MizzouCOMM hiring Faculty Diversity Postdoc

Preparing Future Faculty - Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program at University of Missouri

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 or through other experience and training. Postdoctoral positions are typically for two years and provide research, teaching, and professional development opportunities. The stipend is $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 Department of Communication is accepting PFFFD applications for scholars who conduct political communication or persuasion research through a social scientific lens.


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


 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 postdoc@missouri.edu.

Applicants may contact the Dr. Benjamin Warner (warnerbe@missouri.edu), with any questions about a PFFFD position in the Department of Communication.

Additional Information

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, the University of Missouri (MU) has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Department of Communication at the University of Missouri has a long history of leadership in the field of communication:


Our faculty are engaged in research, excellent teaching, and community outreach. The department is home to the Disaster and Community Crisis Center, the Institute of Family Diversity and Communication, the Media and Diversity Center, and the Political Communication Institute: 





The Online Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at Mizzou officially launched in the Fall of 2019. This rapidly growing program currently offers 12 classes and serves a large number of distance students across Mizzou’s virtual campus. From transfer students to military families, our online degree fulfills the department’s ongoing mission to make quality communication education available to all students. 

Columbia, MO, is ranked as one of the “10 Best College Towns in America” to live and work. Located two hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri as well as two private colleges and local, county, and regional medical centers. Columbia has excellent schools, health care, recreational facilities, arts, and cultural opportunities. 

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 likewise committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. 

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners.

This institution offers benefits to spouses.