Evolutionary Biology Faculty Position
Assistant or Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in evolutionary biology. We are interested in candidates studying the processes of evolution, broadly defined, with research programs that form linkages to our current faculty. The campus strengths in life sciences include behavior, genetics, ecology, neurobiology, genomics, bioinformatics, and anthropology. The successful candidate will establish a research program that complements our existing strengths, develops cross-disciplinary collaborations, and attracts federal funding.
We offer a highly competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, and a highly interactive faculty. 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.
A cover letter, CV, a description of research plans and teaching interests, and a list of three references (with contact information), all compiled into a single PDF file, are required for application.
Prospective applicants can access the job posting by clicking on the “prospective employees” link at the bottom of the MU Human Resource Services Academic Jobs page and then performing an “Advanced Search” using 8480 in the “Job Opening ID” field.
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.
Application review will begin October 15, 2012.
Questions about the position (but not job applications) can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division of Biological Sciences has 40 faculty members with diverse research interests as well as strong interdisciplinary connections.
Several of our faculty members belong to an Evolutionary Studies group at MU. This is a loosely affiliated group of faculty and students with a common interest in exploring biological evolution, its development, and its impact across traditional academic disciplines including the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Participants share information and ideas, host speakers, teach courses, and conduct research at these interfaces to further our understanding of evolution in the modern world.
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 is a vibrant college town located two hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis. It 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. It is consistently ranked as a top city in which to live.
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. To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.