Chair of Biochemistry

Columbia, MO
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The Department Chair is responsible for all aspects of the Department. We seek a dynamic individual who will provide vision, leadership and guidance for academic and research programs; recruit world-class faculty, high-caliber students and staff; develop resources to strengthen the long-term viability, efficiency, and effectiveness of the department’s research and teaching programs; promote collaborative research within the department and across MU, fostering interactions amongst basic science investigators, clinical faculty and clinician-scientists; promote and foster cooperation between CAFNR and the School of Medicine; administer the departmental budget; support/lead external development opportunities; be an advocate for the department; and mentor faculty at different stages of their career


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications or attributes: an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline; a world-class scientist with an established record of excellence in teaching and research in an area that complements departmental strengths; demonstrated effective leadership, management and communication with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators; commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives as it applies to faculty, staff and students; familiar with national trends in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education; passionate about improving education for all students; and a strong collaboration record and willingness to collaborate with others.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials

Please submit the following documents: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) A two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans; (4) A narrative of administrative and leadership philosophy, including a statement describing efforts to increase diversity and inclusion; (5) A narrative of teaching philosophy; and (6) Names and contact information of four references.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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