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University of Missouri


Tenure Track Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor

Division of Biological Sciences

The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates using innovative approaches to address important questions in cell biology are encouraged to apply. We seek an individual employing multiple approaches to investigate cellularprocesses involved in development, physiology or disease. We are particularly interested in individuals who are incorporating quantitative/computational approaches into their research. The successful candidate will establish and maintain a well-funded research program that complements our strengths in cell and molecular biology, genetics/genomics, evolution, and neurobiology. The position will provide excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations with basic and translational scientists across the University of Missouri campus. 

The Division of Biological Sciences places a high value on diversity and inclusivity ( 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, a vibrant graduate 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 is 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.

Please apply online at Use the online application and be prepared to upload (compiled into a single PDF) your CV; cover letter; a description of research plans and teaching interests; a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service; and names and contact information of three referees willing to write a letter if solicited. Applicants should contact the chair of the search committee ( with questions about the position and MU Human Resource Services ( with questions about the application process.

Review of application materials will begin October 26, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer

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