Assistant Professor-Tenure System – East Lansing, MI

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Position Summary

The Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professor faculty position in quantitative ecology or evolutionary biology, broadly interpreted. The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant field (with postdoctoral experience preferred) and be able to demonstrate expertise and leadership in cutting-edge computational and quantitative research in ecology or evolutionary biology (e.g., statistical methods development, novel applications of cutting edge quantitative methods, or other advanced modeling of natural systems), and evidence of a potential to establish an externally funded research program and to make significant contributions to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The search is open to researchers working in any taxonomic space and at any level of biological organization. The successful candidate will actively participate in the interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) as a core faculty member, and contribute to graduate level teaching in the EEB program’s newly revamped quantitative course sequence. For full job description see

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

Ph.D. in relevant field
Track record of research using quantitative and/or computational methods for the study of fundamental questions in ecology, evolution, or organismal biology

Required Application Materials

  1. A cover letter that frames the application in context of this ad and the Department of Integrative Biology and Graduate Program in EEB at Michigan State University.
  2. A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, accepted proposals for funding or other resources, contributed or invited presentations, teaching and mentoring experiences, leadership positions, contributions to the academic community, and public outreach efforts. Other professional information may also be included, as the applicant sees fit.
  3. A summary of research focus including the relevance of the research, research accomplishments, and future research plans. This statement should also describe past experiences with and future plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in research (e.g., through grant-funded research, publications, etc.).
  4. A description of teaching and mentoring philosophy, experiences, goals, and plans to address these goals. This statement should also describe past experiences with and future plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and mentoring (e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, etc.).
  5. The names and email contact information for three individuals who can provide reference letters. References will be contacted for candidates selected for a short list of candidates.
  6. A copy of one lead-author publication that the applicant would most like the search committee to read (can be included as a separate file, if combining is problematic).

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