Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

Job Details

Job no: 898285
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Chm 10022586
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. We anticipate an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, but highly qualified applicants at all ranks will also be considered. We seek applicants who use state-of-the-art techniques and model systems to study cancer biology, immunology, and/or immunotherapy associated with microbes such as tumor virology, oncolytic virus/viral oncotherapy, bacterial agents of cancer, and cancer microbiome/virome. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the Department ( and the MSU Cancer Research Group ( across the Colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine. The ideal applicant will be an outstanding investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, and the ability to attract funding, who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative environment in MSU and our unique partnership as Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences (

The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise and contribute to teaching undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students associated with the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research productivity and lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of ability to obtain stage-appropriate funding is desired. A generous startup package, modern laboratory space, competitive salary, and excellent benefits will be provided.

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


Minimum Requirements

Postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research productivity and lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of ability to obtain stage-appropriate funding is desired.

Required Application Materials

Please submit the following required application materials:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Description of research accomplishments and plans for an independent research program (up to 3 pages)
4. Statement of teaching and mentoring, including experiences (up to 1 page)
5. Statement of past and planned contributions to inclusive diversity (up to 1 page)
6. Contact information of at least three referees

Special Instructions

Additional information can be obtained from the executive assistant to the search committee at

Review 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: Sep 19, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 19, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time


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  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
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