The Department of English welcomes applications for the University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program

The English Department seeks applications from scholars studying gender and/or race and/or ethnic studies in Literature, Rhetoric & Composition and/or Creative Writing. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars who work in the fields of African American and/or African diaspora, Latine/Latinx/Chicanx, global British/Anglophone, literature, and science, queer/trans+ theory/studies, contemporary literature and Medieval/Early Modern, but welcome all scholars to apply.

Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program Overview

The PFFFD program is designed to promote faculty diversity by developing 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 undeserved or through other training and experience.

The fellowships typically offer two years of support, during which time postdocs focus on further developing their independent research and publication projects while participating inorganized professional development activities. Usually, postdocs also have the opportunity to develop and teach two courses in the second year of the fellowship.

The postdoctoral stipend is a minimum of $60,000 per year plus university benefits and professional development funds.


To be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed their doctoral (or terminal) degree or expect to complete their degree by July 1, 2023.

Call For Applications

The 2023 Call for Applications is now released, and the applications are due September 30, 2022. Click the following link to access the Call:

Please contact Dr. Emma Lipton with any questions regarding this opportunity:

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

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the 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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