The University of Missouri invites applications for a non tenure-track assistant teaching professorship jointly appointed in the Department of Political Science and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated ability to effectively teach Introduction to American Government and courses in the University of Missouri's new B. A. in Constitutional Democracy major. These courses include "The Intellectual World of the American Founders," and "The Constitutional Debates, 1787-1788." For more about these degree programs and related initiatives, see https://democracy.missouri.edu.
The University of Missouri ("Mizzou"), located in the culturally vibrant small city of Columbia, is approximately 125 miles from both St. Louis and Kansas City. The campus enrolls 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 Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is one of the nation's top institutions of higher learning. The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy 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 as understood from a wide variety of perspectives.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field is required by the start of the appointment on August 15, 2020.
Preferred Qualifications: The demonstrated ability to effectively teach large lecture-style courses in American Government, as well as small discussion-based courses in the University's Constitutional Democracy major including "The Intellectual World of the American Founders" and "The Constitutional Debates, 1787-1788."
Use the online application and be prepared to upload the following materials: * your current C.V * a letter of application describing your teaching and service interests * a statement of no more than one page explaining how your past record and future plans will help the university meet its goal of advancing the values of inclusion, diversity, and equity in higher education.
Reference letters should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by hard copy to: Chair, NTT Recruitment Committee, Department of Political Science; 113 Professional Building; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-0630.
Applicants may contact Dr. Jay Dow (email@example.com), Chair of the Search Committee and Professor of Political Science, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions about the application process. We will begin reviewing applications on October 19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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