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Academic Maternal Fetal Medicine

University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri
Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Jun 3, 2022

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Full Time
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Permanent, Research, Academic/Teaching
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Academic Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Non-Tenure Track

This is an exciting time at the University of Missouri to join the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health as a faculty member in the Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Division! We are in an active growth period under new Division Director Dr. Debra Guinn, with intent to expand our academic pillars of patient care, research and education which are vital to providing exceptional women’s health care in central Missouri.   

This is an excellent opportunity for a new fellowship graduate, but also for those with experience who are looking for a new opportunity to join us as we grow. Those who are physician-scientists will receive the support they need to achieve their desired goals whether their research be basic, translational, or clinical. Leadership opportunities abound for those qualified and interested in the same.  This is an amazing opportunity that provides the flexibility to forge your own career path based on your experience and professional aspirations! 
Patient Care:  
Clinically, the model for MFM services is an outpatient and inpatient consultative practice, with a strong Generalist faculty group who cover labor and delivery services. Currently, the clinic area for MFM contains an AIUM-accredited ultrasound unit, with outstanding sonographers all of whom are echo certified and genetic services. There is a 60 bed NICU governed by superb Neonatologists, with pediatric subspecialty services including surgery, urology, and cardiology. Construction on a new hospital pavilion for women's and children's services has already begun, with a summer of 2024 opening anticipated. This new pavilion will provide additional bed capacity with a doubling in Obstetric volume anticipated, allowing for even further integration of services for women’s and children’s programs.   
As educators, the MFM Division is an integral part of University of Missouri (MU) medical student and post-graduate trainee education. We have a strong long-standing ACGME-accredited OBGYN residency program accepting four residents per year. There is full support, and all necessary services and volumes present to establish a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, with the intent to do so once our core MFM faculty are in place.  

The Institute for Women’s Health Research (IWHR) includes more than 2,000 square feet of wet lab space, physician- scientists, 7 PhDs, technicians, and clinical research nurses. Areas of focus span basic through clinical research and include fertility and placental development; obstetric complications which increase risk of disease in later life; reproductive cancers; and pelvic floor and reproductive tract disorders. As of 2020, the department faculty have six NIH grants, including the NIH's Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP). Additionally, the university is home to one of the top Animal Reproductive Biology Group programs in the nation, offering multiple opportunities for collaborations. Total research expenditures for the department in FY20 was over $2.4 million. The University of Missouri is the state’s flagship university and one of the few institutions in the country with colleges of medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, engineering, nursing, and health professions collaborating on one campus, allowing for endless collaboration opportunities.  

Even more system wide opportunity for collaborations have evolved with the NextGen Precision Health Institute on campus that includes a new $220 million research facility that opened fall, 2021.  As we continue to look toward the future, MU has launched the MizzouForward initiative, the most important strategic investment to achieve research excellence and student success in the history of the university. This program will leverage existing institutional strengths and address national health and scientific priority areas through innovation and collaboration.  We anticipate hiring ~150 new faculty and the total MizzouForward effort will infuse $1.5 billion into the research infrastructure at MU. 



BC in General Obstetrics and Gynecology 

BC/BE in Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

Academic qualifications for the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor in the tenure or non-tenure clinical track.  

Rank and competitive salary will be commensurate with training, academic level, and experience.  

For the purposes of this application platform, board-certified/board eligible are considered experienced. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

Demonstrated commitment to academic medicine

Strong commitment to basic, translational, and/or clinical research 

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit 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 U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

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

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. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the 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.


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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

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