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 leadership and promote a creative environment that
fosters innovation and excellence in the Station's research, education, and
outreach programs in ecology, evolution, agriculture, and conservation
biology. This is an annual-year (12-month) full-time academic appointment
based at KBS at the level of Full Professor, with a tenure appointment in a
campus department appropriate to the candidate's expertise.  The position is
expected to be filled beginning August 2018.

Candidates should have a PhD and demonstrated potential to lead and manage a
dynamic program of interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach, a
record of research excellence in any area of ecology, evolution,
agriculture, or conservation biology, and strong interpersonal skills. The
position carries minimally a 60% administrative assignment; the remainder of
the appointment can be split among research, teaching, and outreach.
Continuation of an active research program is encouraged and will be

KBS is one of the world’s leading biological field stations, and is located
in southwest Michigan, 65 miles southwest of the MSU main campus in East
Lansing.  The Station includes 13 resident faculty, ~30 graduate students,
postdoctoral scholars, and academic specialists.  KBS programs are fully
integrated into the academic and outreach programs of MSU. All faculty hold
academic appointments in departments on the MSU campus, and they participate
in campus teaching and departmental and interdepartmental graduate programs.
 KBS comprises over 1300 hectares of natural and managed, aquatic and
terrestrial habitats, as well as modern research laboratories.  In addition
to the academic personnel, KBS includes the Kellogg Farm, Bird Sanctuary,
and Conference Center.  Additional information about KBS can be found at

The KBS Director reports to the deans of the College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources (lead college) and the College of Natural Science at MSU.
 The Director oversees the research and education programs at KBS and
coordinates these programs with campus departments. The Director also leads
major development efforts in support of KBS programs, and is responsible for
promoting KBS to local, regional, national, and international organizations.  

Applicants for the position of Director should submit 1) a CV and 2) a cover
letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your
leadership experience and philosophical approaches to faculty development,
student success, and achieving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the
end of the cover letter, please include names and contact information for
three (3) references who are familiar with your work and leadership
experience. Letters are not initially required, but these individuals may be
approached for additional information only after obtaining the applicant's
permission to do so.  Applications should be submitted on line at (posting #453174). Review of applications will begin
15 September 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is
identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Search
Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Michael Jones ([log in to unmask]) and Dr. Danny
Schnell, ([log in to unmask]).


Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon
will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American
Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17
degree-granting colleges.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to
achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that
encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively
encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color,
veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work
environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers
employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and
academic staff positions.