Assistant, Associate, Full Professors in Sustainability

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant, Associate and Full Professors
Job Institution: 
University of Missouri - Columbia
Job Description: 

The University of Missouri (MU) aspires to greatly  enhance the sustainability research and education with an  emphasis on the intersections of sustainable energy, water,  mineral resources, food, infrastructure, and environment. In  recognition that human actions are largely driven by innate  human needs, influenced by culture and media, and  mediated by policy, a truly multidisciplinary approach is  needed to address the interactions of natural and social  systems and to maintain sustainability.

The MU College of Engineering, under the leadership of  Dean Elizabeth Loboa, is in the process of hiring up to 50  faculty members in three strategic areas: Big Data Analytics,  Biomedical Innovation, and Sustainability.  Up to 15 of these  new hires will be in the sustainability area.  These new  faculty members may be joint hires with other MU  colleges/schools, for example the Art & Science (e.g.,  Biological Science; Geological Science), Agriculture, Food and  Natural Resources (e.g., School of Natural Resources;  Agricultural and Applied Economics, Food Science), Truman  School of Public Affairs, Journalism, and Medicine.     MU is the first public university west of the Mississippi River,  the flagship of the four‐campus University of Missouri  System, and a member of the Association of American  Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and LandGrant Universities (APLU).  The university is particularly  strong in the four Mizzou/MU Advantage areas – Food for  the Future, Media of the Future, One Health/One Medicine,  and Sustainable Energy. MU has a long history and strong  culture for collaboration in research and education; and colocation of all major programs on the same campus  facilitates such collaborations.

Invitation to Applications:  We invite applications  for tenure‐track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level. The applicants  will have strong research related to one or more  areas in 1) water resources and environmental  engineering, 2) energy production and storage, 3)  production and distribution of high‐quality food,  fuels, and fibers, and 4) smart cities and smart  infrastructure.  Applicants with research expertise  at the intersection of these areas are particularly  welcome. Successful candidates are expected to  establish a strong externally funded research  program at the interface between engineering and  sustainability sciences and policy. Each hire will  have a tenure home most relevant to her/his  background and be expected to teach  undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the  home unit as well as in the broadly‐defined  sustainability areas.   

Qualifications: Applicants should have earned the  highest degree in a relevant discipline. Those with relevant postdoctoral experience are particularly  encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong background in engineering or physical,  behavioral, or social sciences, or other areas  related to sustainability.

Application:  Apply using the online system  (‐a‐job/academic/).  Please select the job ID # most relevant to your  qualification: (1) Water –21924; (2) Energy –21925;  (3) Food – 21926; and (4) Smart City –21927. Be  prepared to upload a research plan, a teaching  statement, a list of three to five professional  references with contact information, and a CV.  Inquiry on the search should be directed to the  search chair for each of the four topic areas, or  Professor Baolin Deng at  

Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed beginning January 20, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.