University of Missouri Ecology Faculty Search

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Assistant or Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

The Division of Biological Sciences at the 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 toward 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.

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.

To Apply

Click on the “Apply for a Job” button from the the job posting on the MU HR Careers Web site. You can find the job position also by performing a search for “Ecology” or “24584” .

The following documents/materials are required for the application to be complete:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • a description of research plans and teaching interests
  • a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service
  • names and contact information of three referees willing to write a letter if solicited

Application materials should be compiled and saved as a single PDF with the applicant’s name as the file name. You will upload this document when prompted to link your CV.

Closing Date

Review of application materials will begin November 10, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled.


Questions about the position can be sent to

Technical questions about the application/HR system for uploading materials should be addressed to MU Human Resource Services at

Additional Information

The Division of Biological Sciences has 35 faculty members with diverse research interests as well as strong interdisciplinary connections.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, the University of Missouri has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Columbia, MO, is ranked as one of the “10 Best College Towns” to live and work. Located two hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri as well as two private colleges and local, county, and regional medical centers. Columbia has excellent schools, health care, recreational facilities, arts, and cultural opportunities.

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