Assistant, Associate or Professor in Water Studies and Sustainability via Indeed

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO, US

The College of Engineering at the University of Missouri (MU) is hiring up to 4 new faculty in the area of Water Studies and Sustainability. These positions are essential building blocks for a strong sustainable water resources research theme at MU. They are well integrated into current campus centers and initiatives, including the Missouri Water Resources Research Center, the CAFNR Center for Watershed Management and Water Quality, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This search is part of a broad effort to recruit up to 50 new faculty in the areas of sustainability (food, energy, water, and smart cities); big data analytics; and innovations in biomedicine. Under the leadership of Dean Elizabeth Loboa, we seek to hire creative, interdisciplinary faculty at the levels of assistant, associate, and full professor to meet state and national needs in these areas.

Applicants should have research expertise in water sustainability in one or more of the following:
• hydrologic processes and process modeling in aquatic ecosystems
• biological interactions and feedback mechanisms with water quality and quantity (e.g., ecohydrology and hydrobiology)
• conjunctive studies in groundwater/surface water management, water transport, drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and reclamation in urban environments
• smart or integrated devices useful in monitoring water quality and hydrologic processes
• water resources and environmental engineering
• hydroclimatology, water policy and water management
• the water, energy, and food nexus.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in one or more of these areas.


Successful applicants will have:
• the highest degree awarded in their discipline;
• a record of interdisciplinary research appropriate to the level of the appointment; and
• a strong potential to establish externally funded research programs in the stated areas.

Joint hiring between the College of Engineering and other colleges/schools (e.g., the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, the College of Arts & Science) is possible. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, academic or otherwise, who are passionate about pursuing research in water sustainability.


Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience.

Application Materials

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.

Any questions regarding the application procedure may be directed to Professor Allen Thompson at [email protected], Committee Chair, College of Engineering, Bioengineering Department, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.

Application Deadline

Review of initial applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Other Information

The University of Missouri is a Tier I research institution and one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 300,000 alumni, Mizzou is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

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.

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

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is 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. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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