Assistant Professor of African History

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of African History
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 27941
Job Description

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.

Application Materials

Use the online application and be prepared to upload a letter of application (two pages maximum) describing your research, teaching, and service interests, along with your current C.V. In addition, solicit three recommenders for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Alphia Hightower ([email protected]) by the application deadline. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.

Applicants may contact Dr. D.A. Dunkley, Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]) with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ([email protected]) for any questions about the application process.

Other Information

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.

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

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. 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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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Missouri is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.




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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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