Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Job no: 693721
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Packaging 10002634
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant Professor-Fixed Term

Position Summary

The School of Packaging ( in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor position.

This is a 100% time fixed-term position with a teaching/research/service (70%/20%/10%) assignment and begins July 2021.

Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to teach packaging machinery and related courses, and conduct research activities.

Moreover, the individual is expected to participate in School of Packaging outreach and governance activities, including industry short courses.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Packaging, Mechanical Engineering

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

a) a doctoral degree in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering or similar; and

b) experience teaching at the University level (teaching assistant experience is counted).

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with engineering backgrounds are highly desirable.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

a) a cover letter

b) a current curriculum vitae

c) a statement of Teaching Philosophy (limited to 1 page)

d) a summary of experience with diversity in the classroom and/or research endeavors, any experience in mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence (limited to 1 page)

e) research statement (limited to 1page)

f) the names and email addresses of three references online at Search “Packaging”

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Tracy Lorenz, Administrative Assistant, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1325. Telephone 517 353-4384, E-mail: [email protected].

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Department Statement

Michigan State University - School of Packaging: As the premier Land Grant University, MSU has strong interrelated programs across the spectrum of food, health, and sustainability and is committed to linking food, environment, and human health. The School of Packaging (SoP), founded in 1952, is the leading institution in packaging education and research.

As the only university offering a Ph.D. program in packaging, the School of Packaging at MSU attracts students from a variety of disciplines around the world. The school is poised for significant growth that will support MSU goals. Furthermore, the highly collaborative and productive faculty provides a very positive environment for professional growth and program expansion.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education.

The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities.

Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 17, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 17, 2023 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 2/17/2023
Work Type: Full Time