Job Posting: Assistant, Associate Professor in Biological Sci.s, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Rachel Howell
October 24, 2014

Job Description

The Division of Biological Sciences ( at the University of Missouri invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in systems biology. We are interested in candidates that integrate empirical and computational approaches to address important biological questions. The campus strengths in life sciences include bioinformatics, behavior, cell & developmental biology, ecology, genetics & genomics, microbiology, neurobiology, and plant biology. The successful candidate will establish a research program that forms linkages with our existing strengths, develops cross-disciplinary collaborations, and attracts federal funding. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of scientists in the Bond Life Sciences Center ( which promotes interdisciplinary research.

We offer a highly 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 best college towns in the U.S. We are committed to ethnic, racial and gender diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in mathematics and science.

Review of application materials (cover letter, CV, description of research plans and teaching interests, and contact information for three references, all compiled into a single PDF file) will begin October 2014. Application submission instructions can be found at Questions should be addressed to

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

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. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.