Assistant/Associate Research Professor, Viticulture

Columbia, MO
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

This is a ranked (non-tenure-track) faculty position (100% research) in the Division of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri. The position is part of the Missouri Grape and Wine Institute (GWI), located on the MU campus in Columbia, MO. Available infrastructure and facility resources including three vineyards and a fully equipped laboratory as well as advanced analytical and winemaking capabilities through collaboration with enology faculty.

The faculty member will develop a nationally recognized viticulture research program that serves the needs of the grape and wine industry in Missouri and the surrounding region. The faculty member will work closely with the industry to prioritize viticulture research needs and conduct research that addresses those needs. The individual will work closely with other faculty and staff members in the GWI to meet challenges facing Missouri’s grape and wine industries. The successful candidate will also work as part of a highly collaborative team of University of Missouri faculty in areas that could include enology, plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, chemistry, meteorology, soil science and others as appropriate. The faculty member is expected to secure external research funding from appropriate sources, publish research results in refereed journals as well as participate in professional meetings. The faculty member is expected to contribute to graduate education.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in viticulture or a closely related discipline. Students who have completed their PhD candidacy exams may be considered. Postdoctoral training and/or experience in viticulture research is highly desirable. An educational background and/or experience in enology as well as evidence of success in securing extramural grant support are desirable. Effective oral and written communications skills are required.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload a letter of application describing qualifications and career goals, transcripts, contact information for four letters of reference, and curriculum vitae.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resource Services at (573) 882-7976 or Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dean Volenberg at 573-882-0476 or

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 Associate 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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