POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

January 5, 2001

College Of Education


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Networked Learning Systems Development

School of Information Science and Learning Technologies



A collaboration between the Colleges of Engineering and Education has formed around a research initiative entitled “Networked Learning Systems.” The key challenges of NLS are the advancement and integration of learning systems, information and language processing, and network technology. A cross-disciplinary collaboration between the Colleges of Engineering and Education offers great potential for research and development of networked knowledge systems to augment learning and performance. Through an enhancement from the University, several new tenure-track faculty positions have been created in the Department of Computer Engineering/Computer Science (CECS) and in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT). SISLT is seeking applicants to fill one position focusing on developing networked learning systems.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. or ABD with completion by December 2001, in computer science, educational technologies or a related field and will be expected to provide technology leadership on research and development projects that build and test new systems of networked learning. Potential applicants with experience and interest in open source and linux-based systems are encouraged to apply. Research activities will be facilitated in the Center for Technology Innovations in Education (CTIE) (http://www.ctie.missouri.edu). The rank for this position is open.

All Faculty in the NLS initiative are expected to collaborate with a very strong research group in multimedia processing, computational intelligence, web-based digital libraries, networking, and learning systems. Applicants should have a track record or high potential for successful projects, publications, and grants.

MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. It is one of the most comprehensive and diverse universities in the United States and proudly embraces the land grant mission. MU has a student body of over 22,000 at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The College of Education is one of 18 schools/colleges on campus, has a student population of 1,200 undergraduate and 900 graduate students, and a tenure-track faculty of some 90 members. As a member of the American Association of Universities, a state land grant institution, and a university classified Research I by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, MU is a premier provider of graduate and professional education.

The University of Missouri-Columbia complies with the guidelines set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have special needs as addressed by this legislation and need assistance with this or any portion of the application process, notify us at the address below as soon as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate your special needs.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Appointment: Nine-month, tenure track appointment beginning September 1, 2001

Applications: Submit a letter of application including three references; vitae; and a statement of research, development and teaching interest. Other materials may be requested following receipt of application including publications and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Clearly indicate that you are applying for the NLS Development Position. Submission of application is to be made in electronic form to: NLS Search Committee E-mail:


Closing Date: Submission of application materials in electronic form is encouraged. Formal review of applications will begin February 1, 2001, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.