Director and Professor ~

13 de septiembre de 2004

Director and Professor

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
Michigan State University
Michigan State University seeks a director for the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) to provide creative leadership and continuing development of the Station's teaching, research, and outreach programs in ecology, evolutionary biology, sustainable agriculture, and natural resources.
This is an annual-year (12-month) full-time academic appointment based at KBS with tenure in a campus-based department appropriate to the candidate's expertise. The Director has programmatic responsibility for all teaching, research, and outreach activities at the Station, which is home to ten faculty in ecology, evolutionary biology, agriculture, and natural resources; an MSU Extension office; and Michigan's largest agricultural experiment station. Outstanding physical facilities include modern academic research laboratories, aquatic and terrestrial field facilities (including a Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) site), and the Kellogg Farm, Bird Sanctuary, and Conference Center. The Director also supports the facilitation and coordination of programs with on-campus faculty and is responsible for appropriate public relations contacts with local, regional, national, and international organizations.
The KBS Director reports to the deans of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (lead college) and the College of Natural Science. The position carries a 60% administrative assignment; the remainder of the appointment can be split among research, teaching, and outreach at the discretion of the candidate. The director will maintain an academic appointment in his or her disciplinary department on campus.
Candidates should have a PhD and an established and well-recognized research record in any area of ecology, evolutionary biology, agriculture, or natural resources, and a demonstrated ability to lead a dynamic program of teaching, outreach, and interdisciplinary research. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of full professor.
KBS is located in southwest Michigan, about 1.5 hours south of the main campus in East Lansing; further information can be found at The Director is expected to maintain residency within the vicinity of KBS. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Phil Robertson (, search committee chair. Letters of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vita and contact information for 3 references, and will be accepted until November 1, 2004, or until a suitable candidate is identified. Please include in the letter of application a description of your qualifications for this position and a statement of your research vision and teaching and outreach philosophy.
Applications can be submitted electronically to or mailed to G. Philip Robertson, Chair, KBS Director Search Committee, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, 3700 E Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060.
MSU is an equal opportunity / affirmative action institution.

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