Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program (Food, Energy, Water, Smart Cities (FEWSed))

University of Missouri
Columbia, MO, United States
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University of Missouri - Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program | Due Nov 2, 2020


Engineering – Scholar in one of the following areas: Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Preference for a scholar who can contribute to our initiatives in: big data analytics; biomedical innovations; and/or sustainability in Food, Energy, Water, Smart Cities (FEWSed).

Natural Resources – Scholar in one of the following areas of study: Fisheries and Wildlife; Forest Ecology; Sport Management; and Atmospheric Science.


The University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program is designed to develop 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 in a particular discipline or through other experience. Postdoctoral positions are for two years and provide research, teaching, and professional development opportunities. The stipend is a minimum of $56,000 per year plus University benefits and professional development funds. In order to be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed their doctoral degree, or expect to complete their degree no later than July 1, 2021, at a regionally accredited university.

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The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM (Central time), November 2, 2020. Finalists will be interviewed in January-February 2021.

To apply, please click here to create an account in the Graduate School’s application system. After you create an account, select the 2021 Preparing Future Faculty postdoctoral application. A completed application includes:
• Cover letter expressing interest in the position
• CV
• Statement of goals for postdoctoral position
• Diversity statement
• One-page abstract of doctoral dissertation
• Writing sample
• 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. Lissa Behm-Morawitz (Associate Dean of the Graduate School) at postdoc@missouri.edu.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners and spouses.

Noel Aloysius

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Natural Resources
Dept. Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering
School of Natural Resources
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (courtesy)
University of Missouri

227 Ag. Engineering, Columbia, MO 65211