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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 592154
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences 10046518
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Veterinary/Animal Care, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University ( seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position. This position holds the the prestigious title of David J. Ellis Chair in Antimicrobial Resistance. The successful candidate will lead and enhance research programs that complement college and campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives in One Health especially focused on efforts in antimicrobial resistance solutions. Applicants are sought with strong records of research contributions in antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, host-microbe-microbiome biology, microbial pathogenicity mechanisms, microbial immunology and immunity to infection, genetics of infection resistance or susceptibility, and evolution of pathogenicity; outstanding candidates in drug discovery related to antimicrobial resistance are encouraged to apply. The position holds potential for a joint-appointment in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.


The investigator holding the David J. Ellis Chair will be prominent within the College of Veterinary Medicine, collaborating with researchers in other departments and colleges on campus.  Interdisciplinary research opportunities exist through the Departments of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Chemistry. Other collaborative opportunities are in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, the Enteric Disease Research Investigational Network, Center for Microbial Ecology, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Center for Water Sciences, Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), and Institute for Computational Biology.  Participation and leadership in teaching, and promoting graduate student education and post-doctoral training programs is also expected.  The appointment will be in the tenure system at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. A highly competitive startup package, outstanding laboratory facilities, and substantial annual discretionary funding from the David J. Ellis Endowment are part of the appointment.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Antimicrobial Resistance

Minimum Requirements

 Applicants should have a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. or equivalent advanced degree(s), an internationally recognized research program and a desire for continued scholarly and creative growth. We are seeking an outstanding individual with an established and current record of extramural research funding at the federal level and demonstrated commitment to graduate student education.

Required Application Materials

The application must include: i) a letter of application addressing the required position qualifications, ii) a current curriculum vitae; iii) an NIH biosketch for candidate’s R01 or equivalent grant (including current and pending research support) (; iv) a statement of not more than 5 pages describing future research and training plans, and including the impact the applicant aims to have on the field over the next five to ten years; and v) contact information for up to three individuals to serve as references who are familiar with the applicant’s potential and past record of accomplishments.


Special Instructions

Submit application materials to Careers@MSU at: (posting #592154 ). Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.  Address queries to Dr. Linda S. Mansfield at




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Summary of Health Risks

Exposures to risks are related to potential work with biosafety level 2 and 3 level pathogens.

Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

Wear a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort).



Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

MSU Statement

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