Job ID 21965
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is embarking on a large-scale, multi-disciplinary hiring effort for multiple faculty in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Innovations, and Sustainability.

We invite applications for multiple tenure/tenure-track positions in population analytics for public policy starting August 15, 2017. Positions may be at the assistant, associate, or full professor level and may be joint between the MU College of Engineering and other disciplines such as the Truman School of Public Affairs, and the MU Department of Economics, depending on the disciplinary background of the applicant. The focus for the positions is the analysis of population and economic data sources (e.g., U.S. Census, Internal Revenue Service), health data, social media, or network data for improved public policy-making. The expansion of automated data collection and developments in survey technology have increased the availability of larger datasets, often with complex structures (e.g., panels with firm and individual data) and unstructured data (e.g., Twitter and Facebook posts, comments on news articles) to enable empirical analysis of questions that must be addressed with newly developed methods. MU population research is organized around a multidisciplinary population center (the Population, Education and Health Center). MU maintains a branch of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center system, providing local access to confidential federal data sources for authorized researchers.


Applicants should have an earned doctorate in industrial engineering/operations research, public policy, economics, demography or a related field; and strong written and oral communication skills. Senior applicants are expected to have a strong publication record in nationally recognized journals. Those with relevant postdoctoral experience are particularly encouraged to apply.


Salary 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

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.

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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

Applicants need to complete the online application. Be prepared to submit a research plan, a teaching statement, a list with contact information for three to five professional references, and a CV.