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Tenured and Tenure-Track Professor, Open Rank, School of Medicine, MizzouForward

University of Missouri School of Medicine – Columbia
Columbia, Missouri
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

Tenured and Tenure-Track Professor, Open Rank, School of Medicine, MizzouForward

Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Medicine – Columbia (MU SOM) seeks applications from and nominations for outstanding research faculty candidates. This appointment is part of MizzouForward, the most important strategic investment to achieve research excellence in the history of the university.  See more about this transformational effort here

We want to engage with renowned researchers across the entire spectrum of medicine and have the resources and infrastructure to support all types of (T1 – T4) research. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on areas where we plan to continue to expand, including: neurology, cardio-metabolic disorders, cancer, reproductive and women’s health, child health and infectious diseases. Candidates with extramurally funded research success in categories that are beyond those listed above, are also strongly encouraged to apply.

With Schools and Colleges of Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, Law and Journalism on one campus, MU SOM has the unique ability to enhance and accelerate research.

MU School of Medicine

As the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River, the MU School of Medicine has improved health, education, and research for more than 170 years. More Missouri physicians have received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university in Missouri. The SOM’s more than 700 faculty physicians and scientists educate more than 1,000 medical students, residents, fellows, and other students seeking advanced degrees, as well as more than 1,000 undergraduate students each semester. The school is divided into 18 clinical departments and five basic science departments, that all share a mission to conduct and accelerate research, offer outstanding medical education and serve our diverse communities.

Building on a doubling of AAU Phase 1 awards over the last four years, the SOM continues to expand research along the entire clinical and translational spectrum. MU School of Medicine has a strong partnership with MU Health Care, a $1.4 billion clinical enterprise that is co-located on the AAU member and flagship campus of the University of Missouri System in Columbia, MO.

Unique resources to accelerate  biomedical research at MU

MU researchers are also supported by numerous Advanced Technology Core Facilities:


Minimum Qualification

  • A terminal degree in a discipline related to one of the centralized hiring areas


Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors

  • Track record of extramural research funding, particularly from federal agencies
  • Research agenda 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


Applications Process

Nominations and inquiries of interest may be sent in confidence to

Please apply here if you are interested in having your tenure home in the School of Medicine:

If you are seeking to have your future tenure home in another School/College, please apply here

To apply, upload (a) your CV including extramural funding, (b) a letter of application, describing your current research agenda, 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.

The University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is the flagship campus of the UM System and is a Research 1 university. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degrees (including 89 online options) and certificates to more than 30,000 students and has over 13,000 full-time employees and 300,000 alumni. The university is a $2.4 billion enterprise and an important asset for the state and nation, providing significant innovation and economic impact to the state, region, nation, and the world. Today, MU is truly a global enterprise, with its students representing every Missouri county, all 50 states, and over 120 countries.

Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 34 public U.S. universities with membership by invitation in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The breadth of academic programs brings a wealth of opportunity for cross disciplinary learning and scholarship among 18 colleges and schools.

MU is one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim schools of engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, business, and law on the same campus. MU houses an Academic Health Center, consisting of five hospitals and more than 65 primary and specific clinics in and around Columbia, Missouri and offers a broad array of clinical services across the lifespan.

Office of Research, Innovation and Impact

The Office of Research, Innovation and Impact invests in faculty by providing the resources, support and training needed to enable professional development, large interdisciplinary project grant support, innovation technology development and implementation, and Core Facilities support. The University of Missouri fosters our research-focused academic ecosystem through campus-wide interdisciplinary research centers including the NextGen Precision Health Institute

City of Columbia

The City of Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, has been consistently rated as one of the most desirable places to live and work in the United States and accommodates all cycles of life. This college town of 113,000+ residents has the best of both worlds – small-town convenience with urban sophistication and amenities. Columbia is well known for affordable housing and moderate cost of living, excellent public schools with a low student-teacher-ratio, and a huge variety of leisure time activities, including the well-known Katy trail system.

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

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 President of Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Chief Equal Opportunity Officer (CEOO) at 573-882-2148.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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