Open Positions

Tenure-track open positions

Link to eRecruit system to apply for position 31499 (for School of Medicine position)

Link to eRecruit system to apply for position 31528 (for College of Agriculture position)

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (T/TT)

The University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Biochemistry, which is a joint academic division within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the School of Medicine (SOM).  These faculty positions will be affiliated formally with either CAFNR and/or SOM, and responsibilities will include contributions to undergraduate, graduate and medical education. This is the first in a series of recruitments. We seek applications in our areas of interest including plant biochemistry, gene/genome regulation, gene delivery and transgenic technology, synthetic biology, medicinal biochemistry, structural biology and imaging, including development of new molecular markers and reporters. Related areas of research will also be considered.


We seek dynamic individuals who will lead federally-funded research programs, contribute to undergraduate, graduate and/or medical education programs through instruction and research mentorship, and contribute to academic service on the campus and/or professionally.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of research in an area that complements departmental strengths.  Appropriate disciplines include agriculturally-relevant biochemistry for one position (plant or animal); biomedically-relevant biochemistry for the other.  Applications for these positions at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged, but candidates at a higher level will considered if there is evidence of continuous extramural research funding, high impact publications and excellence in teaching and service expected of tenured faculty at a research-intensive university. A record of successful post-doctoral research; ability to communicate effectively in a research and educational setting; and evidence of past research collaborations or a willingness to work in related research areas.

About MU and Biochemistry

MU is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System. The University is located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City in Columbia, a vibrant community consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in the nation. MU Biochemistry has a reputation for excellence in interdisciplinary research and effective instruction. Current strengths include medical biochemistry, plant biochemistry and biophysical, structural and mechanistic biochemistry. The department forms a bridge between fundamental molecular science and translation both into agricultural applications and biomedical advances. Agricultural advances will be supported by the $28M greenhouse expansion. Biomedical advances will be anchored by the $225M NextGen Precision Health Institute that will house expanded cryo-Electron Microscopy capabilities.


Submit using online eRecruit system (link below): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a one-page summary of research accomplishments with two pages of future plans; (4) a narrative of teaching philosophy and diversity inclusion; and (5) names and contact information of four references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For information, contact Dr. Scott Peck, Chair of the Search Committee (

Applicants only need to submit information to one of the openings.

Link to eRecruit system to apply for position 31499 (for School of Medicine position)

Link to eRecruit system to apply for position 31528 (for College of Agriculture position)

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for a comprehensive University benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. We are 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.