University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty– Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program

September 03, 2021

I am pleased to share with you a call for applications for the University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty– Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program. The PFFFD program is designed to develop scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri and elsewhere.  Postdoctoral positions are typically for two years and provide research, teaching, and professional development opportunities. 

 This program is a campus-wide effort; the Department of Psychological Sciences is well-positioned to recruit and hire for one of these postdoctoral positions. We are especially interested in attracting scholars in social/personality psychology. Area of scholarship within social/personality is open and may include (but is not limited to) health disparities, diversity science, intergroup relations, addictions, or social neuroscience. Faculty in the social/personality area currently include Bruce Bartholow (social cognitive neuroscience; addiction; person perception), Jamie Arndt (existential psychology; health decision making), Ken Sheldon (motivation; happiness; self-determination theory), Laura King (personality; well-being; meaning in life), and B. Ann Bettencourt (intergroup relations; mindfulness theory; meta-analysis).  The department has 39 faculty and typically 7 or 8 postdoctoral scholars. We have a strong culture of mentoring and supporting our postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors. 

 Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or be on-track to receive their Ph.D. before August 2022.  Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or through other training and experience.

 Potential candidates should visit the PFFD webpage to learn more about the program and to apply online by September 27, 2021

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