Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Missouri

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

The University of Missouri (MU) College of Education is dynamically growing and changing. We are searching for individuals to join our team who share our commitment to research, teaching excellence, exceptional service to students and continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect. The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT) seeks applicants for a post-doctoral position for a three-year period in Learning Systems Design & Development. The primary focus of the position is the design, development and research of innovative online learning systems. The post-doc hire will have an opportunity to work collaboratively with other faculty and graduate students in the creation of new forms of human-computer interaction that advance learning management systems as well as support innovative gaming, social, mobile and cloud platforms for learning and performance. This postdoctoral position is an opportunity for an emerging scholar to collaborate with faculty in research and development of online learning systems including publication, and in writing external grants seeking support for research on emerging technologies.

Qualifications: Doctorate in a field related to Learning Technologies by the time of appointment; high level of competence in advancing and researching innovative learning systems; evidence of collaboration with other disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, Medical Education or Teacher Education; the ability and commitment to secure external funding for research; and ability to support faculty and graduate students in exploring and implementing emerging technologies for online learning. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of innovation, collaboration and scholarship.

About SISLT and the College: SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education. The School offers master’s and Ed.S. programs in Educational Technology and Library Science and a Ph.D. program in Information Science and Learning Technologies. The MU College of Education has approximately 1,300 undergraduate students, 1,600 graduate students, 88 tenure-track faculty members and ranks No. 58 in the nation among colleges and schools of education by U.S.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1848, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation. Today, the College of Education has a student population of approximately 1,300 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students with 88 tenured/tenure-track and 29 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Division, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at:

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 130,000 which has been rated by Money Magazine, Men’s Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 34,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University Extensive. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment: One-year appointment with annual renewal expected for three years beginning August 15, 2014

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