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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 753551
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for the Chairperson of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB). The Chair will lead a department of more than 40 tenure-track faculty members with internationally recognized research programs in diverse areas, and a growing number of fixed-term faculty in teaching and research.  The department serves the colleges of Natural Science, Human Medicine, and Osteopathic Medicine. More information about the BMB Department can be found at 

The highest expectation for success as BMB Chair is to support the department mission to discover and transfer new knowledge about the molecular basis of life through basic biomolecular science research and cross-disciplinary research and training. The Chair will be expected to work within the highly collaborative research environment across departments and training programs of the rich scientific community at Michigan State University. The Chair will also be expected to maintain an externally funded research program. Research at Michigan State is supported by state-of-the-art core facilities, expert administrative and scientific staff, and a strong commitment to research growth and excellence at every level of university administration.   

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biochemistry or related field

Desired Degree

Other -Biochemistry for related field

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should be qualified to hold the rank of tenured Full Professor. We seek an outstanding scientist and scholar with an actively funded academic research program. Evidence of scientific leadership, vision, creativity, excellence in teaching and mentoring, and strong interpersonal skills are essential qualifications. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community. 

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three-page statement of interest and strengths related to the position with evidence for supporting inclusive excellence, and a one-page statement of vision for the department.  3 Letters of Reference, Teaching Philosophy Research Interest, Research funding

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Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three-page statement of interest and strengths related to the position with evidence for supporting inclusive excellence, and a one-page statement of vision for the department.  Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be sent to the search committee co-chairs Federica Brandizzi ( or Victor DiRita (

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Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. MSU actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU provides 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

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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