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Join Michigan State University’s Global Impact Initiative, designed to address the grand challenges through the creation of over 100 new faculty positions in some of the most promising – and critical – fields of research. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. MSU offers an inclusive and collaborative work environment.

Meet our new faculty already hired under this initiative.

Search for more academic openings at the MSU Applicant Page.

Open Faculty Positions

(Global Impact Initiative only; dates indicate application deadlines, but positions are open until filled.)

Advanced Engineering

Biometrics (#4074; 1/2/17)

Embedded Cybersecurity (#4389; 2/1/2017)

Experimental Accelerator Technology (#4203; 3/1/17)

Mechanical Engineering (#4143; 11/1/17)

Nondestructive Evaluation (#4289; 3/1/17)

Polymers and Composite Materials (#4149; 12/1/16)

Antibiotic Resistance

Leadership in in Antimicrobial Resistance Research (#4195; 12/1/16)

Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Computational Material Science, #4450; 1/11/2017

Data Science, (#4090; 11/14/2016)

Inverse Problems and Imaging (#4100; 11/14/2016)

Numerical Linear Algebra (#4449; 1/11/2017)

Statistical/Quantitative/Computational Genomics (#4236; application review begins 11/1/16)


Application of Large-Scale Biology Data to Fundamental Problems in Plant Biology (#4240; 11/21/17)


Global Nutrition (#4569; 1/1/2017)

Plant Biology (#4240; 11/21/2016)

Plant Phenomics (#4281; 12/15/16)

Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Maize Genomics (#4641; 2/1/2017)

Plant Stress Biology (#4395; 1/15/17)

Quantitative Plant Biochemistry (#4291; 12/5/16)

Senior Terrestrial Ecologist (#4282; 21/1/2016)

Positions Posted in 2015-16

Advanced Engineering 

Advanced Physical Sciences

Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering 



Precision Medicine 

STEM Education

Why MSU?

Michigan State University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is listed among the 100 most distinguished research universities in the world. With over $600 million dollars in research investment annually, MSU is ranked 6th in combined National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy (DOE) funding. More than 2,000 tenure stream faculty and 17 degree-granting colleges including Engineering, Natural Science, Agriculture, three Colleges of Medicine (Human, Osteopathic, and Veterinary), Education, Humanities, Social Science, and the MSU/Department of Energy Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, create diverse and countless opportunities for collaboration. More…

Diversity and Inclusion

Global Impact is a bold initiative to meet the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century. We believe that inclusion maximizes the expertise, creativity and accomplishments of our vibrant community of scholars and only through the recruitment of a diverse group of leading researchers can we attain the remarkable goals of this initiative.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Learn more about:
Dual Career Support
Work/Life Balance
MSU Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
Annual Diversity Reports
Advancing Diversity through the Alignment of Policies and Practices



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East Lansing, Michigan

The Mid-Michigan area is an ideal community for individuals and families to relocate to: it’s a diverse, welcoming cluster of small- and medium-sized suburban and rural towns with relatively low living costs, high quality primary and secondary school systems, and excellent health care facilities.

It is strategically located in the center of the Great Lakes region, offering easy access to the amenities of metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Detroit, without the stresses of daily urban life.

The Michigan State University campus is located in East Lansing,  a vibrant city with a rich civic and cultural life.

Photos above, left to right:

Andrew Christlieb, Chair, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering and MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Mathematics; Sheng-Yang He, MSU Distinguished Professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Department of Plant Biology, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Beronda Montgomery, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory ; Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, Co-Director of the Center for Water Sciences, and Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment; Percy Pierre, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and member of National Academy of Engineering; Terrie Taylor, MSU University Distinguished Professor, Department of Internal Medicine.