The Division of Biological Sciences at University of Missouri, Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Potential areas of interest include: climate change, land transformation, and species interactions. The candidate's research can incorporate field experiments, lab experiments, and/or theoretical and computational approaches in any group of organisms. We encourage applications from candidates who have a record of collegial and collaborative relationships with peers, who integrate perspectives from multiple disciplines, and who are prepared to capitalize on the broad range of research themes within the Division and Colleges at the University of Missouri. Faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences encompass strengths in plant biology, microbial biology, ecological and evolutionary genetics, behavior and conservation biology. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The University of Missouri and Division of Biological Sciences place a high value on diversity and inclusivity (http://biology.missouri.edu/diversity-outreach/diversity-statement/). We especially seek candidates with outstanding mentoring skills who welcome and appreciate the racial and cultural diversity of our academic community. We encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate a commitment towards inclusiveness and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences.
We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top-ten college towns in the U.S.
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.