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Instructor – Soil Science

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
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Oct 21, 2021

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Instructor – Soil Science

University of Missouri

Instructor –Environmental Science Degree Program, School of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources at the University of Missouri (MU). Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a 9-month unranked, non-regular faculty position, not eligible for tenure. Begin date - 1/1/2022, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses related to Soil and Environmental Sciences.  Primary responsibilities will include organizing and teaching an undergraduate Introductory Soil Science lecture with laboratory, and other courses as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a M.S. in soil science, environmental science, or a closely related field.

Candidates will be evaluated on: An interest in pedagogy and application of creative teaching techniques, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.  Experience in teaching an introductory soil science course or introductory environmental science course is desirable. Female and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Detailed Description:  The first priority for this position is to teach four sections of Soil Science 2106, Introductory Soil Science Laboratory (2 credit hours), each Fall and Spring semester; develop, prepare, and deliver all laboratory assignments in Soil Science 2106.  An additional activity is to teach Soil Science 2100, Introduction to Soil Science (3 credit hours, lecture), one semester every academic year, and Issues in Natural Resources and the Environment (3 credit hours, lecture) in the other semester every academic year. 

This position will report directly to the Director, School of Natural Resources.

About MU: MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri System, has over 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities.  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.

To Apply: To apply for this position, please visit the MU website at   Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, publication list, description of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Morgan Davis, Search Committee chair at .

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

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

To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or in Español at 1-800-520-7309.


James D Schiffbauer, Associate Professor

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