Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecology

Columbia, MO
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 24584
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The Division of Biological Sciences at University of Missouri, Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Potential areas of interest include: climate change, land transformation, and species interactions. The candidate's research can incorporate field experiments, lab experiments, and/or theoretical and computational approaches in any group of organisms. We encourage applications from candidates who have a record of collegial and collaborative relationships with peers, who integrate perspectives from multiple disciplines, and who are prepared to capitalize on the broad range of research themes within the Division and Colleges at the University of Missouri. Faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences encompass strengths in plant biology, microbial biology, ecological and evolutionary genetics, behavior and conservation biology. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The University of Missouri and Division of Biological Sciences place a high value on diversity and inclusivity ( We especially seek candidates with outstanding mentoring skills who welcome and appreciate the racial and cultural diversity of our academic community. We encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate a commitment towards inclusiveness and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences.

We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top-ten college towns in the U.S.

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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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

Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV cover letter, a description of research plans and teaching interests, a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service and names and contact information of three referees willing to write a letter if solicited. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee ( with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

Review of application materials will begin October 27, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled.


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