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Assistant Professor in Chemistry

University of Missouri Dept. of Chemistry
Columbia, Missouri
$85-$95k per year+benefits
Closing date
Nov 18, 2023

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri, Columbia is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor track position in radiopharmaceutical chemistry beginning in Fall 2024. It is expected that the successful candidate will have the potential to build a funded, nationally, and internationally recognized, research program. A research focus on the use of radionuclides produced at the MU Research Reactor (MURR) to enable development of new theranostic agents is preferred.  Finally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the promise of establishing a strong record of teaching organic, inorganic and / or radiochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou) is in the midst of a $1.5B initiative called Mizzou Forward MizzouForward // Office of the Provost (, a transformational program designed to increase its visibility and standing as a flagship research university. Mizzou also boasts the largest research reactor, MURR, MU Research Reactor - Home ( a 10 MW light water reactor, a 16 MeV cyclotron, and the Medical Imaging and Theranostic Center (MITC) Home | Molecular Imaging and Theranostics Center - Molecular Imaging and Theranostics Center (



Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Chemistry by time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

Potential for research excellence in radiopharmaceutical chemistry, teaching, and mentoring experience and potential, and ability to contribute to the University’s mission of teaching, research, and engagement.

Application Materials

Please apply online at: (Job Opening ID 48670). Use the online application and be prepared to upload your CV, statements of research accomplishments and interests, and teaching and mentoring philosophy.

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.

Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee Justin Walensky ( with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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