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The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a leading ecologist and/or evolutionary biologist to fill a prestigious Hannah Distinguished Professorship. The successful candidate will have a national and/or international reputation as a leader in the field. The ideal candidate will be interactive with research interests that complement a diverse group of ecological and evolutionary scientists working at a world-renowned field station (http://kbs.msu.edu/). This position comes with a research endowment.

The Hannah Distinguished Professor is a tenure-stream faculty appointment at the Full Professor rank. It will be based at KBS, with a joint appointment and tenure home in one or more campus departments that best match the candidate’s interests. In addition to KBS-based faculty, there are opportunities to collaborate with campus-based colleagues in many departments including Earth and Environmental Sciences; Entomology; Fisheries and Wildlife; Forestry; Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences; Integrative Biology; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Plant Biology; and Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences; and broadly through the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) interdepartmental graduate program.

Teaching may include an undergraduate or graduate course as well as graduate and postdoctoral training and participation in KBS academic programs. Service will include participation in KBS, campus, national, and international programs, as appropriate.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field. Evidence of national and/or international recognition as a leader in the field is expected.  Important criteria for meeting the position’s expectations include impactful peer-reviewed publications, sustained record of support for research program, a compelling vision for future research, a record of outreach to broader audiences including communities that are under-served in science, and other evidence of scholarly achievements. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the KBS and campus academic community.

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references; (4) a statement of research and mentoring accomplishments and future research directions (up to 3 pages); and (5) a statement of education and outreach interests and experience (up to 2 pages).  The research and education statements should include descriptions of the applicant’s past and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in research, teaching, and outreach. References will be contacted for those who we interview. Applications should be compiled as a single pdf file. Apply at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/509046/hannah-distinguished-professor

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Nick Haddad, search committee chair (haddad@kbs.msu.edu).