Postdoctoral Scholar/School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri/Columbia, MO/apply by 9/30/22

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) welcomes applications for the University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program. This program develops scholars for a faculty career. The ideal candidate would bring expertise in applying information management or data analysis skills to our focal areas in in improving public health, digital humanities, and developing new information management or data analysis strategies to build connections between people and ideas.


Program Overview

The PFFFD program is designed to promote faculty diversity by developing scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri and elsewhere. Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or underserved or through other training and experience.

The fellowships are typically for two years, during which time the postdocs focus on further developing their independent research programs and participating in professional development activities that integrate and expose them to the faculty experience, including the opportunity to teach during the fellowship. The postdoctoral stipend is $60,000 per year plus university benefits and professional development funds.

To be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed their doctoral (or terminal) degree or expect to complete their degree by July 1, 2023.

About SISLT, Missouri’s iSchool

SISLT ( offers the ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Learning Technologies and Design, a Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies, and several graduate certificates. SISLT faculty maintain active research programs across a spectrum of areas: librarianship and archives, scholarly publishing, metadata, information organization, digital libraries, information needs and uses, human-centered computing and user experience, learning analytics, designing games for learning, immersive technologies, and STEM education.

Application Details

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM (Central time), September 30, 2022. (The deadline for recommenders to submit letters of reference is October 3, 2022.)

Click here to visit the 2023 PFFFD application page where you can create an account and start the application process. We are using the University of Missouri Graduate School’s application system and you will see the name of the graduate school and its logo. Please rest assured that you are applying for the PFFFD postdoctoral program.
A completed application includes:

  • CV
  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Statement of goals for postdoctoral position
  • Diversity statement
  • One-page abstract of doctoral dissertation
  • Writing sample (up to 40 pages in length)
  • 3 letters of reference

Click here to read more about the University of Missouri’s PFFFD program. Questions about the program and application process may be directed to Dr. Valli Sarveswaran (Director of Postdoctoral Education) at Questions about SISLT may be directed to Denice Adkins at