Assistant/Associate/Professor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

East Lansing, MI
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 4281

Internal Posting Date: 10-19-2016

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 12-15-2016

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Primary Department: 10002410 HORTICULTURE - 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 (MSU) invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, 9-month tenure system position in Plant Phenomics. The position represents an emphasis in quantitative and computational plant sciences. This position is part of MSU's Global Impact Initiative that will recruit 100 top-level researchers to MSU over the next five years and to complement a similar cluster hire in the Plant Sciences completed in spring of 2016.

The successful applicant will have or develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded basic and/or applied research program using large-scale, high through-put approaches to characterize phenotypic variation in crop plants, and will contribute to undergraduate or graduate teaching to support the quantitative and computational plant science curriculum at MSU. the incumbent will also be expected to mentor and direct graduate students and postdoctoral research associates, engage with colleagues at MSU and peer institutions, publish regularly in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in departmental, college and university committees and other professional activities.

Depending on candidate interest and research expertise, appointment may be singly in the Department of Horticulture or jointly with one or more academic units/programs on campus including the departments of Plant Biology; Computational, Mathematics, Science, & Engineering; Forestry; Plant, Soil, & Microbial Sciences; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; the DOE Plant Research Laboratory; and MSU AgBioResearch.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements A Ph.D. in a plant science or a related science, engineering, computational or mathematics discipline. Proficiency in computational or statistical analysis of large data sets is required. A record of scholarly productivity. Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application including a personal statement, a summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, a description of teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information (address, e-mail, and phone) for three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the Search Chair at

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Dr. Amy Iezzoni/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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