Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Title/Rank


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.

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Minimum Qualifications

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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Required Applicant documents

Resume/CV; Cover Letter; Research Funding; Research Interests; Learning Philosophy

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

Number of Reference Letters Required

No letters required