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Assistant Professor with Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI

Type of position POSITION: Assistant Professor of Weed Science
LOCATION: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University
CLOSING DATE: April 15, 2018 or until position is filled
APPOINTMENT: 9-month tenure track
Employer Michigan State University
Description of Employer BACKGROUND: Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is a national
leader in agricultural research. MSU has a vibrant plant science community comprising of more than
150 faculty members conducting a wide range of plant research spanning the lab-to-field continuum
in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. PSM is a multi-disciplinary department with faculty
appointed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR; http://www.canr.msu.edu/).
Successful candidates may also be affiliated with multiple interdepartmental programs, such as Plant
Breeding Genetics and Biotechnology, the MSU Graduate Program in Genetics, and the Ecology,
Evolution and Behavioral Biology (EEBB) Graduate Program. Appointed faculty will also be affiliated
with MSU AgBioResearch (http://agbioresearch.msu.edu/). For more information about the MSU Weed Science Program see www.msuweeds.com.
Location East Lansing, MI
Salary Negotiable
Closing date of competition April 15, 2018
Date position available January 2019
Description of duties

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM),(https://www.canr.msu.edu/psm/) at Michigan State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (9-month appointment) in the discipline of weed science. The position is a research-intensive appointment (75% research, 25% teaching). We are seeking candidates who address compelling fundamental research questions in weed biology and physiology, including ecological and evolutionary forces that contribute to the establishment, spread, and persistence of weeds in agroecosystems using population genetics, molecular ecology, evolution, physiologicaland/or genome-scale approaches. We are specifically interested in applicants that are using molecular-genetic, biochemical, physiology, and/or genome-based approaches for understanding the basis for weed resilience, adaption and resistance to chemical, environmental, and biotic stress. Successful applicants will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in weed science and maintain an externally funded research program. Candidates with experience in molecular and computational and/or genome-based methods, including the ability to process, analyze, and interpret large-scale data sets are especially encouraged to apply. We seek colleagues with exceptional promise to be leaders in their field.

Qualifications sought

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in weed science, plant biology, or related plant science field is required
for consideration. Applicants should have a strong record of accomplishments and publications.
Further, evidence of past or ongoing successful collaborations is desired, and evidence of
multidisciplinary collaborations will be viewed favorably. Postdoctoral research experience is

Contact for additional information Search Chair, MSUWEEDSCI@msu.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what APPLICATIONS: To apply, applicants should provide a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3)
summary of research accomplishments, and future research objectives, (4) description of teaching
philosophy and goals, (5) description of the applicant’s commitment to inclusion and diversity in
research and teaching, and (6) names and contact information for three references.
Submit to Complete application packages are to be submitted through the MSU Human Resources site at
http://careers.msu.edu/ (posting #492696) as a single PDF document. Review of applications will
begin April 15, 2018 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.
Additional Information MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence
through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women,
persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment
opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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