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Signature Area: Smart Living: Humanities Cluster Asst Prof/Assoc Prof or Prof
Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Nov. 6, 2017
  • Signature Area: Smart Living: Humanities Cluster Asst Prof/Assoc Prof or Prof
  • Arts, Languages, and Philosophy; English and Technical Communication; History and Political Science
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Rolla, MO
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Speech/Rhetoric
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    History - Cultural
    History - General
    Foreign Languages/Literatures
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
    Creative or Technical Writing
    Applied Linguistics
    American Studies
    Humanities - General
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Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor, associate professor, or professor level who excel in interdisciplinary research to advance our campus signature area of Smart Living. Smart Living seeks to improve the human living condition by enhancing the integrated system of people, technology, and the environment. Smart Living requires an interdisciplinary effort in numerous fields among the business, computing, economics, engineering, humanities, mathematics and statistics, policy, science, and social science disciplines to advance a sustainable, usable, and healthy society. The Smart Living signature area is one of four signature areas that are part of S&T’s aggressive strategic plan to hire 100 faculty, adding more breadth and depth to our world-class programs. New hires may start in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Fall 2019.

A highly qualified, motivated faculty member from a potentially any discipline would join the university at a pivotal moment in its 147 year history to assist us in raising our visibility. The university has an ambitious strategic plan strongly supported by the University of Missouri System, and a decade of growth in its enrollments, research expenditures, scholarly activity and overall academic quality. In rising to the challenge, the university is halfway through a plan to hire 100 new faculty members by 2020 — growing the faculty by 20 percent. Part of this bold, ambitious plan includes employing transformative and focused hiring in four interdisciplinary signature areas, including Smart Living.

New faculty member will build upon and add new dimensions to the existing strengths at Missouri S&T. The position is broadly defined. The new hire must be able to contribute to the Smart Living vision from one of a variety perspectives, including secure and private decision-making, smart technologies for business, smart grid, smart buildings, smart transportation, smart environment, leadership, usability, and governance and policy issues. A Ph.D. is required.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application to Missouri S&T Human Resources at Applications must include:
1. A cover letter.
2. A current curriculum vitae.
3. A one-page statement of research interests and experience.
4. A one-page statement of teaching interests and experience.
5. A one-page statement detailing plans to creating an interdisciplinary research program around smart living. This plan should describe interactions with existing campus groups and include an explanation of fit with one or more of the clusters described below.
6. The three statements should collectively demonstrate that the applicant is cognizant of challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic environments, and has plans for addressing these challenges.
7. Complete contact information for five references.
All reference materials must include reference number 67782. Application materials that do not include the position reference number will not be processed. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Acceptable electronic formats include PDF and Word. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017 and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Candidates whose home department could be in Arts, Languages, and Philosophy; English and Technical Communication; or History and Political Science should have a Ph.D. in their respective fields and an active research program relevant to Smart Living at S&T. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to their respective home departments, while establishing a successful collaboration with computer, behavioral, biological, physical, and social scientists working on the smart living initiative. The candidate could have expertise in any of a variety of areas: Languages (intercultural communication, study abroad programs, global competence/intercultural communication competence, bilingualism); History or political science (architectural history; environmental history; government and public service; history of science, medicine, and technology; public or environmental policy; environmental humanities); English and technical communication (social media, user experience , technology diffusion, rhetoric of science, sustainability studies, American studies, or linguistics); Speech (communication and environmental attitudes and policy; rhetoric and environmental controversies/global climate change; policies on wilderness, health, or climate protection issues; news media agenda setting and framing; green marketing); and Philosophy (moral permissibility to monitor consumption, metaethical considerations, ethics of technology).

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration, industrial and organizational psychology, and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, but small enough for individuals to stand out. More information about the campus can be found at Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.

  • The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
    Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
    All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
    The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
    The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.
    Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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  • Nancy Stone

    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    500 W 14th Street
    136 H/Ss
    Rolla, MO 65013
  • 573-341-6553


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