Job Opportunities

Tenure-track Assistant Professor – Department of Black Studies

The Department of Black Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin on August 15, 2024. A Ph.D. by the start of the appointment is required. While all specializations are welcome, we are particularly interested in
applicants whose work focuses on Black gender and sexuality studies, including Black women in work, sport, media, business, academia, religion, healthcare, or migration. The ideal candidate would be able to teach various interdisciplinary courses on aspects of Black history, politics, and culture. Disciplinary areas include Arts and Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The candidate we hire will have a 2/2 teaching load in addition to research and service requirements.

The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou), located in Columbia, has an enrollment of more than 30,000 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 (R1) institutions.

Please apply online at: (Job ID 48241) and be prepared to
upload the following:

  1. An application letter (2-3 pages)
  2. Your current C.V. (15 pages maximum)
  3. A statement of research (2-3 pages)
  4. A teaching statement (2-3 pages)
  5. A writing sample (30 pages maximum)

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

In addition, solicit three recommenders for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Linda S. Reeder ( by the application deadline. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.

Applicants may contact Dr. Linda S. Reeder (, chair of the Search Committee, or Dr. Daive Dunkley (, chair of Black Studies, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

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