Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing, Michigan
Salary
Undisclosed
Posted
September 19 2019
Ref
W-019300
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

The Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure system Assistant Professor position from individuals studying fundamental problems in plant biology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Development, Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology and Genetics. We seek candidates who show exceptional promise for addressing compelling research questions about plant functional mechanisms.  MSU is world-renowned for fundamental and applied plant research and the Department of Plant Biology includes vibrant research programs in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, metabolism, plant-microbe interactions, genomics, systematics, evolutionary biology and ecology. In addition to developing an excellent, externally funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute high-quality teaching and service/outreach.

To apply, individuals should prepare a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 - 5 page summary of research accomplishments and future research plans, and a 1-page description of teaching philosophy and goals to be submitted to the MSU Human Resources site at https://jobs.msu.edu (posting  no 605377). Candidates must also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to plantsearch@msu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 4th, 2019 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. A Ph.D. is required. Questions regarding this position may be emailed to Dr. Curtis Wilkerson, search chair, at plantsearch@msu.edu.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.

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.

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