The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri flagship campus in Columbia, MO (MU) is seeking applications from outstanding academic scientists for a tenure‐track/tenured assistant/associate professor position in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Candidates must hold a PhD, DVM, MD or equivalent degree and have either a robust record of past and current extramural research funding/collaboration or demonstrated potential for future independent research excellence.
Candidates will be expected to actively participate in departmental teaching and graduate student training activities, as well as to consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership, organizational and communication skills.
The Department is multidisciplinary and responsible for teaching toxicology, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and molecular and cellular biology in the professional curriculum of the College. Research strengths include cancer biology, cardiovascular science, gastrointestinal and reproductive physiology and pharmacology, exercise physiology and genomics, and respiratory/neuronal control (see department web site: http://biomed.missouri.edu). The Department is highly interactive and the University of Missouri, with its School of Medicine and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, Thompson Center for Autism & Developmental Disorders, and Bond Life Sciences Center, also has a culture for unique collaborative opportunities across the MU campus.
Preference will be given to individuals whose research relates to the areas of Pharmacology/Toxicology and complements the existing collaborative research strengths of the department in cancer therapeutics and basic cancer biology, environmental toxicology/endocrine disruption, epigenetics/bioinformatics, GI biology, and cardiovascular and respiratory/neural control. Ideally individuals would bridge 2 or more of these areas. However, exceptional candidates working in any of the Department’s focus areas are encouraged to apply. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to participate in the department’s teaching mission and in maintaining externally funded independent research program.
Teaching responsibilities include participation in the instruction of toxicological principles to veterinary professional students and participation in graduate education. The position is supported by a generous start‐up package, which includes competitive compensation, attractive laboratory space, and access to state‐of‐the‐art core facilities. Columbia, MO is a mid‐western “college town” and listed as one of the Top Cities to Live in America. The city offers a variety of outdoor activities, dining options, cultural events and sports activities.
Applicants should apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find‐a‐job/index.php, Job Opening ID 21902. Please submit an application containing a cover letter, an outline of research interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Review of applications will begin in Spring 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action, pro‐disability and veteran employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified person with a disability. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573‐882‐4256.