Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Columbia, MO
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The mission of the iSchool - School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT) is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well being of Missouri and the Nation. As a member of the iSchool consortium (, SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest of all iSchools in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. This fundamental interest is reflected in the number and depth of collaborations among the SISLT faculty, and with other academic and administrative units at the University of Missouri.

We are searching for a faculty member to join our team who share our commitment to high impact research, teaching excellence, exceptional service to students, interdisciplinary collaboration with academic programs and industries, and continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect.

Open rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) faculty position with an emphasis in “Serious Games/Computational Thinking” Applicants for the position should provide evidence of expertise in one or more of the following key areas: Design of games based on sound principles of learning and human-centered design; computational thinking, naturalistic research methodologies such as learning analytics, virtual ethnography; computational linguistics and discourse analysis.


Minimum Qualifications
• Doctorate in a relevant field, by the time of appointment

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors (commensurate with rank)
• Proven record of high quality research-published publications
• Record of garnering and participating on external funded projects
• Ability to teach courses, consistent with SISLT instructional needs
• Ability to advise and provide research supervision to graduate students, and serve on dissertation committees for other students within SISLT.


Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Materials

Apply using the on-line. application. Be prepared to upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) research statement, (c) 2 sample scholarly artifacts, (d) evidence of experiences in generating external funding, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews) and (f) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Prof. Johannes Strobel, Search Committee Chair, or 219-680-9771 for questions about the position.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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