Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Posted 9/1/2022

The Michigan State University Department of Integrative Biology invites applicants and nominations for the position of Chairperson.  The Chair will lead an internationally recognized department with a long history of innovation and excellence (  The department’s core mission is to advance understanding of the function, stability, resilience, and adaptation of complex biological systems via research, teaching, and outreach while striving to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse vibrant and inclusive community of scholars. We use cutting-edge tools to address important questions about genetics, genomics, development, physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution in a wide array of organisms, over multiple temporal and spatial scales.  The department includes more than 30 faculty members, strong graduate and undergraduate programs, and a supportive administrative and technical staff.  Many faculty members are also affiliated with the MSU Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program ( and Kellogg Biological Station (, and numerous cross-college interdisciplinary graduate programs.

The Chair is expected to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that fosters collaboration, innovation and excellence in research and teaching while working with college and university administration to facilitate departmental governance, resource management and research support. Candidates must be qualified to hold the rank of tenured Full Professor and possess an established record of scholarship in a relevant field. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate leadership and administrative effectiveness, strong interpersonal skills, and a meaningful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), evaluated using the Berkeley rubric. Continuation of an active research program is encouraged and will be supported.


Last Updated 09/01/2022