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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track), MizzouForward, mHealth/Digital Health at the University of Missouri

The University of Missouri (MU) seeks applications and nominations for outstanding faculty candidates with a focus on mHealth Research (and Digital Health more broadly) . 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 prestigious 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 related to mHealth/Digital Health. Positions are available in all units across campus and joint appointments between multiple departments are possible.

Incoming faculty will build on existing strengths in mHealth/Digital Health, including interdisciplinary collaborations across psychology, education, engineering, nursing, health sciences, social work, human development & family science, communication, statistics, and medicine, with the goal to serve as a one-stop resource that will provide software, sensing devices, and advanced data management and analysis services to researchers across campus to apply this methodology to study populations relevant to their own research questions. For example, the TigerAware platform allows for the mobile collection of real time ecologically valid data critical to research in mHealth and has been utilized successfully for multiple NIH-sponsored studies. Related to this, the Personality and Emotion Lab serves as a hub for Ecological Momentary Assessment and Ambulatory Assessment as well as the analysis of Intensive Longitudinal Data in projects examining personality, psychopathology, and substance use disorders. This lab has a strong partnership with the Distributed and Intelligent Computing Lab with expertise in artificial intelligence, wireless sensor networks, mobile and distributed computing, and bioinformatics. Additionally the Center to Stream HealthCare In Place focuses on the development of state-of-the-art monitoring technology for proactive healthcare that helps older adults and people of all ages and needs to lead healthier, more independent lives.

High-power computing and storage needs will be met by a newly-established research data ecosystem, the Hellbender . Incoming faculty will also have the opportunity to collaborate with research colleagues currently supporting the UM System’s NextGen Precision Health initiative .

The centerpiece of our renewed focus on research excellence involves the Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building . It is located adjacent to the MU Health Care and Truman VA hospitals. The building provides the facilities and resources needed to integrate multidisciplinary research with advanced analytical instrumentation, computational processing, and pilot-scale manufacturing to create a comprehensive precision health pipeline that encompasses the entire university system. As part of the statewide initiative, this world-class facility brings expert health researchers and clinicians together in search of solutions to the world’s greatest health challenges.

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
Due to the large number of applications currently in the process, new applications will not be reviewed until later this year, likely the start of the Fall 2024 semester, with interviews following over the course of the 2024-2025 academic year. Candidates across all academic ranks will be considered. Specific academic home(s) of candidates will be determined throughout the hiring process. In the interim our MizzouForward recruitment team is happy to answer any questions about your application, the hiring process, or the initiative ( ).

To apply for this position click here . To apply, upload your CV including extramural funding information and a letter of application, describing your current research portfolio, accomplishments, and future research goals;

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

Handling of Application Materials

After initial review by the committee all uploaded materials may be shared with all faculty in the prospective department. For affiliations and joint appointments materials may be shared with all faculty in all departments involved.

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 .

Values Commitment

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit .

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