Assistant Teaching Professor

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Job ID 26086
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

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

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Job Description

Assistant Teaching Professor

Division of Biochemistry

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)

University of Missouri

Position Description:

The Division of Biochemistry seeks applications and nominations for a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri.

Biochemistry at the University of Missouri is noted for interdisciplinary research and effective instruction. The two are interwoven to provide excellence in both. We are a collaborative Division: part of the School of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. We share faculty with four departments as well as with an interdisciplinary Life Sciences Center, and have graduate faculty from ten additional departments.

Our faculty members are internationally known researchers and prize-winning teachers, including two members of the National Academy of Sciences and multiple members of disciplinary academies and honorary organizations.

Essentially all facets of contemporary biochemical research are represented in the Division with particular strengths in medical biochemistry, plant biochemistry and biophysical, structural and mechanistic biochemistry. Our research groups are well-funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and many other federal and private sources.

Our popular undergraduate major attracts many talented students, including those interested in graduate, medical and other professional schools, as well as careers in the biotech industries. We offer our undergraduate students extensive research opportunities in well-equipped teaching laboratories as well as in the laboratories of internationally known scientists.

Candidates for the Assistant Teaching Professor position must have a sincere interest in teaching laboratory skills to undergraduates, have a strong understanding of biochemical principles, and have well-developed interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will assist with the recruitment of undergraduate students to the major, including outreach activities to current high school students. In addition to teaching, the position includes the advising of undergraduate majors.


Minimum qualifications: M.S./M.A. graduate degree in the molecular life sciences

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in Biochemistry is preferred.

Application Procedure:
Please complete the online application, and be prepared to upload curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, description of teaching experience and names plus contact information for at least three references.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Shari Freyermuth (Tel.: 573-882-7643; Email: [email protected]).

Screening of applications will begin on upon April 15, 2018 and will continue for 30 days or until the position is filled.

MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in the MU's values statement - respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence ( In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are: 1) committed to blending service with scholarship, 2) leaders, 3) good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and 4) flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.

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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.





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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 5/16/2018
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