The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University is recruiting an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in Microbial Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, with a PhD in microbiology, molecular genetics, biological chemistry, or a related field. This is an academic year (9‐month) tenure track position. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.
Research Responsibilities (60%): The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong, independent, innovative, externally‐funded research program in the area of microbial ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research community internationally recognized for research in microbial ecology, evolution, and pathogenesis (http://www.mmg.msu.edu). Areas of emphasis relevant to this position include antimicrobial resistance, computational biology, and genomics (https://research.msu.edu/global-impact/global-priority-areas). Candidates who use approaches synergistic with the discipline of microbiology (e.g., chemical biology, mathematical modeling, systems biology), or are working in areas broadly relevant to the themes of this search, are encouraged to apply. A generous startup package and modern laboratory space will be provided.
Teaching Responsibilities (30%): The successful candidate will participate in instruction of undergraduate, graduate, or professional students and will mentor graduate students.
Service Responsibilities (10%): The successful candidate will contribute to department, college, university and professional activities in ways that demonstrate a clear commitment to students, departmental and campus programs, and the professional community at large.
Michigan State University, the pioneer Land Grant University, has a highly collaborative and productive faculty and provides a positive environment for professional growth and program development. MSU is a diverse community, providing regional, national, and international leadership in research, excellence in teaching, and a strong extension program partnered with diverse stakeholders to address social and environmental challenges.
MSU is home to numerous institutionally supported core facilities, with expertise and equipment in areas including genomics, metabolomics and proteomics; bioinformatics and computational biology; a biosafety level‐3 research facility; large and small animal facilities; histopathology; drug discovery; mass spectrometry; high resolution in vivo imaging; and confocal and electron microscopy.
Michigan has over 3,100 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, 11,000 inland lakes, 51,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 1,300 miles of bike trails (http://www.michigan.org/). The campus is located in East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city, Lansing. Local communities have excellent school systems. The university and town have an active arts community.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. The University proactively upholds the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. MSU is also proactive in exploring employment opportunities for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information regarding MSU’s dual career support can be found here https://hr.msu.edu/policies‐procedures/facultyacademic‐staff/affirmative‐action/dual_career.html and Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found here https://worklife.msu.edu/.
A Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or a closely related field. A strong record of publication with at least two first-authored papers, one as a PhD and one as a postdoctoral are required. Postdoctoral experience is required.
Required Application Materials
To apply, qualified applicants must submit an application at the MSU Human Resources website at https://careers.msu.edu that should include the following:
Statement of research accomplishments and interests that highlight alignment with desired qualifications as described in the position description (3 page maximum)
Statement of teaching philosophy, accomplishments in classroom instruction and student engagement (2 page maximum)
Summary of experience/philosophy fostering diversity and inclusion in their professional roles (1 page maximum)
List of four references (address, e‐mail and phone)
Review of the applications will begin August 21, 2019 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
For more information on this position, please email the executive assistant to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Microbial Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Faculty Position” in the subject heading.
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