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Job ID 25651
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor - Reproductive Biology in the prestigious Food for the 21st Century Program within the Division of Animal Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Candidates must have the capacity to establish an independent research program that is focused on fundamental mechanisms controlling fertility using any relevant model system (laboratory animal, farm animal, or primate). The developed research program should be highly competitive for extramural federal grant support and impactful within the field of reproduction. The successful candidate is expected to develop and conduct an active training program for educating graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching.


Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a life science field with preference for reproductive biology. Postdoctoral training in life sciences is required.

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

Core Values

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

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. 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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MU Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity. The broad range of life experiences, values, cultural practices and perspectives in our community establishes an institutional foundation for innovative learning and discovery. It further expands the university's ability to become a globally-recognized epicenter for education, research and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment.

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

Applications should include: a letter of interest addressing the applicant's qualifications, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and contact information of five references. References will be contacted when appropriate.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Matt Lucy, Search Committee Chair at 573-882-9897 or [email protected]

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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