Innovations in Social Science, Humanities, and the Arts

Innovations in Social Science, Humanities, and the Arts

We’re seeking exceptional faculty to move Mizzou Forward in national social sciences and humanities areas and the arts. To further interdisciplinary collaboration, the university will consider faculty candidates in several areas of research.


Research Areas

  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Humanities in the 21st century
  • Psychology
  • Science, health and educational disparities

Candidates with compelling research success outside these categories will also be considered.

Apply or nominate a researcher

A successful MizzouForward candidate is an accomplished researcher with a passion for collaboration and the desire to address our world’s most pressing needs. The colleagues we’re looking to recruit possess:

  • A proven track record of external research funding, particularly from federal agencies
  • A research agenda that complements the goals of MizzouForward
  • A strong publication record
  • Evidence of external recognition of one’s work, such as national awards and honors, membership with national academies, etc.
  • Interdisciplinary research that has the potential to impact multiple disciplines

If you’re interested in learning more or you know an exceptional investigator who can help us reach our research goals, we want to hear from you. Faculty ready to move Mizzou forward should apply now.

Why Innovations at Mizzou?

In addition to the state-of-the-art resources available to investigators through the MU campus research facilities, social and behavioral science, humanities and arts researchers will find that Mizzou not only conducts meaningful research but has an action-based clinics that provide direct services to those in need. Cross disciplinary enterprises include scholars from education, psychology, social work and other related areas and can run programs to help provide evidence-based practices but work directly with partners to address relevant needs.

Some of the Mizzou resources available to support researchers include:

Innovations in Social Science, Humanities, and the Arts Advisory Committee

MizzouForward is comprised of multiple advisory committees. Each committee is interdisciplinary in its composition and they review the applicant materials, conduct Zoom interviews with candidates and make recommendations to the hiring authorities.