Visiting Assistant Professor - English

The English Department at the University of Missouri invites applications for a one-year, nonrenewable Visiting Assistant Professor position to teach upper division undergraduate classes in Victorian literature, a survey of British Literature 1789-the present, as well as upper division undergraduate classes in a critical theory area of the candidate’s choosing.  The candidate should have a PhD in hand by May 2022 and should be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching through sample syllabi, a philosophy of teaching statement (500 words), and teaching evaluations from two courses. The successful candidate would teach a 3/3 load starting August 1, 2022.



Please apply online at: (Job Opening ID 41390). Use the online application and be prepared to upload:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae with three references and contact information


Applicants may direct any questions to Samuel Cohen, Search Chair and Associate Professor, at Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions relevant to the application process.


To ensure priority consideration, completed application before May 1, 2022. Screening will continue until the position is filled.

MU & Columbia, MO:
The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou), located in Columbia, has an enrollment of more than 30,000 students and is Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. 

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at


Diversity Commitment

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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