Professor-Tenure System

East Lansing MI
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Assist/Assoc/Full Prof-Tenure System

Position Summary


Michigan StateUniversity invites application for an academic year tenure stream faculty position, targeting the Assistant Professor level, in the Department ofBiochemistry and Molecular Biology for individuals who use mass spectrometry to investigate important biological questions at the molecular level.  Competitive candidates will lead research that complements one or more university initiatives in biomedicine, plant sciences, and environmental sciences, as well as departmental focus areas: genes and regulation, plant bioscience, and protein structure and biophysics. Applications are particularly encouraged from researchers whose interests include, but are not limited to: application of Metabolomics/Lipidomics/Fluxomics/Exposomics inmetabolic engineering, synthetic biology, precision medicine, microbiomes, regulation of signaling in disease, and development of strategies that accelerate identification of novel biologically active metabolites including lipids.


Required Degree


Minimum Requirements


A Ph.D. or equivalentdegree and ≥2 years of postdoctoral research experience in Biochemistry,Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or closely related discipline and a strong record of peer-reviewed publication involving mass spectrometry are required. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of academic achievement, commitment to research and teaching, provide evidence of potential to provide visionary intellectual leadership, engage in collaborative research, and inspire students to learn.

Evidence of level-appropriate funding for applicants at the assistant professor level is desirable, and an active, extramurally funded research program is required for applicants at more senior levels 






Required Application Materials

CV, summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, copies of 2-3 most significant publications, statement of teaching philosophy, list of three references





Special Instructions

To apply, applicants should provide curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, copies of 2-3 most significant publications, one-page statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and a list of three references in a single PDF document to the MSU Human Resources site at Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor Dan Jones (


Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.