Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Vice President Research and Graduate Studies

United States, North America
Jul 23, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the worlds most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Position Information

Posting Number: 9832

Internal Posting Date: 07-22-2014

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 10-01-2014

Job Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Position Title/Rank:

Multiple Position Numbers shadows: 9843 and 9844

Multiple Position Numbers Yes

Major Administrative Unit/College: Vice President Research and Graduate Studies

Primary Department: 10059722 RSRCH & GRADUATE STUDIES VP

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Support Staff: Pay Minimum
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Position Summary: Michigan State University invites applications for tenure system faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level focused on computational and data issues related to genomics, genetics and personalized medicine. This cluster of positions will be associated with a new Department of Biomedical Engineering, a new Quantitative Health Science and Engineering Institute, or other departments across the Colleges of Human Medicine, Natural Science and Engineering. MSU's program will focus on the development of computational tools necessary for large-scale application of genomics. We are particularly interested in scalable pipelines for processing and analyzing genomic data related to disease and wellbeing, with a particular focus on cancer genomics.

Applications are invited from researchers in areas such as computational and statistical genomics, bioinformatics, and cancer genomics. This search seeks to build significant research expertise in these areas and will likely be followed by additional hires over multiple years. Academic department will be determined based on candidate's qualifications and credentials.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A Ph.D. with strong evidence of research accomplishments, teaching skills, and an ability to work effectively with other researchers. Candidates are expected to develop a research program of international visibility with a solid educational component. He or she is also expected to participate in other MSU campus programs, including the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), which supports a high performance computing infrastructure and a developing data science/computational science program.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, as well as contact information (address, e-mail and phone) for three potential references who will not be contacted without notice to the applicant. The letter of interest should include a research and teaching statement.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Douglas Gage/Assistant Vice President, Research & Graduate Studies/

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Union Affiliation Non Union