Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Through hands-on training in historic preservation, community organizing and public programming, we offer our history students an understanding of the complex world around them, as well as the marketable skills needed to navigate this world, while preserving the historical context of that navigation for future generations. As a department of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, we foster academic, professional and personal development as important to supporting our faculty, staff and students.


OUR MISSION - We serve our communities, cultures, and society at large by preparing students to play important roles as:

  • Teacher-mentors of future historians and citizens
  • Cutting-edge researchers
  • Critics providing historical context for public understanding

OUR VISION - As an essential foundation for our democratic society, we promote critical engagement with our shared pasts and inclusive and integrative interpretations of history.

Job Description

University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Department of History invites applications for a ranked, non-tenure track, full-time Assistant Teaching Professor position in African Diasporic, African, and/or African American history. The position begins in the 2024-2025 academic year. This position has opportunity for ranked promotion.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses including the early American survey and/or world survey courses in addition to specialty courses in the successful candidate's areas of expertise. Experience with digital history or public history is a plus. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitments to community engagement in teaching and service, and an effective pedagogy with active contributions to a welcoming and supportive environment for a culturally inclusive student body.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate may be ABD at time of application, but a PhD is required at time of employment.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, ranked, non-tenure track, faculty appointment beginning in Fall 2024 semester. Opportunity for ranked promotion.

Our academic work schedules and semester/holiday breaks promote a positive work/life balance.


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position fills.

Application Instructions

Application materials for position number Job Identification number 48415 must be submitted online. 

Required materials include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness and accommodating students and/or colleagues with differing thoughts, opinions or education needs.

Please  combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachments.  Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

·       If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email .

·       For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 48415 and name of the position.

·       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. 


UMKC is a public urban, research university with more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  It is part of the larger University of Missouri System. Our university is committed to being a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with diverse communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure quality of life.

Kansas City is a diverse and vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, (some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine!) and health science research engagement for both campuses. As one of the largest cities in Missouri, we are home to national championship sports teams, a rich history of cultural arts and music, NASCAR racing, and a community that is very engaged with and supportive of our university initiatives. Our beautiful state has rolling hills, rivers, lakes, and long bike/hiking trails for those that enjoy time in the great outdoors. Kansas City offers something for everyone!

UMKC Statement on Diversity

University of Missouri System Values Commitment

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.


Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits for you and your dependents. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more. 

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.