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Neurogastrointestinal Tenure Track Faculty Position

2023-10-19 11:47 AM | Kelly St. Denis (Administrator)

Position Title: Neurogastrointestinal Tenure Track Faculty Position

Organization:  Michigan State University

Location: East Lansing, MI

Summary of PositionThe Department of Physiology at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join MSU's robust gastrointestinal research community, a thriving group that extends across multiple research and clinical departments. As a part of the expansive MSU gastrointestinal group, the candidate will collaborate with a network of experts fostering innovation in gastrointestinal research. The ideal applicant’s research will utilize state-of-the-art techniques and model systems to study neurobiology in health and disease. Areas of particular interest include gut-brain axis, neurogastroenterology, neuro-immune interactions, autonomic nervous system-intestinal crosstalk, autonomic nervous system development, autonomic neuroscience, and sensory systems. The ideal applicant will be an investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, and the ability to attract funding in their research area, who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology ( at MSU.


The successful applicant must establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise, and contribute to teaching undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students associated with the Department of Physiology. Applicants must hold a PhD, DO, MD, DVM or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research productivity including lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates must provide evidence of their ability to obtain stage-appropriate funding and have clear plans for establishing an independent research program. Laboratory space, start-up funds, and salary will be competitive and commensurate with academic rank and experience.  


Application review will begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at (903911). Full applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three-page research statement of past accomplishments and goals for independent research program, a one-page teaching statement, and three reference letters. Evidence for participation activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion should be integrated throughout the research and teaching statements. Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Brian Gulbransen (, Search Committee Chair.  


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MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

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