University of Missouri - Kansas City

The Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position in American politics effective Fall 2022, renewable annually. This position is responsible for teaching four courses per semester including teaching multiple sections of Introduction to American Government or another course in our general education curriculum. The successful candidate will also participate in service activities such as advising, curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting, and student retention.

We are particularly interested in a commitment to excellence in college teaching and engagement with underrepresented and historically marginalized students and colleagues. We are open to subfield specialization, but we especially welcome applicants that can offer a course in racial and ethnic politics.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a public research institution, situated at the heart of a thriving and diverse urban area, with a strong economy, an enriching culture and arts scene, excellent schools, numerous recreational amenities, and affordable cost of living. We especially encourage applications from candidates who will contribute, through their teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of UMKC and the broader civic community.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in political science or a closely related field and successful teaching experience at the college level. ABD will also be considered.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students, and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace, and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion

Roos Advocate for Community Change –

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion –

Annual Report –

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, non-tenure-track, benefit eligible, 9-month contract to begin September 2022.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to be received is Oct. 1.

Application Instructions

To apply, please combine all application materials (cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document with a maximum size of 11MB and upload online at as your resume attachment. Limit the document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Please also arrange for the three official letters of reference to be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee Ben Woodson via email at Where possible, we request that the letters address the applicants’ teaching. We encourage applicants to include evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations, in their application. Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323. For more information about the Department of Political Science and UMKC, please visit

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 – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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