Apply Now: Professorship at the Kinder Institute, University of Missouri
The University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured professorship funded by the the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and housed in the Department of Political Science beginning August 2020. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019.
Competitive candidates will be scholars with productive and internationally prominent research profiles. They will also 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.
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.
- 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:
- A cover letter (see details below);
- a curriculum vita;
- three writing samples;
- three letters of reference;
- 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.
Candidates may contact Search Committee Chair Justin Dyer, email@example.com, with questions about job duties, and Human Resource Services with questions about the application process, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019.
About the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
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.
About the Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri offers a wide range of courses and various means of attaining specialization in the field. The department is organized into the traditional major subfields of political science (including American politics, public policy/administration, international relations and comparative politics). Beyond that, it focuses on a number of research cores on the cutting edge of political science research including race and ethnic politics, voting behavior, political movements, civil wars, American political institutions, and conflict management. Mizzou provides students with opportunities for collaborative research projects with faculty members who are experts in their area. PhD students consistently publish in top academic journals while in graduate school.
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