Associate Professor, Prof, R Hugh Chair

East Lansing, MI
Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 2338

Internal Posting Date: 11-06-2015

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 12-01-2015

Job Title: Associate Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science


Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Position Summary: The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University ( seeks candidates for the prestigious position of Rudolph Hugh Endowed Chair in microbial pathogenesis. The successful candidate will lead and enhance research programs that complement college and campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives in One Health. Applicants are sought with strong records of research contributions in host-microbe biology, microbial pathogenicity mechanisms, microbial immunology and immunity to infection, genetics of infection resistance or susceptibility, and evolution of pathogenicity; outstanding candidates in other related areas are encouraged to apply.

The Rudolph Hugh Chair will be a prominent investigator within the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, collaborating with investigators in other departments and colleges on campus. Interdisciplinary research opportunities exist through the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, the Enteric Disease Research Investigational Network, Center for Microbial Ecology, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Center for Water Sciences, International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research, Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), and Institute for Computational Biology. Participation and leadership in promoting graduate student education and post-doctoral training programs is also expected.

The appointment will be in the tenure system at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. A highly competitive startup package, outstanding laboratory facilities, and substantial annual discretionary funding from the Rudolph Hugh Endowment are part of the appointment.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Applicants should have a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. or equivalent advanced degree(s), an internationally recognized research program and a desire for continued scholarly and creative growth.

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Desired Qualifications: Microbial Pathogenesis degree desired. We are seeking an outstanding individual with an established and current record of extramural research funding at the federal level and
demonstrated commitment to graduate student education.

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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit a SINGLE PDF that includes the following application items through the Human Resources (MAP) website at letter of interest addressing the required position qualifications; current curriculum vitae; NIH Biosketch for candidate's R01 or equivalent grant (including current and pending research support) in the format required after May 2015 (; a statement of not more than 5 pages describing future research and training plans, and including the impact the applicant aims to have on the field over the next five to ten years; contact information for up to three individuals to serve as references who are familiar with the applicant's potential and past record of accomplishments.

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Linda S. Mansfield at

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Linda S. Mansfield/University Distinguished Professor/

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU 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.


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