The University of Missouri (MU) aspires to greatly enhance 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 Land-Grant 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 co-location of all major programs on the same campus facilitates such collaborations.
We invite applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels with a focus on smart cities. Examples of desirable areas of research in smart cities include smart and green infrastructure, resilient cities, intelligent transportation systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, climate change, renewable systems, sustainable land-use, and livable communities with scalable technologies. 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.
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, and social sciences, or other areas related to sustainability.
Salary commensurate with Education and Experience.
Apply using the online system. 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 smart cities search could be directed to Professor Carlos Sun, Smart Cities Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, E2509 Lafferre Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Phone: (573) 884-6330, Fax: (573) 882-4784, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with ...a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. Mizzou What is Mizzou? Learn about the history and traditions behind the name Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.