Assistant/Associate/Professor, College of Natural Science

East Lansing, MI
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 4195

Internal Posting Date: 10-11-2016

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 12-01-2016

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor

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Multiple Position Numbers: live posting #4195; shadow posting #'s 4196, 4197, 4198, 4199, 4200, 4201, 4202

Multiple Position Numbers: Yes

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: Leadership in Antimicrobial Resistance Research.

Michigan State University aims to develop prominence in combating the global threat of antimicrobial resistance by major investments in multidisciplinary hires of up to eight new faculty investigators across all academic ranks (Assistant Professor to Professor). With a remarkable scope of research in a wide range of disciplines and colleges, Michigan State offers an outstanding environment for carrying out basic and translational research on antimicrobial resistance from all perspectives.

Academic homes in any of several Departments and Colleges at Michigan State are expected, including Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences; Microbiology & Molecular Genetics; Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Pediatrics; Pharmacology & Toxicology; Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Chemistry; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Biomedical & Biosystems Engineering. Research areas of interest will include environmental and human health risk-assessment of antimicrobial resistance; evolution of resistance; horizontal transmission of resistance traits; infectious threats from resistant microbes in humans and animals; behavior of antimicrobial agents in the environment; the international dimension of antimicrobial resistance; identification of novel therapeutic targets; drug development. These areas complement existing strengths from public policy to drug discovery. Competitive startup and salary packages are available for these positions.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Applicants should have a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. or equivalent advanced degree(s) and, for senior-level applicants, an internationally recognized research program.

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Required Applicant Documents: Other Document

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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: The application must include: i) NIH Biosketch in the current format (; ii) statement of not more than 5 pages describing future research plans, and the impact the applicant aims to haven the field in the next five-10 years; iii) contact information for three individuals to serve as references addressing the applicant's potential and past record of accomplishments.

Submit application materials as a single PDF to: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the Global Impact Initiative AMR Steering Group c/o Ms Katie Conley,

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Victor DiRita/Rudolph Hugh Endowed Chair in Microbial Pathogenesis/

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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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