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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology Chm 10022586
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. We anticipate an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, but highly qualified applicants at all ranks will also be considered. We seek applicants who use state-of-the-art techniques and model systems to study cancer biology, immunology, and/or immunotherapy associated with microbes such as tumor virology, oncolytic virus/viral oncotherapy, bacterial agents of cancer, and cancer microbiome/virome. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the Department ( and the MSU Cancer Research Group ( across the Colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine. The ideal applicant will be an outstanding investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, and the ability to attract funding, who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative environment in MSU and our unique partnership as Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences ( 

The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise and contribute to teaching undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students associated with the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research productivity and lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of ability to obtain stage-appropriate funding is desired. A generous startup package, modern laboratory space, competitive salary, and excellent benefits will be provided. 

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research productivity and lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of ability to obtain stage-appropriate funding is desired. 

Required Application Materials

Please submit the following required application materials:

1.  Cover letter
2.  Curriculum vitae
3.  Description of research accomplishments and plans for an independent research program (up to 3 pages)
4.  Statement of teaching and mentoring, including experiences (up to 1 page)
5.  Statement of past and planned contributions to inclusive diversity (up to 1 page)
6.  Contact information of at least three referees 

Special Instructions

Additional information can be obtained from the executive assistant to the search committee at 

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