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1855 Professorship in One Health Disparities

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Organization Type
Job no: 813268
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology Cvm 10046586
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title
1855 Professorship in One Health Disparities
Position Summary
Position Summary: The College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with the Michigan State University (MSU) Colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Natural Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The position will be the first in a university-wide cohort of cross-disciplinary faculty in One Health, with this position focused on investigating and developing strategies to mitigate the diverse factors that drive disparities in One Health.

Research responsibilities: The successful candidate will join a vibrant research community internationally recognized for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research. With one of the world's top veterinary schools, medical schools with excellence in urban and international public health and health-care disparity research, and outstanding research in social science, epidemiology and economics, as well as fundamental biological and physical disciplines in participating colleges, MSU provides a tremendous opportunity to advance a scholarly mission that will address inequities regarding disparate impact of infectious diseases across populations. The candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded and collaborative research program with researchers across MSU colleges.

Teaching Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with and train undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and to participate in teaching courses at all levels.

Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to the department, college, university, and profession with demonstrable service activities.

Academic Home: May be in one of several departments in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, including the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Pharmacology and Toxicology, or Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

Qualifications:  Publication record commensurate with level of experience is required.

About 1855 Professorships:

About MSU: MSU is the nation's pioneer land grant university, with a highly collaborative and productive faculty and a positive environment for professional growth and program development. A transdisciplinary culture with multiple shared departments and joint faculty appointments creates a tremendous opportunity to advance a scholarly mission that will address inequities regarding disparate impact of diseases.

MSU has one of the world's leading veterinary schools, two medical schools with excellence in urban and international public health and health-care disparity research, and outstanding research programs in social science, epidemiology, and fundamental biological and physical disciplines. We are a diverse community that provides regional, national, and international leadership in research, excellence in teaching, and a strong extension program partnered with diverse stakeholders to address social and environmental challenges.

Researchers have access to shared resources on campus for carrying out state-of-the-art investigation in the wide range of disciplines of interest in this search. These include outstanding small and large animal facilities, advanced core facilities in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, drug discovery, cell and molecular imaging, mass spectrometry, structural biology, high-performance computing, flow cytometry/cell sorting, Biosafety Level‐3 research facilities, and multiple field research sites.  Additionally, MSU has a broad footprint in public and population health research through regional, national, and international partnerships within several of the colleges affiliated with this search.

MSU recruits a diverse pool of talented graduate students through multiple admissions mechanisms across the campus. Postdoctoral fellows are supported by an active Office of Postdoctoral Studies for professional development opportunities.
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
Minimum degree requirement is a PhD, DVM, DO, or MD degree (or equivalent).
Desired Qualifications
Two or more years of postdoctoral research experience in One Health areas of investigation in academic, research, government, or industry settings, is preferred.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit electronically on the MSU Careers the following application materials:
  • Letter of Intent/Cover Letter highlighting specific strengths related to this position, overall related qualifications, experience, accomplishments and career goals. Please also include research interests and funding history.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (recently updated)
  • Full names and contact information (phone/email) of three (3) individuals to serve as professional references.
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the DEI of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are asked to identify their strengths, experiences, and plans in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in a DEI statement.
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Interested individuals wishing for more information are invited and encouraged to contact the search committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Victor DiRita (, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, 567 Wilson Road, Room 2209, East Lansing, MI 48824

Dr. Kimberly Dodd (, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Michigan State University, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910
Review of Applications Begins On
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Department Statement
CVM Mission:

The mission of the college is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal and protect. We, as a College, aim to identify, attract, and retain talented students, faculty, and staff reflective of the diversity of the populations in our state, the nation, and the world. Our academic, scholarly, and service roles, considered separately and collectively, form the foundation of an inclusive culture that is committed to respecting, nurturing, and advancing all individuals.

CVM Core Value of Diversity:

We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided
opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us
surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

CVM Vision:

The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our
organization as we move forward. Read more at to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine's goals, strategies and progress.
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.

Advertised: Sep 15, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 15, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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