Job Summary: The Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University (http://www.mmg.msu.edu) seeks candidates for the prestigious position of Rudolph Hugh Endowed Chair in microbial pathogenesis. The successful candidate will lead and enhance research programs that complement college and campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives in One Health. Applicants are sought with strong records of research contributions in host-microbe biology, microbial pathogenicity mechanisms, microbial immunology and immunity to infection, genetics of infection resistance or susceptibility, and evolution of pathogenicity; outstanding candidates in other related areas are encouraged to apply.The Rudolph Hugh Chair will be a prominent investigator within the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, collaborating with investigators in other departments and colleges on campus. Interdisciplinary research opportunities exist through the 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, International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research, Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), and Institute for Computational Biology. Participation and leadership in 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 Rudolph Hugh Endowment are part of the appointment.
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.
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