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Endowed Chair Associate or Full Professor and Director of the Center for Agroforestry

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri
salary will be commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 16, 2023

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Job Type
Faculty, Professor / Chair
Organization Type

Job Details

The School of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) invites applications and nominations for the H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor and Director of the Center for Agroforestry. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Center, develop a nationally-recognized extramurally funded agroforestry program, teach a graduate course in the agroforestry core curriculum, and coordinate the development of additional online course offerings.

About the College and Center

CAFNR, along with other MU collaborators, has world-class strengths in human health response to nutrition choice and physical activity, plant sciences and novel compounds, animal models for human health applications, genomics, natural resources, and food and agricultural policy. The Center for Agroforestry is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere agroforestry programs and covers basic and applied research, graduate education, outreach and economic development.

About the University

As a flagship, land-grant institution and one of only 71 universities across the U.S. and Canada to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Missouri is a campus where empathy, innovation and hard work combine to solve the world’s grand challenges. We tackle diverse problems because Missouri is a diverse state—from the southern Ozarks to the northern plains. We are Mizzou, where Black and Gold runs deep and Truman the Tiger embodies our bold spirit.

About Columbia
Ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research as one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia combines small-town comforts, community spirit and a low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Our city of about 130,000 people lies midway between Missouri’s largest metro areas: St. Louis and Kansas City.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Guiding Center’s research, extension, and teaching efforts and administering Center’s five faculty members, four core staff, and near 50 graduate students. Development of a nationally recognized extramurally funded agroforestry research program in his/her specialized field. Teaching one core course in the agroforestry core curriculum annually Advising graduate students (MS and PhD) and postdoctoral research associates.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. is required, with at least one degree in natural resources, agroforestry, forestry, horticulture, agroecology, agricultural or natural resource economics, or a related area.

Candidates  will be evaluated on

National recognition as a scientist in agroforestry or a closely related discipline Track record in refereed, peer-reviewed publications Extramural grant support Administrative experience Leadership abilities

To Submit an Application

To apply for this position, please visit the MU web site at, Job ID 48223.

For additional information about this position, please contact Dr. Patrick Market (, Director of the School of Natural Resources.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, narrative of teaching philosophy, narrative of current and future research interests, and the names and contact information of three references.

Application Review

Application review will begin on September 4, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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