Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Preparing Future Faculty - Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Scholar

About this job: Other, Non-Tenure Track, SOCIAL/PERSONALITY

University of Missouri - Columbia - Dept of Psychological Sciences -   See this job on our site

Job is in: Columbia, MO US

Contact: Laura King
Phone: 573-8825902

Post Date: August 25, 2021
Job Starts: August 24, 2022

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. This program is a campus-wide effort; the Department of Psychological Sciences is well-positioned to recruit and hire one of these postdoctoral positions. The department is specifically focused on attracting a scholar in social/personality. Area of scholarship within social/personality is open and may include (but is not limited to) health disparities or other disparities, diversity science, intergroup relations, addictions, or social neuroscience. The department has 39 faculty and typically 7 or 8 postdoctoral scholars. The department’s faculty has a strong culture of mentoring and supporting their postdoctoral scholars and assistant faculty. Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or through other experience and training. Postdoctoral positions are typically 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. To be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed their doctoral degree, or expect to complete their degree no later than July 1, 2022. The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM (Central time), September 27, 2021. To apply, please to create an account in the University of Missouri Graduate School’s application system: After you create an account, select the 2022 Preparing Future Faculty postdoctoral application. 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 Questions about the program and application process may be directed to Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz (Associate Dean of the Graduate School) at Questions about the Department of Psychological Sciences may be directed to Dr Ann Bettencourt ( or Dr. Laura King ( 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.

Job Posting: Psych_Scienses_Call-for-Applications_PFFFD_2021.pdf