Tenured / Tenure Track Faculty Position in Information Science & Learning Technologies Assistant or Associate Professor Rank — Job ID: 24436


Assistant or Associate Professor Rank
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies | College Of Education

iSchool at University of Missouri


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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 (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest of all iSchools in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. SISLT faculty demonstrate strong interdisciplinary collaboration among its members, with other academic units at the University of Missouri, national and international partners.

We are searching for a faculty member to join our team who shares 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.

Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position with an emphasis in “Smart Games for Learning”
Applicants for the position should provide evidence of expertise in one or more of the following key areas: design of smart games grounded in principles of learning and human-centered design; artificial intelligence (AI); adaptive systems; machine learning; and learning analytics.

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 publications
  • Record of actively seeking and participating in externally 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


About iSchool/SISLT

The School offers MS and Ed.S. degrees in Educational Technology, MA degree in Library Science, and a Ph.D. degree in Information Science & Learning Technologies. SISLT received the Outstanding Mature Program Award in 2012 for its online master’s degree program in Educational Technology from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Central Region. SISLT faculty maintain active, funded research programs in areas including Cognitive Tools for Learning, Human Centered Computing, Makerspaces, STEM Education, Games for Learning, Information Policy, Information Behavior, Library Science, Privacy, Learning Analytics, and Social Computing.

Many of our projects are housed within the Allen Institute (http://alleninstitute.missouri.edu), a physical space that supports SISLT faculty, staff, and students in research and development activities. Also, the Information Experience Lab (IE Lab) is a UX laboratory in the Allen Institute that conducts research and evaluates technology. The IE Lab offers SISLT students an authentic opportunity to engage in usability testing and information behavior research of websites and software for on-campus, statewide, and global clients. SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education, all of which promote continuous improvement as one of the college’s core values.

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 72 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1867, MU became one of the first public universities in the nation to establish an academic program specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the School, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at: https://education.missouri.edu.

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 120,000 that has been rated by Money Magazine, Men’s Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 30,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Research University with very high research activity. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointment: Tenure-track, nine-month appointment beginning September 1, 2018


To Apply

Apply on-line at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php search for Job ID: 24436. Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe which position they apply for and in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) research statement, (c) 2 sample scholarly artifacts, (d) philosophy of teaching statement and (e) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. For the Associate level, additionally send (1) evidence of experiences in generating external funding and (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews). Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Prof. Johannes Strobel, Search Committee Chair, strobelj@missouri.edu or 573-884-1571 for questions about the position.

Beginning Review Date: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer: Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean’s Office at 573-882-8524. 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.