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Assistant Professor (Tenure-stream): Packaging Distribution/Dynamics

  • 1.  Assistant Professor (Tenure-stream): Packaging Distribution/Dynamics

    Posted 11-27-2018 15:46
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    The School of Packaging ( in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor position. This is a tenure-stream position with a research/teaching/service (45%/45%/10%) assignment and can begin as early as August 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program with a focus on ensuring package integrity, product quality and waste reduction during distribution. The attached file contains more specific details about this position.
    Packaging is an interdisciplinary field integrating science, engineering, technology and value chain management to protect and identify products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. It encompasses the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages. Packaging is a system integral to the value chain that impacts product quality, user satisfaction, distribution efficiencies, and safety.
    Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit:
    a) A letter of application.
    b) A current curriculum vitae.
    c) A written statement (limited to 2 pages) that outlines your research vision as it relates to the field of packaging distribution/dynamics. Include a discussion of both short (5 years) and long-term (15 years or more) research directions. Include your rationale (why) and strategies (how).
    d) A statement of Teaching Philosophy as it relates to packaging distribution (limited to 1 page).
    e) A summary describing how a commitment to diversity and inclusion informs past and future professional contributions in creating an inclusive classroom and/or research endeavors, any experience in mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence (limited to 1 page).
    f) The names and email addresses of at least three references online at #545276)
    Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Rafael Auras, Search Committee Chair, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1325. Telephone 517-432-
    3254, E-mail:

    Monireh Mahmoudi
    Assistant professor
    School of Packaging, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI