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Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities # 00086138

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 28, 2023

Job Details

Hiring Department

Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Job Description

Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities. We seek candidates with exceptional scholarly credentials in any humanistic field with a demonstrated commitment to public humanities.

Qualifications: Applicants must be active scholars and outstanding teachers at the rank of associate or full professor.

Responsibilities: In addition to supporting the research, teaching, and service mission of the University, the successful candidate will present annual public lectures, provide professional development opportunities for faculty in the humanities on our campus, and engage in outreach activities. The successful candidate will contribute to interdisciplinary research and education and support existing campus initiatives including the Center for Science, Technology, and Society ( ) and the Collaboratory ( ).

The Weiner Professor will be tenured in one of the three humanities departments at Missouri S&T: Arts, Languages, and Philosophy; English & Technical Communication; or History & Political Science. We seek a colleague with expertise in cross-disciplinary fields that support one or more strategic campus growth areas, including but not limited to: digital humanities, medical humanities, theatre/performance technology, film studies, cultural studies, graphic design, and public humanities.

About the Position: The Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities was established with a gift from the estate of Maxwell C. Weiner in 1999 as part of the Missouri Endowed Chair and Professorship program. Designed to attract distinguished faculty and to support academic excellence, the professorship is a permanent, tenured position with generous endowed funds that may be used to support professional activities such as travel, research, fellowship costs, student support, and guest speakers. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load of 2-1 to allow ample time for research, service, mentoring, and outreach activities.

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education is committed to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity, and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented or marginalized communities. Inclusivity is a priority during the application and hiring process as well as during employment at Missouri S&T. Resources such as on-site childcare, access to a lactation room, regular breaks, inclusive meals, gender neutral restrooms, and other needs as indicated by the candidate will be available during the on-campus interview phase.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Shannon Fogg at, although applications must be submitted directly to our Human Resource Office.

Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter and curriculum vitae with names and contact information of three references as well as a research statement and a teaching statement to Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at . In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support the values of diverse perspectives, interdisciplinary work, and public humanities that would enrich our mission of teaching, research and engagement.

All submitted application materials must have the position reference number 47568 in order to be processed . Acceptable electronic formats that can be used for email attachments include PDF and Word; hardcopy application materials will not be accepted.

Missouri S&T 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 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. Additional information about the university is available at .


Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in any humanities area; rank of associate or full professor.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Highly accomplished record of research and teaching
  • Experience related to public and/or digital humanities
  • Ability to diversify the existing strengths on our campus and support strategic initiatives
Other Information

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.

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.

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

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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Job Title Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professor of Humanities # 00086138

Job ID 47568

Location Rolla

Department Dean Office Arts,Sci&Education

Job Family Teaching & Research Faculty

Business Unit Missouri S & T

Posted Date 06/28/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled



Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public research university in Rolla, Missouri. It is a member institution of the University of Missouri System.


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