The Department of History & Political Science at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applicants for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track (NTT) position as assistant teaching professor starting Fall 2018. Area of specialization is open, but applicants must have the demonstrated ability to teach at least two of the following survey courses: Early Western Civilization, Modern Western Civilization, American History to 1877, American History since 1877, American government. They should also be prepared to teach upper-level undergraduate electives in their field.

The Department recognizes the extraordinary value of high-quality teaching, and NTT faculty members are fully integrated into the department, receive full benefits, are eligible for unlimited annual contract renewals, and after meeting certain conditions, may be eligible for promotion, first to (NTT) Associate Teaching Professor and then to (NTT) Full Teaching Professor. It is expected that the successful candidate will achieve a sustained level of recognition by students and peers as a stimulating, inspiring, and effective teacher, as well as develop excellence in the production of effective learning materials and improved teaching techniques.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level and will teach four undergraduate courses per semester during the academic year. Additional responsibilities of this position will include relevant service activities, including undergraduate advising and mentoring and outreach activities. Applicants with interest and experience in pedagogical development and/or research are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have PhD in hand no later than August 15, 2018.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically:

Cover letter


Teaching portfolio that must include:
Statement of teaching philosophy
Sample syllabi and assignments
Teaching evaluations (student and/or peer)
Plus any other relevant pedagogical materials the candidate wishes to include

Names and contact information of three references, plus at least one confidential letter that addresses the candidate’s teaching ability.

To submit an electronic application, please go to http://jobs.mst.edu . Select “Academic Employment” then select “Prospective Employees.” Please submit confidential letter(s) of reference to Dr. Michael Bruening at bruening@mst.edu.