Assistant Professor of African History
Job ID 27941
Full/Part Time Full-Time
The Department of Black Studies and Department of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia, invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African History to begin Fall, 2019. This is a joint position between the Departments of Black Studies and History, but the candidate's tenure home will be in Black Studies.
The successful candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. ABD candidates must be prepared to send a large enough sample of their dissertation to assure us that they will have the Ph.D. in hand by Summer of 2019. All periods and specializations are welcome. We also encourage applications from historians with a focus on interdisciplinary studies in their scholarship and evidence of professional activities in Black Studies or History focused on black experiences, broadly defined. The position requires evidence of a strong research program and an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Departments of Black Studies and History. We will ask candidates shortlisted for the position to provide a research statement and substantial writing samples.
The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou), located in Columbia, has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students and is Missouri's largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions.
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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