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The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC) in St. Louis, Missouri seek applications for a joint faculty position in plant biology. We are seeking a scientist who will address leading-edge research questions in plant biology that complement and strengthen existing research programs at both institutions. A record of excellence in possessing extramurally-funded grants, and in pursuing innovative, collaborative research using creative approaches in any area of science that can be applied to plants is required. The appointed individual will be a tenured faculty member in one or more departments/divisions at MU and an Associate/Full Member and Principal Investigator at DDPSC and will contribute to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching programs. The new faculty member will be located on the MU campus, and will complete a cluster of four joint hires, with two individuals located at each institution. We strongly encourage women, members of under-represented minorities and other under-represented groups in plant biology to apply.

The goals of this unique partnership are to address global challenges in plant biology, to facilitate fundamental scientific discoveries, and to enable the translation of these discoveries into solutions for agriculture. This alliance represents an exceptional opportunity to collaborate with the vibrant plant research programs at both locations and to enhance coordinated, inter-institutional efforts in plant biology.

To indicate your interest in joining our plant biology community, applicants should submit a CV and cover letter electronically at, select Academic Positions and search for position #46007. Inquiries can be directed to with MU DDPSC Search in the subject line by April 15, 2023. Inquiries will be held in confidence.

MU and DDPSC are both proudly equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employers that are fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We seek individuals who are committed to this shared goal and our core values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence