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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Kellogg Biological Station Nat. Sci. 10032500
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Hickory Corners
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

KBS Academic Programs Coordinator and DEI Advocate

Position Summary

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), an off-campus, year-round field station of Michigan State University (, is seeking an Academic Programs Coordinator and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Advocate who will work 50% time with the KBS Director, faculty, and staff to coordinate educational programs (including summer courses and research experiences for students) and 50% time to enhance DEI at KBS. The successful candidate will help to develop, promote, and coordinate innovative educational experiences at KBS, including research-based experiences and internship opportunities for undergraduate students as well as field-based courses. As the DEI Advocate, this person will work enthusiastically to promote and enhance DEI at KBS, working in conjunction with the KBS academic community including three federally funded research programs based at KBS (Long-term Ecological Research, Great Lakes Bioenergy Reseach Center, and Long-term Agroecological Research). These DEI efforts may include coordination of learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students, making summer experiences more inclusive and accessible, implementing mentoring best practices, evaluating climate at KBS with respect to DEI, and connecting with other entities - internal and external to MSU - with similar goals of supporting DEI efforts.

This position will be a Fixed-Term Curriculum Development Specialist position on a full-time academic year (9 month) appointment and part-time summer appointment (due to the majority of summer coordination taking place during the academic year). Annual renewal will be based on funding availability and performance.

A master’s degree is required (PhD preferred) in education, biological sciences, ecology, or a related field, as is at least one year of experience in teaching, mentoring undergraduate or graduate students, and/or program administration and development.  

Michigan State University 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.

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

Masters -Biological Sciences, Ecology, Science Ed

Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements

MS or equivalent in Biological Sciences, Ecology, Science Education or related field (or equivalent work experience)

At least 1 year of experience in at least one of the following areas: teaching, mentoring undergraduates, or program development and administration


Desired Qualifications

Must be willing to work collaboratively. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Application Materials

(1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references (letters to be solicited for a short list of candidates); (4) a statement (no more than 2 pages in length) describing applicant’s plans to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at a research field station.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin 18 October 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Steve Hamilton, search committee chair ( 

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