faculty / Full-time
Area: Department of Social Sciences
Supervisor: Dr. Jack Hill, Department Head
Start Date: August 17, 2020

The Department of Social Sciences at Morningside College is seeking applications for two tenure-track appointments at the assistant or associate professor level in the newly established Criminal Justice program, to begin August 17, 2020. The positions emphasize the administration of justice, corrections, criminological theory, law adjudication, law enforcement, and research and analysis methods.

Teaching duties:

  • Teaching load is 20 credits per academic year plus a May Term every three years.
  • Courses will primarily include courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Research Methods, Criminal Law and Procedure, Corrections, Law Enforcement, and/or a Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar. Faculty may have the opportunity to develop new courses in their specialty.
  • Candidates must also be willing to contribute to the general education curriculum by teaching statistics or first-year writing.
  • Ideal candidates will have an active scholarly agenda that may include collaborating with students.

Qualifications: A Doctoral degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology or a closely related discipline preferred, ABD may be considered.

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Apply on-line only by submitting an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. entering “Criminal Justice Search” in the subject line, and attaching PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, 1-page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Jack Hill, Department Head, (712-274-5145 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Status: Faculty / Full-time
Area: Department of Accounting and Business
Supervisor: Dr. Anne Power, Department Head
Start Date: August 17, 2020

The Department of Accounting and Business is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management, to begin August 17, 2020. The faculty will teach students with a variety of career goals, including students pursuing careers in accounting and business administration. The successful candidate for the position must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching, be energetic, engaging, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive education.

Teaching duties:

  • Teaching load is 20 credits per academic year plus a May Term every three years.
  • Courses will primarily include courses in management, organizational behavior, human resource management, business communications, and other courses as appropriate. Faculty will teach in the college’s general education and interdisciplinary programs as needed.
  • Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, and informed critical feedback on assignments.
  • Prepare course materials and use appropriate teaching techniques which include delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting experiential learning opportunities in face to face classes.
  • Incorporate relevant technology to improve student learning.
  • Research with undergraduate students is desirable and supported.

Qualifications: A Doctoral degree in the area of Business Management preferred, ABD or MBA with appropriate experience considered.

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled.  Apply on-line only by submitting an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. entering “Management Search” in the subject line, and attaching PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, 1-page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Anne Power, Department Head (712-274-5290 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Status: Faculty / Full-time
Area: The School of Visual and Performing Arts
Supervisor: Mr. Heath Weber, Dean
Start Date: August 17, 2020

The Morningside College School of Visual and Performing Arts is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in Music Education to begin August 17, 2020. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to supporting a thriving and diverse undergraduate music program. They should exemplify excellence in music education, choral conducting and vocal pedagogy and possess a strong interest in the preparation of a new generation of music educators. Applicants must be knowledgeable regarding all aspects of a comprehensive music education program.

Teaching duties:

  • Teaching load is 20 credits per academic year plus a May Term every three years.
  • Courses will primarily include courses in music education and core music courses, as well as potential studio voice and contributions to the general education core.  Conducting responsibilities include conducting Cantabile, a treble voiced ensemble
  • Collaborative work between The Sharon Walker School of Education and The School of Visual and Performing Arts, advising music education students and student teachers, and recruiting prospective music and music education students is required.
  • Teaching experience at both the K-12 classroom level and the collegiate level (experience in preparing and observing student teachers) is highly desirable.

Qualifications: A Doctoral degree in Music Education/choral conducting preferred, a master's degree with several years of professional experience considered.

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Apply on-line only by submitting an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. entering “Music Education Search” in the subject line, and attaching PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, 1-page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be addressed to Mr. Heath Weber, Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts (712-274-5514 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Status: Faculty / Full-time
Area: Department of Undergraduate Teacher Education
Supervisor: Janet Rohmiller, Department Head
Start Date: August 17, 2020

The Sharon Walker School of Education’s at Morningside College is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in Special Education, to serve in the Department of Undergraduate Teacher Education. The appointment will begin August 17, 2020.

Teaching duties:

  • Teaching load is 20 credits per academic year plus a May Term every three years.
  • Courses will primarily include an introduction to exceptionalities course for all education majors, and courses for Iowa Strategist I teacher licensure courses including secondary transition, school-parent collaboration, educational assessment, and methods.
  • Candidates must also be willing to contribute to the general education curriculum.
  • Ideal candidates should demonstrate the qualities of an effective educator, a commitment to implementing high quality education programs that meet and exceed state standards, and an enthusiastic dedication to teaching undergraduates at a liberal arts college.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in the field of Education is required; a doctoral degree is preferred.  Licensure as a Special Education teacher of students with mild/moderate disabilities and K-12 Special Education teaching experience are required. 

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Apply on-line only by submitting an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. entering “Special Education Search” in the subject line, and attaching PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, 1-page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be addressed to Janet Rohmiller, Department Head, (712-274-5136 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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