Assistant/Associate/Professor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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Posting Number: 2601
Internal Posting Date: 01-06-2016
Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled
External Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Review of Applications begins on: 03-01-2016
Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor
Multiple Position Numbers: Live posting. Shadow is 3199
Multiple Position Numbers: Yes
Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Primary Department: 10002348 FOOD SCIENCE & HUMAN NUTRITION ANR
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: Michigan State University invites applications for an Assistant/ Associate /Full Tenured Professor, academic-year (9-month) faculty position to provide leadership in solving problems at the interface of dietary lipids and health. The role of lipids in human health and disease is taking the center stage. In the last decade technology has advanced allowing global studies of lipid metabolism. This position is part of MSU's Global Impact Initiative, and an emerging initiative in the area of Food, Nutrition and Health.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide visionary leadership in efforts on this campus to unite research in nutrition with existing programs in chronic disease by developing a robust, collaborative, external federally-funded research program, recruiting new faculty, advising graduate students, publishing in high-tier peer-reviewed journals and teaching in the candidate's primary department.
The ideal candidate will have strong evidence of a commitment to research focused on how nutrition and lipid transport, storage, metabolism and signaling impact conditions such as inflammation, autoimmunity, obesity and its associated complications, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, infection and cancer. The candidate will have ample opportunities to utilize specialized analytical techniques such as multi-dimensional mass spectrometry-based shotgun lipidomics, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and computational approaches to manage chemical feature identification, metabolic pathway analysis, and fluxomics. Utilizing this expertise, it is anticipated that the candidate will establish a robust research program integrating high-throughput quantitation of thousands of lipid metabolites to ultimately reveal the underlying mechanisms that impact the diet-disease interface.
Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements A Ph.D. DO, DVM or MD in Nutrition, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology or a closely related discipline.
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Number of Reference Letters Required: 4
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research plans, and a one-page teaching statement, all in a SINGLE PDF file.
In addition, four letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through this application system.
Applications received by March 1, 2015 will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the positions are filled.
Department Website Address: www.fshn.msu.edu
Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: James Pestka/Univ Distinguished Prof-Tenure Systemfirstname.lastname@example.org
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Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66918
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.