The University of Missouri's Department of History and Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy invite applications for a historian of Great Britain since 1688, with a preference for candidates whose research interests are highly relevant to the political and intellectual history of the 18 th and 19 th centuries.
The University of Missouri (MU or "Mizzou"), located in the culturally vibrant small city of Columbia, has an enrollment of more than 30,000 students; it is Missouri's largest public research university and the heart of the four-campus University of Missouri System. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is one of the nation's top institutions of higher learning. The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy ( http://democracy.missouri.edu ) is an academic center with allied programs for undergraduate and graduate students, jointly operated by members of the University of Missouri history and political science departments, in cooperation with other scholars across campus. Supported by a generous endowment from the Kinder Foundation, it is dedicated to research, teaching, and community engagement on the subject of American political thought and history, seen in broad global context and from a wide variety of perspectives.
The successful candidate will have the ability to teach widely in the field, including the history of the British Empire, and contribute to the Kinder Institute's partnership with Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, which includes a new M.A. program in Atlantic History and Politics. Appointable at the tenure-track assistant, tenured associate, or full professor level, depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will have a strong record and future promise of active research and publication. At a minimum, they should hold or have met the requirements of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in History or related field at the time of appointment, August 15, 2020.
Use the online application and be prepared to upload the following materials:
your current C.V.
a letter of application describing your research, teaching, and service interests
an article-length writing sample of your academic work.
a statement of no more than one page explaining how your past experience and future plans will help the University of Missouri and the Kinder Institute meet the goals of making our institutions and higher education at large more inclusive, diverse, and equitable.
In addition, solicit three recommenders for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Nancy Taube (email@example.com) by the application deadline. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.
Applicants may contact Prof. Jeff Pasley (PasleyJ@missouri.edu), Chair of the Search Committee and Associate Director of the Kinder Institute, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions about the application process.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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