Accepting Applications: Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences

The Division of Biological Sciences (DBS) at the University of Missouri-Columbia ( invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Professor position at the Assistant or Associate level. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in the life sciences, science education, or related discipline by time of appointment.

We are interested in candidates with a commitment to and demonstrated record of inclusive excellence. The successful candidate will join a community that teaches introductory biology courses using intentionally inclusive practices with student-centered approaches and will lead the redesign of the accompanying lab based on these principles. Opportunities to create and teach courses in an area of specialization are also available, as well as participation in curriculum development at the department level.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of independent college-level teaching experience, including large enrollment courses, using approaches that involve both active and collaborative learning in high enrollment courses and evidence of a commitment to inclusive teaching practices.

This 9-month (full time) position includes full benefits and opportunities for promotion to associate and full teaching professor. The appointment will start by or before August 1, 2022.

For more information, inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sarah Bush (search committee Chair) or Dr. David Schulz(Director, Division of Biological Sciences). Contact Human Resource Services ( for any question about the application process.


To apply, follow this link to the University of Missouri Human Resources website and click on the link for “Job opportunities for prospective employees.” Enter 38830 in the Search Jobs box to bring up the job notification listing. 

Applicants should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and the following documents for review:

  1. a statement outlining the applicant’s previous contributions to inclusion and equity as well as how they would further those contributions at MU. As part of the statement, applicants are encouraged to discuss how their personal and professional experience shapes their contributions to inclusion and equity.
  2. a teaching statement (max. 5 pages) that outlines relevant experience, philosophy, and approaches, and provides evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  3. a curriculum vitae;
  4. contact information for 3 letters of reference.

As per DBS policy, the Search Committee will proceed with an initial blind/anonymous review process based on specific rubrics for each aspect of the application.

Review of applications will commence November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and tuition assistance. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website.

Diversity Commitment

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.

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 of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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