Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Open-Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Professor

Application Deadline: N/A


The University of Missouri is launching an ambitious multi-year hiring initiative, Mizzou Forward, that is intended to attract high profile scholars with a record of significant external funding. The Truman School of Government and Public Affairs is participating in this initiative and tenure-line positions are available for exceptional candidates in the fields of public policy, political science, comparative politics, international relations, and/or public administration. This is an executive style search that is managed centrally by the University; applications may be submitted at any time. 

A successful MizzouForward candidate is a research leader with a passion for collaboration and the grit to address our world’s most pressing research challenges. The colleagues we’re looking to recruit possess:

  • A proven track record of active, external research funding, particularly from federal agencies
  • A research agenda that complements the goals of MizzouForward
  • A robust publication and citation record
  • National awards and honors, membership with national academies
  • An interdisciplinary scope of work

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The Truman School of Government and Public Affairs was recently created through the merger of the School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science within the College of Arts and Science. The School has 33 faculty with academic appointments in the School and numerous joint and affiliated faculty. It offers a PhD in Public Affairs; a PhD in Political Science; a Master of Public Affairs; an MA in Defense and Strategic Studies; a BA in Political Science; and a BA in Public Administration and Policy. The School also houses the Institute of Public Policy and has partnerships with the Kinder Institute of Constitutional Democracy and the Institute of Korean Studies.

About the University of Missouri

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in the Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides the benefits of two universities in one — it is a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. 

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, MU has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 64 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. Mizzou is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system, located in Columbia, just 20 minutes to the Columbia Regional Airport, and less than 2 hours to St. Louis or Kansas City.

Columbia, Missouri, consistently rated as one of the best communities in which to live, is an ideal college town. It combines 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 arts/cultural festivals.

Application Requirements

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