Assistant Teaching Professor – Honors STEM Lab Skills

The University of Missouri, Honors College, is looking to hire an Assistant Teaching Professor in STEM or related discipline. 

Founded in 1958, the Honors College currently enrolls 2,700+ students and features an alumni base of over 13,000 graduates. The College currently houses a small but growing number of Honors faculty and works with over 75 Honors affiliated faculty to offer over 200 unique courses per year. The College serves a diverse group of high-achieving students, with majors in nearly every discipline from Art to Engineering, so that they can excel in all facets of their education, and become engaged in a pursuit of life-long, interdisciplinary learning. We provide a rich and dynamic environment, fully engaged in all of the intellectual and interpersonal dimensions of a student’s life – scholarly inquiry, research, creative endeavors, and post-graduate success.

The Assistant Teaching Professor in Honors STEM skills will:

  • Lead (and teach as part of) the team that offers an introductory interdisciplinary lab skills course to students from a variety of STEM majors.
  • Teach other courses in the Honors College, including courses for both STEM and non-STEM students.
  • Mentor students seeking research placements.
  • Assist Honors College Scholarships and Research coordinator in identifying and securing suitable research placements for Honors students.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff across campus to support Honors students interested in STEM research.

 Position and coursework will begin in August of 2024.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biological sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, plant sciences, animal science,  science education, or other related STEM disciplines by start of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Excellent teaching record.
  • Interest in teaching lab skills to first year students with diverse high school science preparation and from a variety of STEM  majors.

Please complete an online application and attach resume, cover letter, and teaching statement to JOBID 48517.  To apply, visit our website at: Job Openings | Office of Human Resources – Office of Human Resources ( References will be requested.

Application review begins October 13, 2023, but will accept applications until position is filled.

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 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.  For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.