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28 Jun 2021

Full-Time Research Assistant Professor

University of Missouri – Kansas City – Posted by Cottrell Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Job Description

 Research Assistant Professor

Joint Appointment

UMKC MIDE / MU Extension

 Position 00075726

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the University of Missouri seek applications for a Research Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy (MIDE) and Missouri University Extension (MUE). The Research Assistant Professor is the center point of horticultural research and graduate mentoring activities between the division/campuses. The position will be based on the UMKC campus with sponsored travel to the MU Columbia campus and Extension sites throughout the state.

The Research Assistant Professor position is a ranked, non-tenure track, benefit-eligible, full-time [1.0 FTE] position with option for future promotion. The contract length is 9 months starting September 1, 2021 with two-months paid summer research and eligibility for a third month.

Job Description:

  • To conduct multidisciplinary research locally, nationally, and internationally to address critical sustainability gaps in urban vegetable production at the neighborhood level, with impact on “food deserts” and related missions, whose objective is to improve the quality of life of local consumers
  • Mentor and co-mentor undergraduate and graduate students whose primary discipline may be from Plant Sciences, Economics, all STEM fields, the Business School, and/or Bioinformatics and related Health & Life Science disciplines through independent study, directed reading, thesis and/or dissertation courses as appropriate
  • Provide leadership in multi-state regional projects, national meetings, grants, and, ultimately, publishing research results in top-tier horticultural, engineering and related journals that will enhance MU and UMKC’s status in the burgeoning field vertical farming
  • Fill the critical need to train and coordinate curriculum for Field Specialists who assist Missourians seeking alternative economic and profitable agricultural opportunities
  • Provide innovative methods of disseminating research information to Missouri vegetable growers as well as traditional social media, newsletters, seminars, field days, etc.
  • Secure extramural funding to conduct applied horticultural research and transfer research-based finding to the public, commercial and consumer horticulture industry in Missouri
  • Collaborate with faculty of MIDE, MUE, the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, and MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for productive research, product development, patents, multi-state regional projects and co-authored publications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Horticulture/Plant Sciences, Agriculture, Food Science or relate field
  • Record of research productivity and success in securing extra mural funding
  • Ability to work in rural outdoor settings and cultivate vegetation research

Salary:

  • $63,000 over 9-month base, plus 2/9th of base salary guaranteed over summer.

The faculty and staff of the Missouri University System are committed to inclusion.  We share a fundamental belief that diversity and cultural competency are desired and beneficial for the betterment of the campuses and central to our mission as rural and urban-serving institutions.  We seek faculty to share this commitment and encourage Black, Indigenous, Persons Of Color and culturally diverse candidates to apply.

Review of applications begins upon receipt and the position remains open until filled. Applications must be submitted through the UMKC recruitment portal at https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, names and current contact information for three references into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters.  Maximum size limit is 11MB.  Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.). If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288. All final candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

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. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

How to Apply

Review of applications begins upon receipt and the position remains open until filled. Applications must be submitted through the UMKC recruitment portal at https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, names and current contact information for three references into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters.  Maximum size limit is 11MB.  Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.). If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288. All final candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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