Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - UX Design Research

University Of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

 University Of Missouri
Tenured / Tenure Track Faculty Position in Information Science & Learning Technologies
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Rank School of Information Science & Learning Technologies | College Of Education and Human Development
iSchool at University of Missouri

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, across the College of Education and Human Development, and with other academic and administrative units at the University of Missouri.

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.

Open rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) faculty position with an emphasis in “UX design research” Applicants for the position should provide evidence of research expertise and external funding in one or more of the following key areas:

  • User experience (UX) design research; Usability; Human computer interface; Human-centered design;
  • Information management (specifically technical approaches such as managing data structures / data bases, improving search algorithms and relevancy/accuracy)
  • Information and data representation, particularly in regard to interface design, product development, and working within an information and technology ecosystem

 Minimum Qualifications

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

 Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors (commensurate with rank)

  • Strong record of garnering and participating on external funded projects
  • Proven record of high-quality research publications
  • Experience in directing research labs, centers, or similar facilities
  • 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

About iSchool/SISLT
The School offers MS and Ed.S. degrees in Learning Technologies, MLIS in Library Science, graduate certificates in UX Design and Serious Games, and a Ph.D. degree in Information Science & Learning Technologies. SISLT is home to the Information Experience Lab (IE Lab), the Adroit Serious Game Studios, an AR/VR lab, and a Media Preservation lab. The IE Lab, a usability laboratory, offers SISLT students an authentic opportunity to engage in usability testing and information behavior research with websites, software, and hardware. It serves clients on campus, across Missouri, and globally.  Adroit Studios develops serious games for learning for children, teens, and adult users. SISLT faculty maintain active, funded research programs in areas including Information Experiences / UX Design, Cognitive Tools for Learning, Human Centered Computing, STEM Education, Games for Learning, Information Policy, Information Behavior, Library Services to Underrepresented Users, Media Preservation, Privacy, Learning Analytics, and Social Computing.

About the College: The University of Missouri College of Education & Human Development (Mizzou CEHD) prepares and supports professionals in education, information, lifespan, and intervention sciences that improve the quality of life and economic development for the people ofMissouri, the nation and the world.

The college's mission is fulfilled by taking a comprehensive, collaborative approach across a wide range of disciplines and professions, includingeducator preparation, leadership, counseling, early childhood education, special education, higher education, public policy, family and lifespandevelopment, information sciences and technology.

The college is a national leader in the preparation of educators with its top-rated graduate degree programs and a teacher preparation program that emphasizes early hands-on field experiences for future teachers. There are more than 50,000 living alumni worldwide.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Mizzou CEHD 30th among public universities and 15th for online graduate programs. In the area of research,the college's grant expenditures in FY 2020 totaled more than $21.5 million.

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 1848, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Division, College, and MU.

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 130,000 which has been rated by Money Magazine, Men's Journal and MSNCOM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 34,000, and is designated as a CarnegieDoctoral/Research University Extensive. 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 thetop 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 oflife. 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, 2022

To Apply: Apply on-line at Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) evidence of scholarly quality and productivity, (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews) (d) evidence of experiences in generating external funding, and (e) names and contact information for three reference in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean's Office at 573-884-7717.

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