Job opening for the Department Chair of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking nominations and applications for the Department Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The candidate must be a world-class scientist with a commitment to fostering a spirit of excellence within the department.

Our faculty members are internationally known researchers and prize-winning teachers, including two members of the National Academy of Sciences and multiple members of disciplinary academics and honorary organizations.

Essentially all facets of contemporary biochemical research are represented in the department with particular strengths in medical biochemistry, plant biochemistry and biophysical and structural and mechanistic biochemistry. Our research groups are well-funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and many other federal and private sources.

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For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Jinglu Tan, Chair of Search Committee (

To apply for the position, the candidate must submit the following documents at
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans
4. A narrative of administrative and leadership philosophy, including a statement describing efforts to increase diversity and inclusion
5. A narrative of teaching philosophy
6. Names and contact information of four references.