The University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Biochemistry, which is a joint academic division within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the School of Medicine (SOM). These faculty positions will be affiliated formally with either CAFNR and/or SOM, and responsibilities will include contributions to undergraduate, graduate and medical education. This is the first in a series of recruitments. We seek applications in our areas of interest including plant biochemistry, gene/genome regulation, gene delivery and transgenic technology, synthetic biology, medicinal biochemistry, structural biology and imaging, including development of new molecular markers and reporters. Related areas of research will also be considered.
Responsibilities: We seek dynamic individuals who will lead federally-funded research programs, contribute to undergraduate, graduate and/or medical education programs through instruction and research mentorship, and contribute to academic service on the campus and/or professionally.
About MU and Biochemistry: MU is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System. The University is located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City in Columbia, a vibrant community consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in the nation. MU Biochemistry has a reputation for excellence in interdisciplinary research and effective instruction. Current strengths include medical biochemistry, plant biochemistry and biophysical, structural and mechanistic biochemistry. The department forms a bridge between fundamental molecular science and translation both into agricultural applications and biomedical advances. Agricultural advances will be supported by the $28M greenhouse expansion. Biomedical advances will be anchored by the $225M NextGen Precision Health Institute that will house expanded cryo-Electron Microscopy capabilities. For additional information, visit https://biochem.missouri.edu.
Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate.
Preferred Qualifications: a record of research in an area that complements departmental strengths. Appropriate disciplines include agriculturally-relevant biochemistry for one position (plant or animal); biomedically-relevant biochemistry for the other. Applications for these positions at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged, but candidates at a higher level will considered if there is evidence of continuous extramural research funding, high impact publications and excellence in teaching and service expected of tenured faculty at a research-intensive university. A record of successful post-doctoral research; ability to communicate effectively in a research and educational setting; and evidence of past research collaborations or a willingness to work in related research areas.
Submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a one-page summary of research accomplishments with two pages of future plans; (4) a narrative of teaching philosophy and diversity inclusion; and (5) names and contact information of four references.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For information, contact Dr. Scott Peck, Chair of the Search Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. Mizzou What is Mizzou? Learn about the history and traditions behind the name Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missour...i, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.