Faculty Recruiting

University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, Missouri (US)
September 12 2019
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The University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Biochemistry. Both positions will be in areas of fundamental biochemistry, one relevant to agriculture, likely plant biochemistry, and one with potential biomedical impact. Candidates should have an earned doctorate and the ability to lead a federally-funded research group in an area that would complement existing strengths: medical biochemistry, plant biochemistry and biophysical, structural and mechanistic biochemistry. Applications at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged, but candidates at a higher level will be 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.

The department has an undergraduate teaching mission in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CAFNR), provides pre-clinical training in the School of Medicine, and supports graduate education in both units. As a department in a Land Grant University that bridges two colleges, the Department of Biochemistry is home to fundamental molecular science and to its translation into both agricultural and biomedical applications.  Example areas of interest for this and future searches include: plant biochemistry, gene/genome regulation, gene delivery and transgenic technology, synthetic biology, medicinal biochemistry, structural biology and imaging, including development of new markers and reporters.  We are particularly interested in faculty who would enjoy research at collaborative interfaces, within and outside the department.  For additional information, visit http://biochem.missouri.edu.

Application: To apply, visit https://biochem.missouri.edu, click on Open Positions and submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) 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 (pecks@missouri.edu).

The University of Missouri is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. We are 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.