Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Columbia, MO

University of Missouri - Columbia (MU)

Job Description

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of assistant, associate or full professor. The applicant should have experience and future research plans for human nutrition studies that will utilize our new, state of the art metabolic kitchen facility within the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH). MUNCH has a metabolic kitchen, a teaching kitchen and an observational behavior facility. The metabolic kitchen has the capacity for fully controlled feeding studies for cohorts as large as 50 for in house dining studies or 150 for pack out studies. MUNCH is adjacent to the MU Physical Activity and Wellness (MU PAW) facility which has 4 human subjects research rooms, a DXA, BodPod, PeaPod, metabolic carts, ultrasound, and blood draw and processing facilities in a clinical setting. The NEP department has a truly collaborative culture and mission and is the only department at Mizzou that is part of three colleges (School of Medicine, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources). This position will have the tenure home in the School of Medicine. Successful applicants will have or develop an outstanding research program and contribute to School of Medicine teaching activities. Involvement in campus-wide research initiatives relative to obesity, cardiovascular biology, exercise, metabolism, cell signaling and nutrition is desirable. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America.


Position qualifications include a MD/PhD, MD or a PhD with postdoctoral experience and a translational research focus.

Application Materials

Please send a curriculum vitae, a narrative of research and educational interests, and the names and contact information of three references.

Application Deadline

Ssearch will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

Posted: 06/24/2022