Faculty Position in Quantitative Evolution or Ecology
Michigan State University

The interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior (EEBB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professor faculty position in evolution or ecology. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate expertise and leadership in the study of fundamental questions in ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or behavior, to establish an externally-funded research program that supports graduate training, and to make significant contributions to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Special consideration will be given to applicants who integrate empirical study of biological systems with cutting edge computational and quantitative methods. A competitive start-up and compensation package will be offered according to the applicant’s experience and qualifications.  MSU has additional resources, 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 provides students with broad training encompassing experimental, field, and theoretical approaches to the study of  ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior, as well as the computational, mathematical, and statistical methods used in these fields. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in the EEBB core curriculum, and in the graduate and undergraduate programs of his or her home department.  Depending upon research interests and programmatic fit, the successful applicant will have a tenure home in one of the following academic departments: Plant Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Zoology. This new faculty member will also 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 a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential.  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. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees’ work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

Application materials should be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) for faculty positions (online at https://jobs.msu.edu; posting number 8506) 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. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the MAP web site. A separate pdf file containing three representative publications should be sent directly to the Search Committee at eebbsrch@msu.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2013.

Questions can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Fred Dyer) at eebbsrch@msu.edu.