Assistant Professor-Tenure System - Michigan State University

LOCATION: East Lansing, MI

CLOSING DATE: December 21, 2018


JOB #: 13318

POSTED: November 21, 2018


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.  Potential topics of interest include: compression, shock, fragility, vibration, environmental factors (altitude, temperature , static electricity) and performance testing of package systems.

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.

  • Doctoral degree in Packaging, Mechanical, Civil or Material Science Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Record that indicates the potential for success in a research intensive environment
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