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Michigan State University (MSU) seeks applications for a tenure stream Assistant or Associate Professor in isotope biogeochemistry. Areas of particular interest include plant, soil, and microbial ecology and biochemistry, with a focus on questions of importance in terrestrial ecosystems or terrestrial-aquatic linkages. The ideal candidate will have a strong conceptual basis to their research, addressing fundamental questions with stable isotopes. This appointment will be based in academic departments that best fit the candidate’s interests within the College of Natural Science or the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources. MSU is undertaking campus-wide initiatives to promote an inclusive workforce and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including women and minorities.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in environmental science, biology, or a related field, with publications relevant to stable isotope biogeochemistry. Post-doctoral experience is desired. Research expectations include peer reviewed publications and success with external grants. Teaching will include an undergraduate or graduate course in the candidate’s area of interest as well as graduate and postdoctoral training. Service will include academic leadership of an existing campus-wide stable isotope facility, and participation in department, campus, and national programs as appropriate. Opportunities for collaborative research at MSU include the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and the Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, along with university-wide academic programs in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) and Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP), among others.

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 summary statement of research accomplishments and future research directions, (5) a statement of teaching and mentoring interests and experience, and (6) plans for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (guidance for preparing this statement available here). Applications should be submitted online at careers.msu.edu (position #702871). Review of applications will begin 28 June 2021, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position could be filled as early as September 2021. Questions regarding this position may be directed to G. Philip Robertson, search committee chair (robert30@msu.edu).

MSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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