May 14, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 26777
Application Materials

Complete the brief online application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, narrative of teaching philosophy, narrative of current and future research interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the position, please contact Drs. Mike Gold ([email protected]) and Dave Larsen ([email protected]), Co-Chairs of Search Committee.

Job Description


Administration: The incumbent will hold the title, Endowed Professor of Agroforestry and Director, University of Missouri, Center for Agroforestry. This Center, located in the School of Natural Resources, is a hallmark of interdisciplinary research and employs 12 scientists and staff and is widely recognized for its excellence. The Center is provided office and laboratory space by the University but is dependent upon extramural funding for operating dollars. It is the responsibility of the Endowed Professor and Director to provide leadership in the procurement of funding and in guiding the Center’s research efforts.

Research: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized extramurally funded agroforestry research program in his/her specialized field. The Center’s research program is supported by two outlying Agriculture Research Centers. The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), New Franklin, MO, is a 660-acre research farm consisting primarily of Missouri River hills loess soils but has more than 250 acres of floodplain to support diverse research efforts (e.g., it contains sophisticated outdoor shade and flood tolerance laboratories, and major germplasm collections of pecan, black walnut and chestnut). The Doug Allen Research Farm, Laurie, MO, is a 510 acre farm located in the Missouri Ozarks consisting primarily of oak-hickory forest, including rare glade ecosystems, along with ~80 acres of warm season grass prairie. Research relating to all temperate-zone agroforestry practices is represented across these and other outlying Agriculture Research Centers. The position will strengthen growing interdisciplinary education, research and outreach programs, enhance capability of winning major grants and forming innovative new partnerships with private and public partners, and contribute greatly toward improving grant and publication metrics considered in the AAU rankings.

Teaching: The incumbent is expected to teach a dual level (4000/7000) undergraduate/graduate online course in agroforestry and develop an online graduate level course (8000 level) in an area related to the successful candidate's expertise that would complement current course offerings in agroforestry. The incumbent is also expected to advise graduate students (MS and PhD) and postdoctoral research associates. The Center currently offers on campus and online master’s degrees in agroforestry along with an online graduate certificate.


A Ph.D. is required, with at least one degree in forestry or a related area. Administrative experience is highly desirable along with demonstrated leadership abilities. The successful candidate should have national recognition as an agroforestry scientist with a proven track record in refereed, peer-reviewed publications and extramural grant support.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri System, has nearly 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant small city that is consistently ranked among the top such places to live in across America. The School of Natural Resources awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources with emphases in multiple sub-disciplines. Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at The School operates many laboratory and greenhouse facilities and has access to extensive field areas available within the College of Agriculture’s Farms and Centers Network ( The School has robust collaborative ties to state and federal agencies charged with managing natural resources and numerous opportunities are available to access and conduct research on the extensive and diverse public lands surrounding Columbia.

MU makes available to applicants a security report of crimes that occurred on campus over the previous three years. For a copy of this report, contact the University Police Department at (573) 882-5923 or access their web site at:

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

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.

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