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University of Missouri: Faculty Position, Ecology, Assistant or Associate Professor

(posted 2017-10-18)

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.

Please apply online at The following documents (compiled into a single PDF) are required for the application to be complete: a cover letter; a CV; a description of research plans and teaching interests; a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service; and the names and contact information of three referees willing to write a letter if solicited. Applicants should contact the Chair of the search committee ( with any questions about the position and MU Human Resource Services ( with any questions about the application process.

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

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