Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 

The Department of Physiology at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join MSU's robust gastrointestinal research community, a thriving group that extends across multiple research and clinical departments. As a part of the expansive MSU gastrointestinal group, the candidate will collaborate with a network of experts fostering innovation in gastrointestinal research. The ideal applicant’s research will utilize state-of-the-art techniques and model systems to study neurobiology in health and disease. Areas of particular interest include gut-brain axis, neurogastroenterology, neuro-immune interactions, autonomic nervous system-intestinal crosstalk, autonomic nervous system development, autonomic neuroscience, and sensory systems. The ideal applicant will be an investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, and the ability to attract funding in their research area, who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology (http://www.psl.msu.edu) at MSU.

 

The successful applicant must 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 Physiology. Applicants must hold a PhD, DO, MD, DVM or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research productivity including lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates must provide evidence of their ability to obtain stage-appropriate funding and have clear plans for establishing an independent research program. Laboratory space, start-up funds, and salary will be competitive and commensurate with academic rank and experience.

 

Application review will begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at careers.msu.edu (posting 903911). Full applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three-page research statement of past accomplishments and goals for independent research program, a one-page teaching statement, and three reference letters. Evidence for participation activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion should be integrated throughout the research and teaching statements. Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Brian Gulbransen (gulbrans@msu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

 

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

 

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

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

The successful applicant must 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 Physiology. Applicants must hold a PhD, DO, MD, DVM or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience. The ideal applicant will be an outstanding investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, and the ability to attract funding in their research area, who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology (http://www.psl.msu.edu) at MSU.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of ability to obtain stage-appropriate funding is desired.

Required Application Materials

Full applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three-page research statement of past accomplishments and goals for independent research program, a one-page teaching statement, and three reference letters. Evidence for participation activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion should be integrated throughout the research and teaching statements.

Special Instructions

Three written references will be required prior to the on-site interview phase with contact information of references.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Brian Gulbransen (gulbrans@msu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

Review of Applications Begins On

12/01/2023

Summary of Health Risks

Employees may work with or near human and/or animal blood and/or tissues; live animals; bio-hazardous chemicals and materials; viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens; radioactive materials; medical waste; and sharp implements.

Website

http://PSL.MSU.EDU

Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners 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.