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Missouri University of Science & Technology-Chemistry Department
Rolla, Missouri
Dependent upon experience
Closing date
Nov 14, 2023

Job Description

The Department of Chemistry at the Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for the position of Richard K. Vitek/FCR Endowed Chair in Biochemistry. The specific area of biochemistry is broadly defined. The Vitek/FCR Endowed Chair is expected to have demonstrated leadership in the field of biochemistry as evidenced by their peer-recognized achievements. The successful candidate will have a strong record of sustained extramural funding and be internationally recognized in their field as well as be an inspiring teacher and mentor. The endowment offers a lucrative annual research support funding that allows the candidate to excel in high quality scholarly activities. The salary and start-up funding will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and potential.

The chemistry department at Missouri S&T has recently renovated research and teaching laboratories and boasts well-funded, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research faculty with a large breadth of research expertise. The department is also well-equipped with core instrumentation facilities ( required for experimental research. The university has various research centers including a Center for Biomedical Research, Center for High Performance Computing, Materials Research Center, and Center for Research in Energy and Environment. More information about the centers can be found at

Interested applicants should electronically submit the application form, a detailed curriculum vita highlighting career accomplishments, education statement, and a cover letter. All materials should be submitted to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at All submitted application materials must have the position reference number #00086801 to be processed.  Acceptable electronic formats that can be used for email attachments include PDF and Word; hard copy application materials will not be accepted.

Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biochemical engineering, or closely related field Eligible for status of associate professor level or higher with tenure Preferred Qualifications Outstanding research accomplishments in biochemistry or closely related discipline Commitment to collaborations within the department, S&T, and UM System, as well as with industry partners National and international recognition, history of substantial external funding, experience with industry collaborations Comments We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. 

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

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