The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) at Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position, with a preferred start date of August 2021; this is the first of three planned faculty hires. The ideal candidate in this broadly defined search will have a strong conceptual basis to their research, addressing fundamental questions in the fields of ecology and/or evolutionary biology, with the intention to make use of KBS’s unique assets. This is a tenure-stream faculty appointment, based at KBS with a joint appointment (and tenure home) in a campus department within the College of Natural Science (https://natsci.msu.edu/) that best fits the candidate’s interests and departmental goals. KBS is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including women and minorities.
KBS is a world-renowned biological field station located 65 miles from the MSU main campus (http://kbs.msu.edu/) that facilitates observational, experimental, and theoretical approaches to research and training ranging from molecules to ecosystems. KBS integrates fundamental research in ecology and evolution from molecules to ecosystems with application of this fundamental knowledge to sustainable agriculture, restoration, and conservation, and has a strong focus on climate change and interactions among organisms across the tree of life. KBS is unique in the integration of 1,500 hectares of land representative of the diverse aquatic and terrestrial habitats of the region with 30,000 sq. ft. of research buildings, including state of the art laboratory, growth chamber, and greenhouse facilities. This integration enables a variety of major field experiments, including those for LTER, the DOE-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, and a USDA-funded Long-term Agroecosystem Research site (LTAR). There are also outstanding opportunities to collaborate with campus-based colleagues in various departments, several of whom already have major research programs at KBS; a directory of faculty affiliated with MSU’s Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior (EEBB) graduate degree program is found at https://eebb.natsci.msu.edu/.