Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track), MizzouForward, Energy and Sustainability

Job Description

The University of Missouri (MU) seeks applications and nominations for outstanding faculty candidates with a focus on Energy and Sustainability Systems. 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 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 Energy and Sustainability Systems. Positions are available in all units across campus and joint appointments between multiple departments are possible.

Incoming faculty will build on existing strengths including renewable energy, electronics, cybersecurity, and grid management with the goal to significantly grow existing expertise and seed new growth in the research areas of, but not limited to, Nuclear Energy, Hydrogen and Renewables, Biofuels, Solar Energy, Grid Technology and Cybersecurity, Decarbonization, Carbon Capture, Energy Storage, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Emissions, Power Transmission and Power Electronics, Transportations (Electric Vehicles), Energy Economics and Policy, Feedstock Conversion Technology, Life-Cycle Analysis, Carbon Sink/Sequestration and Water-Food-Energy Nexus. The Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMC) is equipped to provide state-of-the-art electron microscopy services and technology to incoming investigators. Additionally MU provides resources like the Advanced Light Microscopy , the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core , the PET Imaging Center , as well as access to the Hellbender , a high-power computing environment, the Materials Characterization & Fabrication Core , the Micro X-ray Core , the Immersive Visualization CAVE for AI/Big Data Analytics, as well as Class 1000 Clean Room within the MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute (MSEI). Further MU is home to the Gehrke Proteomics Center , the Metabolomics Center , the Genomics Technology Core , the MU Research Reactor a Power Plant Bio-Boiler, the Pilot-scale Anaerobic Digestion Plant as well as the Plant Transformation Core .

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
Review of applications will begin immediately, and candidate interviews will occur on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Candidates across all academic ranks will be considered. Specific academic home(s) of candidates will be determined throughout the hiring process.

Nominations and inquiries of interest may be sent in confidence to . If you have further questions, please send an email .

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.

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