Dorothy and Dale Thompson Missouri Professorship

The Department of Media, Art and Design in the School of Social Science and Humanity at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is pleased to announce an opportunity for a Dorothy and Dale Thompson Missouri Professorship. This is a rank of Associate or Full Professor to fulfill this full-time, benefit-eligible, 9-month endowed professorship position academic appointment anticipated to begin in the fall of 2023. We invite you to consider this opportunity or share this information with colleagues, graduating or former students, and others in the discipline/profession that may be interested. Nominations are welcome, and we appreciate your shared interest in our endeavor. We seek faculty with a commitment to increasing academic and research opportunities for students of color and underrepresented minorities.


The Department of Media, Art and Design programs provide students with tools to develop creative and critical thinking skills, visual and verbal communication abilities, and versatility in professional and personal situations. We offer BA degrees in Studio Art, Film and Media Arts, Art History, and Media, Art and Design. We serve a variety of students including non-majors and non-traditional students. Our faculty includes nationally exhibiting artists and filmmakers, and actively publishing art historians and film scholars.