Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City Missouri

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University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri 64110

United States

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Detailed Job Description


The Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology. Area and theoretical specialization are open but the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and will be prepared to offer Introduction to Sociology, as well as elective courses that complement the strengths of the Department. This is a one-year, full-time, benefit-eligible, 9 month appointment beginning Fall 2015.



The position is open to candidates who already have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a Sociology ABD with a defense scheduled to occur by May 31, 2015.


Our Story

UMKC, one of four of the University of Missouri campuses, is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs and serving approximately 14,500 students.  The University is well positioned to address the demands of the times in a dynamic city that deserves and requires the benefits that accrue from a strong public university.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a broad and inclusive educational mission with specific emphasis in three areas: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences, and urban affairs.  UMKC's unique profile includes the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and Schools of Education, Nursing & Health Studies, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Medicine, Law, Computing and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution.  The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for students and the University.


UMKC offers a competitive salary, affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods), voluntary retirement plans, tuition assistance (75% of educational fees paid for enrollment at University of Missouri), and University paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.


Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, apply by Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Applicants must apply online:  Please combine all materials (CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and contact information for three references) into one document and upload as your resume attachment (11MB maximum). Limit document name to 50 characters. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call 855-524-0002.

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keyword Phrases

  • Sociology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 4/7/2015