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Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professorship/Faculty in Technology and Learning
University of Missouri- St. Louis

Date Posted Aug. 30, 2019
Title Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professorship/Faculty in Technology and Learning
University University of Missouri- St. Louis
St. Louis, MO, United States
Department College of Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Educational Technology
    Education - General

Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professorship/Faculty in Technology and Learning
at the University of Missouri – St. Louis
College of Education

The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), invites nominations and applications for Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professorship in Technology and Learning, within the College of Education.

UMSL seeks an outstanding scholar and educator of technology education and technology literacy to further understanding in their field for the university, the region, and the country. This unique appointment supports a tremendous breadth in research, teaching, and outreach within both the University and the community, facilitating discovery, access, and knowledge-sharing of technology education and technology literacy to all.

This professorship is one of 35 endowed professorships comprising the Des Lee Collaborative Vision (DLCV), which are distinct from more traditional academic positions in having a key responsibility to linking the knowledge and resources of universities with community partners through collaboration with an emphasis on increasing opportunity for underserved populations.

The Emerson Endowed Professorship in Technology and Learning
The Emerson Professorship was established to create a model learning environment in the College of Education, in collaboration with partner organizations, for technology education and technology literacy with a broad range of educators. We invite high profile scholars and technology futurists to apply for this prestigious professorship to transform lives and shape the future of our institution in accordance with our Strategic Plan.

Driving the strategy and vision in the field of technology education in the College of Education
Building and establishing a think tank to tackle fundamental open problems in technology education
Transforming research findings into impactful academic programming to improve the preparation of all educators in the college to address today’s technology education needs
Coordinating and strengthening existing community partnerships, as well as establishing and nourishing relationships with prospective community partners
Working cooperatively with faculty within the College of Education, as well as partner with other endowed professors and UMSL faculty
Securing additional funding for new program initiatives
Overseeing an annual budget
Serving in a leadership role for the Technology and Learning Center and associated programming
Teaching at an instructional load consistent with the UMSL policies, likely three courses per academic year for a highly productive scholar

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in education or other field appropriate to the role
Academic accomplishments that merit an appointment at the rank of an Associate Professor with tenure
Expertise in a field related to technology education (e.g. technological/media literacy, data science, computational thinking, artificial learning, data base simulation, augmentative and alternative communication, assistive technology, GIS, social network tool development, digital humanities)
Demonstrated excellence in research with a distinguished record of publications
Proven excellence in teaching, program development, and service
Strong record in community engagement and outreach in an urban and/or suburban setting

Preferred Qualifications:
Success in grant writing proposals, and a strong willingness to pursue external funding
Creative, innovative, and collaborative personality
Efficient, hard-working, and trusted individual
Interest and skills to work interactively in crossing disciplinary boundaries
Commitment to UMSL’s institutional values and land-grant mission

The University of Missouri-St. Louis
Established in 1963 in suburban St. Louis, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the largest public university in eastern Missouri. This metropolitan research and teaching institution is consistently recognized for its strong programs across disciplines, and it is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state’s largest metropolitan community and, accordingly, is educating traditional and nontraditional students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs so they are prepared to be leaders in health professions; liberal and fine arts; science and technology; and in metropolitan and international affairs such as business, education and public policy.

The College of Education, serving as the academic home for the endowed professorship, is comprised of two departments: the Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership (EPL) and the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs (ESPP). Faculty in EPL provide nationally accredited teacher educator and educational administrator preparation (CAEP), and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification.  ESPP faculty provide courses in educational technology, educational foundations, psychological development, higher education, and research methods, along with high quality accredited programming in counselor education (CACREP) and school psychology (NASP).

The College prepares a full range of graduate and undergraduate educators including: teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, school leaders, mental health counselors, higher education leaders, community educators, and a growing group of informal educators for a variety of settings.


The professor will hold a nine-month appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary is negotiable, highly competitive, and will be commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.

The Search Process
We anticipate the appointment will be made for Fall 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant material should be received by October 23rd, 2019 and will continue till the position is filled.

Candidates should include a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, and detailed curriculum vitae. Later in the search process, statements of current and future research plans, and of experience and plans in community outreach, along with names and contact information for four references may be requested. (Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.)

Partnering in the search is Anna Wiedermann, HR Consultant for the University of Missouri System. Inquiries can be sent to

The position is posted on the University’s website: Click on Emerson Electric Endowed Professorship/Faculty in in Technology and Learning, and follow the instructions provided. The Job posting ID is 31358.

  • The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) is committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. The College of Education has strong commitments to community partnership and social justice, and we seek a faculty colleague who shares these values. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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