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University Of Missouri Seeks An Assistant, Associate Or Full Professor Position in Animal Sciences

October 01, 2019

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Animal Sciences



Job Description

The University of Missouri seeks to expand its expertise in genetic engineering and synthetic biology by hiring talented Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors.

Position Summary

The positions will reside in the Division of Animal Sciences of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources ( and are part of the Precision Health Initiative in the University of Missouri System ( The University of Missouri is an AAU Research One institution, and one of the most comprehensive land grant universities in the nation that includes agriculture, human medicine, and veterinary medicine. A competitive start-up package, excellent facilities, and ample opportunities for collaboration across the campus, system and state underscore the attractive nature of these positions.


We seek dynamic individuals who will lead extramurally funded research programs, train doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, provide academic service on campus and/or professionally, and contribute to one of more of the educational missions in undergraduate or graduate education. The focus of the research should be on vertebrate genetic engineering, functional genomics, and/or synthetic biology. The successful candidates will be expected to develop or possess robust, collaborative, externally-funded research programs.


Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral training in animal science, biology, or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

A competitive candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate research and teaching. Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants for an Associate or Full Professor position must have established an extramurally-funded research program with a strong record of peer- reviewed publications and national/international recognition.

A record of successful postdoctoral research; ability to communicate well in a research and educational setting; and evidence of past research collaborations or a willingness to work in related research areas. Individuals with interest in utilizing domestic animal models for basic and translational research.


To apply, visit (Job ID 31662) and submit: Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; one-page summary of research accomplishments with two pages of future plans; and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Specific inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the search committee co-chairs Randy Prather ( and Kevin Wells (

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.



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