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Assistant, Associate, Full Professors In Sustainability: Smart Cities

  • Job ID: 27968
  • Location: Columbia
  • Full-Time
  • Regular

Application Materials

Apply using the online system. Be prepared to upload a research plan, a teaching statement, a list of three to five professional references with contact information, and a CV.

Inquiry on the smart cities search could be directed to Professor Praveen Edara, Smart Cities Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, E2509 Lafferre Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Phone: (573) 882-1900, Fax: (573) 882-4784, Email: edarap@missouri.edu.

Job Description

The University of Missouri (MU) aspires to greatly enhance sustainability research and education with an emphasis on the intersections of sustainable energy, water, mineral resources, food, infrastructure, and environment. In recognition that human actions are largely driven by innate human needs, influenced by culture and media, and mediated by policy, a truly multidisciplinary approach is needed to address the interactions of natural and social systems and to maintain sustainability.

The MU College of Engineering, under the leadership of Dean Elizabeth Loboa, is in the process of hiring faculty members in three strategic areas: Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Innovation, and Sustainability. These new faculty members could be joint hires with other MU colleges/schools, for example the School of Business, Human Environmental Sciences (e.g., Architectural Studies), Art & Science (e.g., Biological Science; Geological Science), Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (e.g., School of Natural Resources; Agricultural and Applied Economics, Food Science), Truman School of Public Affairs, Journalism, and Medicine. MU is the first public university west of the Mississippi River, the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The university is particularly strong in the four Mizzou/MU Advantage areas – Food for the Future, Media of the Future, One Health/One Medicine, and Sustainable Energy. MU has a long history and strong culture for collaboration in research and education; and co-location of all major programs on the same campus facilitates such collaborations.

We invite applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels with a focus on smart cities. Examples of desirable areas of research in smart cities include smart and green infrastructure, resilient cities, freight transportation, travel demand modeling, transportation planning, connected and autonomous vehicles, sustainable land-use and planning, and livable communities with scalable technologies. Successful candidates are expected to establish a strong externally funded research program at the interface between engineering and sustainability sciences and policy. Each hire will have a tenure home most relevant to her/his background and be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the home unit as well as in the broadly-defined sustainability areas.


Applicants should have earned the highest degree in a relevant discipline. Those with relevant postdoctoral experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong background in engineering or physical, behavioral, and social sciences, or other areas related to sustainability.


Salary commensurate with Education and Experience.

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.

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

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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