Sinclair School of Nursing Announces Call for PFFFD Postdoctoral Program Applications


Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program at University of Missouri

Applications will be due September 30, 2022.  


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 underserved or through other training and experience.

The fellowships are typically for two years, during which time the postdocs focus on further developing their independent research programs and participating in professional development activities that integrate and expose them to the faculty experience, including the opportunity to teach during the fellowship.

The postdoctoral stipend is $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. 

Sinclair School of Nursing 
Seeking a scholar whose interests align with the campus’ NextGen Precision Health Initiative; preference for a scholar with an interest in health disparities who complements our strengths in cancer/oncology research, healthcare delivery research, aging/gerontological research and/or population health research, especially as related to informatics. 

For more information about the PFFFD Postdoctoral program and how to apply click here, or email Dr. Valli Sarveswaran at if you have any additional questions.

Key Dates

  • Application due date: 9/30/2022
  • Deadline to submit reference letters: 10/3/2022
  • Approximate date the departments will receive application files from Grad School to begin reviewing: 10/14/2022

Pictured: Nursing PFFFD Postdoctoral fellow Knoo Lee (left) is pictured with Alisha Johnson, PhD, RN (right) during a postdoctoral panel discussion.