The Department of Plant Biology, jointly with Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Horticulture, and Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for an open-rank position in the broad area of plant developmental biology. With our desire to further diversify our community, we particularly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with research foci that connect multiple scales of biological organization in an agricultural and/or natural system, address basic and/or applied grand-challenge problems in plant sciences, and employ state-of-the-art interdisciplinary approaches. This position will be appointed in the Department of Plant Biology and, if appropriate, jointly with one or more of the other three departments. In addition to developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute high-quality teaching and service/outreach. Meeting the position's research expectations will require obtaining external funding and publishing peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals and/or conference proceedings. Teaching may include one undergraduate or graduate course per year as well as graduate and postdoctoral training. Service will include participation in campus and national/international programs. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the plant science community on campus. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2023.