Assistant Professor- Public/Non-Profit Management

Columbia, MO
Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 24191
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track position as assistant professor with teaching and research interests in public/non-profit management. Primary responsibilities of the position include:

1) Conducting a program of research leading to scholarly publications
2) Teaching graduate courses in the MPA and Ph.D. programs
3) Internal service
4) Outreach activities related to research

The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, Missouri. It is one of only 34 public universities that has membership in the Association of American Universities and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research Extensive Institution. The Truman School has regularly been ranked among the nation's top schools of public affairs. It has a multidisciplinary, research-oriented faculty (including many with joint appointments in collaborating units) and houses several research centers and institutes.


Applicants for this position are expected to demonstrate high potential for scholarly research, publication, grant activity and teaching excellence. Preferred candidates will have strong theoretical orientation and methodological skills. An earned doctorate in public management, public administration, political science, sociology or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application Deadline

Screening will begin October 15th, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired

Benefit Eligibility

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

Diversity Commitment

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Application Materials

Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, a brief cover letter, writing samples, and a research statement. At least three reference letters should be sent electronically to or by hard copy to: Chair, Truman School Recruitment Committee, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, 106 Middlebush Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-6100.

Applicants may contact Professor Peter Mueser, Chair of the Search Committee ( with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.