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Michigan State University Seeks Assistant Professor: Packaging

February 19, 2021

Position Title                                                                                                                                                                                     Michigan State Helmet logo
Fixed-Term Assistant Professor: Packaging

 

Job Description 

The individual will be expected to teach packaging machinery and related courses, and conduct research activities. Moreover, the individual is expected to participate in School of Packaging outreach and governance activities, including industry short courses.

Position:
The School of Packaging (www.packaging.msu.edu) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor position. This is a 100% time fixed-term position with a teaching/research/service (70%/20%/10%) assignment and begins July 2021.
 
Responsibilities:
The individual will be expected to teach packaging machinery and related courses, and conduct research activities. Moreover, the individual is expected to participate in School of Packaging outreach and governance activities, including industry short courses.
 
Qualifications:
Candidates must have the following qualifications: a) a doctoral degree in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering or similar; and b) experience of teaching at the University level (teaching assistant experience is counted). Candidates with engineering background are highly desirable.
 
 
Michigan State University - School of Packaging:
As the premier Land Grant University, MSU has strong interrelated programs across the spectrum of food, health, and sustainability and is committed to linking food, environment, and human health. The School of Packaging (SoP), founded in 1952, is the leading institution in packaging education and research. As the only university offering a Ph.D. program in packaging, the School of Packaging at MSU attracts students from a variety of disciplines around the world. The school is poised for significant growth that will support MSU goals. Furthermore, the highly collaborative and productive faculty provides a very positive environment for professional growth and program expansion.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.
 
 
MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found http://worklife.msu.edu/
 
 

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a statement of Teaching Philosophy (limited to 1 page), d) a summary of experience with diversity in the classroom and/or research endeavors, any experience in mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence (limited to 1 page), e) research statement (limited to 1page) and f) the names and email addresses of three references online at https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/
Posting #693721.
 
 
Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to
Tracy Lorenz
Administrative Assistant, School of Packaging
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1325.
Telephone 517 353-4384, E-mail: smithtr7@anr.msu.edu

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