ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, AND FULL PROFESSORS IN FOOD SUSTAINABILITY



Job ID 21926
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia



Job Description

In the next 35 years, we will need to find ways to provide abundant, nutritious, high quality food to a world population that is expected to grow to more than 9 billion people. Research at the nexus of basic and applied areas of science and engineering is needed to improve the sustainable production, distribution, and accessibility of food in the presence of a number of severe challenges. For instance, agriculture must become more environmentally sustainable and resilient to climate change; distribution networks must become more efficient, responsive, and flexible; and policy must discover social and economic paradigms that simultaneously optimize environmental stewardship, nutrition, economic opportunity, and social diligence and empowerment.

The heart of engineering is the design, implementation, and optimization of systems that solve these types of complex problems. The College of Engineering at the University of Missouri seeks faculty who are committed to addressing the complex issues of food sustainability from innovative perspectives and who can bring creative thinking and techniques to areas ranging from:
  • molecular biology, phenomics, synthetic biology, and crop, forage, and livestock improvement;
  • precision agriculture;
  • nutritional quality, functional foods, and foods for health;
  • rural economic development;
  • urban agriculture and food deserts; and
  • food products, production systems, and processing.

Building on our long-standing, interdisciplinary culture, this search process is a collaboration with the other colleges and centers across campus. We expect many of the appointments will be joint with those units, will complement our existing strengths, and will result in the emergence of multiple alignments of people, ideas, and techniques.

This search is part of a broad effort to recruit up to 50 new faculty in the areas of sustainability (food, energy, water, and smart cities), big data analytics, and innovations in biomedicine. Under the leadership of Dean Elizabeth Loboa, we seek to hire creative, interdisciplinary faculty at the levels of assistant, associate, and full professor to meet our nation's needs in these areas. Successful applicants will have:
  • the highest degree in their discipline;
  • a record of interdisciplinary research appropriate to the level of the appointment; and
  • a clear potential to establish externally funded research programs.

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, academic or otherwise, who are passionate about pursuing research in food sustainability.

Qualifications

This search is part of a broad effort to recruit up to 50 new faculty in the areas of sustainability (food, energy, water, and smart cities), big data analytics, and innovations in biomedicine. Under the leadership of Dean Elizabeth Loboa, we seek to hire creative, interdisciplinary faculty at the levels of assistant, associate, and full professor to meet our nation's needs in these areas. Successful applicants will have:
  • the highest degree in their discipline;
  • a record of interdisciplinary research appropriate to the level of the appointment; and
  • a clear potential to establish externally funded research programs.

We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, academic or otherwise, who are passionate about pursuing research in food sustainability.

Application Deadline

Review of initial applications will begin immediately and will continue until are positions are filled.

Other Information

The University of Missouri is a Tier I research institution and one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 300,000 alumni, Mizzou is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with Education and Experience.

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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

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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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Apply using the online system. Be prepared to upload a research plan, a teaching statement, a list of three to five professional references with contact information, and a CV.

Inquiries can be directed to Professor Toni Kazic, Search Committee Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Phone: (573) 882-1946, Email: KazicT@missouri.edu. Please include the words "food sustainability search" in the subject line. Email is preferred.

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