The University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured professorship funded by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and housed in the Department of Political Science. Competitive applicants will have a clear research agenda, strong theoretical orientation, ability to publish in highly-ranked journals and academic presses, and potential for effective teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Competitive candidates will be scholars with productive and internationally prominent research profiles. The position focuses on Atlantic History and Politics -- the study of connections and conflicts among the diverse peoples of the Atlantic basin, including the peoples of Africa, the Americas, and Europe, since circa 1600. The position is open to all fields in political science, although candidates should feel comfortable teaching small classes that are part of the new B.A. in Constitutional Democracy, such as "Intellectual World of the American Founders," and "Constitutional Debates, 1787-1788." Candidates also will be expected to demonstrate the potential to contribute to the teaching of the new M.A. program in Atlantic History and Politics. For more about these degree programs and related initiatives, see https://democracy.missouri.edu .
A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required by the start of the appointment on August 15, 2020.
A clear research agenda, strong theoretical orientation, ability to publish in highly-ranked journals and academic presses, and potential for effective teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Candidates should use the Cover Letter and Attachments section of the electronic application processing system to upload their CV, along with a cover letter, three writing samples, three letters of reference, and a statement of inclusion and diversity. The cover letter should address the following: current and future research, teaching interests, and how the applicant envisions contributing to the intellectual life of the Political Science Department and the Kinder Institute. If necessary, letters of reference can be sent separately to Kinder Institute Communications Associate Thomas Kane, KaneTC@missouri.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they appear in the electronic application system until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019.
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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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