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Director of the Dr. E. A. (Al) Corley OFA Endowed Program
University of Missouri-Columbia

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2022
Title Director of the Dr. E. A. (Al) Corley OFA Endowed Program
University University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States
Department Veterinary Pathobiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Molecular Genetics

The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology seeks applications for the faculty position of Director of the Dr. E. A. (Al) Corley OFA Endowed Program which is newly established to ensure that canine molecular-genetics research and associated activities continue at the University of Missouri after the anticipated retirement of laboratory director Gary S. Johnson.

Over the past twenty years much of the effort in Dr. Johnson’s laboratory at the University of Missouri has focused on the identification of mutations responsible for a wide variety of heritable canine diseases and on making the benefits of these discoveries available to dog owners and their veterinarians by offering fee-for-service canine DNA testing. In addition, Dr. Johnson’s laboratory has provided archived DNA samples to researchers around the world. In recent years, much of this effort has been done in conjunction with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, a not-for-profit organization. The Dr. E. A. (Al) Corley OFA Endowed Program was established to ensure that these efforts would continue after Dr. Johnson’s anticipated retirement. We are looking to hire a Director for the Endowed Program who has a passion to conduct state-of-the-art canine molecular genetic research and an interest in supervising the associated activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM and/or PhD and/or equivalent experience and training in molecular genetics
  • Experience with fee-for-service DNA testing

Candidates will be evaluated on

  • Past accomplishments, training, and experience
  • Recommendations, and willingness to collaborate with others
  • Vision for the improvement and expansion of the Endowed Program
  • A track record of accomplishments in the area of canine molecular genetics
  • Capability and interest in the bioinformatic analysis of whole-genome sequence data


  To apply, visit and submit:

  • A two-page cover letter with a summary of research accomplishments and future plans for the endowed program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of two references (Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted). Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information or to submit nominations, contact Dr. Gary S. Johnson, Chair of Search Committee ( If you have questions about the online application process, please consult Human Resources web sites: email or call (573)882‐7976.

  • 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.

    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.

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