Posted 07/15/2019

Extension Educational Director, Nutrition & Health and Associate Extension Professor or Extension Professor – Job ID:  29319
LOCATION:  Columbia
Job Code: 3848/3844
HEADQUARTERED:  University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

Position Overview

The University of Missouri (MU) is seeking an exceptional individual to bring innovative leadership to enhance the impact of the University in the lives of Missourians. This position provides day-to- day academic, administrative, and strategic leadership for the Nutrition & Health Extension unit and its affiliated faculty and staff. 

In keeping with the university’s land-grant mission, the Nutrition & Health Extension program focuses the resources of the University of Missouri toward addressing the critical needs identified by Missourians. The Nutrition & Health program brings together faculty and resources from schools and colleges across the University as a highly visible locus of expertise and scholarship of nutrition, health and physical activity. The mission of this program is to increase lifelong health of all with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations. Through research and evidence-based educational programs, faculty state wide strive to improve dietary quality, increase physical activity and promote lifelong health. 

This position is expected to catalyze a comprehensive strategy to secure additional resources from public and private sources to support Center programs and initiatives. Resource generation and fiscal management is achieved through coordination with, University Advancement, faculty, and other partners, with oversight by MU Extension and HES. 

This is a full-time, 12-month academic position with an administrative appointment. It is expected that the Director be eligible and approved for faculty appointment within the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology. The faculty appointment may be either a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor or a non- tenure track appointment at the rank of Extension Professor or Associate Extension Professor, depending upon University approval of qualifications and experience.


Commensurate with education and experience. 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 the Faculty and Staff Benefits website at 


Complete the brief online application at and submit a cover letter, list of 3-5 references, all academic transcripts and CV online at  It’s recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document.  

For questions regarding the online application process contact [email protected] or call 573.882.7976.  For technical problems with the online application process contact [email protected] or call 573.882.5000.  

For questions regarding this position, contact Steve Ball, search committee chair, at [email protected] or 573-882-2334.


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