Assistant Professor - Public Policy, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs University of Missouri

The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track position as assistant professor with teaching and research interests in public policy. Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  1. Conducting a program of research leading to scholarly publications
  2. Teaching graduate courses in the MPA and Ph.D. programs
  3. Internal service
  4. Outreach activities related to research

Applicants for this position are expected to demonstrate high potential for scholarly research, publication, grant activity and teaching excellence. An earned doctorate in public policy, economics, political science, sociology or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, Missouri. It is one of only 34 public universities that has membership in the Association of American Universities and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research Extensive Institution. The Truman School has regularly been ranked among the nation’s top schools of public affairs. It has a multidisciplinary, research-oriented faculty (including many with joint appointments in collaborating units) and houses several research centers and institutes.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or

Screening will begin October 15th, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. We will be conducting interviews at meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in Chicago, IL, November 2-4, 2017.

Please apply on-line at: Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, a brief cover letter, writing samples, and a research statement. At least three reference letters should be sent electronically to or by hard copy to: Chair, Truman School Recruitment Committee, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, 106 Middlebush Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-6100. Applicants may contact Professor Peter Mueser, Chair of the Search Committee ( with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.