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Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Missouri-Saint Louis
St. Louis

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Job Title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 39291
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Assistant Teaching Professor, Honors College, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The Honors College at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor in African-American studies with experience in rhetoric and writing instruction.

This position includes, as do all honors appointments, a significant service component focused on student support. Honors faculty teach three courses each semester in contrast with the standard four-course workload for UMSL non-tenure track faculty in order to facilitate these additional duties. These duties include academic advising, new student recruiting and participation in Honors community events, this faculty member’s responsibilities will include serving as a mentor to our St. Louis Scholars/Opportunity Scholars program for first generation and underrepresented students from the greater St. Louis area.

The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of ongoing renewal and the opportunity for advancement to Associate and Full Teaching Professor (on the non-tenure track). Appointments of up to three years are possible as the faculty member moves through academic ranks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree by the time of appointment in the candidate’s discipline with specialization or concentration in African American Studies.
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in composition and African American studies courses.
  • Evidence of potential to support the College’s goal to be a leader in inclusive excellence, both on campus and nationally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching small, discussion-based seminars, particularly in an honors program.
  • Evidence of innovative pedagogy, including interdisciplinary courses, service learning or community engagement.
  • Student advising and mentoring experience.
  • Experience coordinating or directing student programs.
  • Experience fostering a culture and climate of inclusive excellence.

About the Honors College

Our vision is a community that empowers students to develop unique paths that allow them to pursue individual goals. Small classes allow students to learn by active questioning and conversation. This class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence. Members of the Honors College are engaged with their peers, faculty, and staff in a close-knit community of students from all majors and backgrounds, creating an invaluable interdisciplinary educational experience.

About UMSL

For information about the University of Missouri-St. Louis see:

Application Materials

Include the following documents with your application:

  • Cover letter/Teaching philosophy which discusses:
    • approach to teaching composition
    • approach to teaching honors college courses
    • potential for excellence in pedagogical innovation
    • interdisciplinary teaching
    • mentoring undergraduates
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Three References

Review of applications will begin January 14 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: August 15, 2022

Salary Range: $44,000-$54,00

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.


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