Faculty Positions in Quantitative Biology
Michigan State University
The interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior (EEBB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions in the quantitative biology of organisms and/or populations. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate expertise and leadership in the development and application of quantitative approaches to theory and data that address fundamental questions in ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or behavior. They will be expected to establish externally-funded research programs that support graduate training within their research groups and to make significant contributions in the domains of both graduate and undergraduate teaching. A competitive start-up and compensation package will be offered according to the applicant’s experience and qualifications. MSU has additional funding opportunities, as part of an Excellence Hiring Initiative, to recruit exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels.
With 136 graduate students and over 100 participating faculty, EEBB at MSU is one of the most successful graduate training programs in the world. The EEBB core curriculum trains students in effective application of key theoretical, mathematical, computational and statistical modeling tools used by ecologists, evolutionary biologists and behavioral biologists. Successful applicants will contribute to teaching in the EEBB core curriculum, including the possibility of new courses in their areas of expertise. Depending upon research interests and programmatic fit, the successful applicants will have their tenure home in one of the following academic departments: Plant Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Zoology. Both new faculty members will have the opportunity to participate in the NSF-funded BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through diversity. We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and cultural richness at Michigan State University.
Application materials should be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) for faculty positions (online at https://jobs.msu.edu; posting number 6886) as a single, concatenated pdf document that includes: a letter of interest, CV, a statement of research accomplishments and goals and a statement of teaching accomplishments and goals. The research and teaching statements should highlight the applicant’s approach to achieving excellence through diversity. Please provide the names of three potential referees. Three representative publications should be sent by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation will be solicited later.
Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled. Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2012.
Questions can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Tom Getty) at email@example.com .