Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in American Political Thought and/or American Political Development
The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy (KICD) and the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Missouri seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in American Political Thought and/or American Political Development.
Faculty hired are expected to maintain a vibrant research program, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses that include, but are not limited to, the intellectual underpinnings of the early republic and the debates surrounding the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Candidates whose research pertains to the chronological periods of the American Revolution, the formation of the U.S. central state, and/or the political development and thought of the early republic are particularly encouraged to apply. Particular research and teaching expertise could include separation of powers, race, religious liberty, gender, freedom of speech and assembly, state development, civil liberties and related topics. The department welcomes applications from scholars who approach these topics from a variety of perspectives and approaches.
The KICD was founded in 2015 as an interdisciplinary, signature academic center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. The institute is jointly operated by faculty from the Political Science and History Departments, in cooperation with other scholars across campus. Proudly non-partisan and committed to empowering students of all backgrounds and viewpoints, it is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement on the subjects of political thought, history, and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their continued global impact and relevance today. The KICD houses a BA and minor in Constitutional Democracy as well as a MA in Atlantic History and Politics. In addition, the KICD sponsors graduate and postdoctoral fellowships in History and Political Science.
The Truman School of Government and Public Affairs has 33 faculty with academic appointments in the School and houses a PhD in Political Science, a PhD in Public Affairs, an MA in Public Affairs and an MA in Defense and Strategic Studies, as well as BA in Political Science, and a BA Public Administration and Policy.
A Political Science Ph.D. by the appointment start date is required.
Please apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings. When applying
reference Job Opening ID 43629. Applicants should submit:
- a cover letter;
- a current CV;
- a writing sample;
- a research statement;
- a teaching statement;
- a diversity statement.
- and three letters of recommendation (see special instructions for these below).
Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Thomas Kane (KaneTC@missouri.edu) at the Kinder Institute.
Questions about the job should be directed to the chair of the search committee Jay Dow (Dow@missouri.edu).
Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
About the program:
The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is an interdisciplinary, signature academic center on the Columbia campus, jointly operated by faculty from the Political Science and History Departments, in cooperation with other scholars across campus. It is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement on the subjects of American political thought, history, and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their continued global impact and relevance today. It was created in 2015 by a generous gift from the Kinder Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation started by Rich and Nancy Kinder of Houston, Texas.
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