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Professor - Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Research

The University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Professor - Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Research

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Tenure-Tenure Track

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.


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

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, 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 benefit 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 U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

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

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. For more information, call the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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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.

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