Job Opportunities

Tenure-Track Assistant Professors of Black Studies

The Department of Black Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, invites applications for one of three tenure-track assistant professorships in Black Studies to begin on August 10, 2023. The successful candidates must have the PhD in hand by the start of the appointment. All specializations are welcome, and we encourage applicants who focus on interdisciplinary studies in their work. Disciplinary areas include Arts and Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Individuals we hire will be expected to develop a strong research program and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Black Studies.

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 43554). Use the online application and be prepared to upload an application letter (two pages maximum), your current C.V., a one-page statement of research, teaching statement, and statement of inclusion, and a writing sample (30 pages maximum). In addition, solicit three recommenders for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Mr. Shawn Hall ( by the application deadline. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2022. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.

Applicants may contact Dr. Mamadou Badiane (, 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.

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. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or