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Tenure/Tenure-Track Assistant OR Associate Professor for Biological Sciences, 78619

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Tenure/Tenure-Track Assistant OR Associate Professor for Biological Sciences, 78619
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37564
Hiring Department

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Division of Biological Sciences

Job Description

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) invites applications for two full-time tenure/tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences. We encourage applications from individuals whose research addresses fundamental biological questions in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, systems biology, synthetic biology, molecular evolution, and bioinformatics. The primary attributes we seek in candidates are (1) demonstrated excellence in research, as the faculty member would be expected to initiate or continue an independent, extramurally funded research program, and (2) potential or demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring.

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences grants degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. MS and PhD degrees are granted in Cell Biology & Biophysics or Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. The Division of Biological Sciences supports research in many areas including biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, developmental biology, and neurobiology. Along with the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Dentistry, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences participates in the "Life and health sciences" area of emphasis in the mission of the campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a PhD, MD, or DVM and at least two years of postdoctoral experience.

Full Time/Part Time


Application Instructions

All applicants should submit the following in one .pdf file: cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests and goals, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and the names and contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation. Applications will be considered as received, and the position will remain open until filled. Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to Mary Flores ([email protected]), School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

For questions about how applicants apply, please call 816-235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call 855-524-0002.

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 - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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