Associate Professor

Job description

Job ID 14232
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure track faculty position nutrition and/or exercise physiology at any level - assistant to full professor. The successful applicant will have a MD/DO and/or PhD with formal training in Nutrition, Exercise Physiology or a closely related discipline with postdoctoral research experience. For an associate or full professor, a strong and established track record of external funding is expected. At the assistant professor level, strong promise of obtaining and sustaining a nationally funded research program is expected. The NEP department is part of three colleges, College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES), College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources, and the School of Medicine. The tenure home for this position will be in the School of Medicine. Earlier in 2014 the newly renovated Gwynn Hall re-opened with new research facilities for NEP including the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) consisting of a research metabolic kitchen, a state of the art teaching kitchen and observational behavior lab. In addition new wet lab facilities and human research facilities (MU-Physical Activity and Wellness program: MU-PAW) were built. MUNCH and MU-PAW are located near the MU Child Development Lab. Additional facilities routinely utilized by NEP researchers include the Brain Imaging Center and the Clinical Research Center. We are seeking investigators that will collaborate and synergize with existing investigators in NEP and across campus and utilize the physical resources recently built. Strong research areas on campus include obesity, metabolism and cardiovascular diseases. It is expected the faculty will contribute to the educational missions including medical student and graduate education. Information about the department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology can be found at the departmental link ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Competitive salary and start-up funds will be provided to successful candidates.

Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America.

For additional information about the position, please contact:

John Thyfault, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: [email protected]
Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]


PhD, MD, or DO w/Formal Training in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology or a closely related discipline with postdoctoral research experience. For an associate or full professor, a strong and established track record of external funding is expected.

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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Application Materials

Please apply using our online application. Be prepared to upload a narrative of research and educational interests, the names and contact information of three references and curriculum vitae.





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Posted: 6/28/2018
Application Due: 8/27/2018
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