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Hannah Distinguished Professor

Michigan State University
Hickory Corners
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Job Details

Job no: 754178
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Kellogg Biological Station Nat. Sci. 10032500
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Hickory Corners
Categories: Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

Hannah Distinguished Professor of Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology

Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a leading ecologist and/or evolutionary biologist to fill a prestigious Hannah Distinguished Professorship. The successful candidate will have a national and/or international reputation as a leader in the field. The ideal candidate will be interactive with research interests that complement a diverse group of ecological and evolutionary scientists working at a world-renowned field station ( This position comes with a research endowment.

The Hannah Distinguished Professor is a tenure-stream faculty appointment at the Full Professor rank. It will be based at KBS, with a joint appointment and tenure home in one or more campus departments that best match the candidate’s interests. In addition to KBS-based faculty, there are opportunities to collaborate with campus-based colleagues in many departments including Earth and Environmental Sciences; Entomology; Fisheries and Wildlife; Forestry; Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences; Integrative Biology; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Plant Biology; and Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences; and broadly through the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) interdepartmental graduate program.

Teaching may include an undergraduate or graduate course as well as graduate and postdoctoral training and participation in KBS academic programs. Service will include participation in KBS, campus, national, and international programs, as appropriate.

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Nick Haddad, search committee chair ([email protected]).

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science

Minimum Requirements

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include Evidence of national and/or international recognition as a leader in the field is expected. Important criteria for meeting the position's expectations include impactful peer-reviewed publications, sustained record of support for research program, a compelling vision for future research, a record of outreach to broader audiences including communities that are under-served in science, and other evidence of scholarly achievements. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the KBS and campus academic community.

Required Application Materials

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references; (4) a statement of research and mentoring accomplishments and future research directions (up to 3 pages); and (5) a statement of education and outreach interests and experience (up to 2 pages). The research and education statements should include descriptions of the applicant's past and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in research, teaching, and outreach. References will be contacted for those who we interview. Applications should be compiled as a single pdf file.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: of Applications Begins On



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: Dec 23, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 23, 2023 Eastern Standard Time


Working at Michigan State University 

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Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

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  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
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  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

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