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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (T/TT), MizzouForward, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (T/TT), MizzouForward, Interdisciplinary Materials Science at the University of Missouri

Job Description

 The University of Missouri (MU) seeks applications and nominations for outstanding faculty candidates with a focus on Interdisciplinary Materials Research. This appointment is part of MizzouForward, the most important strategic investment to achieve research excellence and student success in the history of the university.  This initiative will leverage existing institutional strengths and address national health and scientific priority areas through innovation and collaboration.  Successful candidates will have outstanding, competitive, externally funded research programs in any area of Materials Science and Engineering including, but not limited to, novel materials development and characterization, functional materials, and computational approaches to materials design. Positions are available in the Departments of Biological, Biomedical & Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering and the departments of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Arts & Science. Appointments and / or joint appointments in other departments are possible.  See more about this transformational effort here!

A centerpiece of the University’s focus on research excellence is the NextGen Precision Health Initiative. Established in Fall 2021, the NextGen Precision Health Institute (NGPHI) provides research faculty from across the University of Missouri System with a new $221 million cutting-edge research facility dedicated to solving our most pressing health concerns. Designed to empower interdisciplinary collaboration as the cornerstone of the initiative, the facility provides a nexus for collaborative activities focused on speeding the path to new treatments and therapies – and making them accessible to people in need, faster than ever before. The University has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in a $27M expansion of the electron microscopy core facility that is housed in the NGPHI and provides world-class characterization resources for interdisciplinary researchers. Also housed in the NGPHI is a class 1000 cleanroom allowing biofabrication and manufacturing capabilities. The University of Missouri operates a 10 MW research reactor (MURR) – the most powerful on a university campus in North America. Finally, the MU Materials Science and Engineering Institute serves as a hub for materials-related research in areas ranging from quantum materials to autonomous manufacturing, with an emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary activities that span traditional research disciplines.


Minimum Qualification

  • An earned terminal degree in a related discipline


Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors

  • Track record of external research funding, particularly from federal agencies
  • Research portfolio and accomplishments (e.g., publication record, number of citations)
  • National awards and honors, membership with national academies
  • Interdisciplinary orientation of their work
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion



Review of applications will begin immediately, and candidate interviews will occur on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Candidates across all academic ranks will be considered. Specific academic home(s) of candidates will be determined throughout the hiring process.  

Nominations and inquiries of interest may be sent in confidence to If you have further questions, please send an email

To apply, upload (a) your CV including extramural funding; (b) a letter of application, describing your current research portfolio, accomplishments, and future research goals; (c) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (d) a diversity statement (professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts).

Current MU faculty members on a tenure track or with tenure do not qualify to apply for this opening.

Benefit Eligibility

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

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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