Join the School of Packaging Faculty

Currently the following positions are open until filled:

School Director-Management

Position Summary: Packaging, the third largest global industry, is expected to reach $975 billion dollars by the end of 2018. The impact of this market on the global economy continues to demand highly trained professionals and scientific research that produce innovative and sustainable solutions to support economic growth worldwide. The School of Packaging (SoP) at Michigan State University (MSU), rated #1 by Best Colleges 2017, has been creating knowledge and awarding degrees in the science and technology of packaging since 1952. As the pioneer of the packaging discipline and the sole packaging Ph.D. degree granting institution in the United States, the MSU SoP has been preparing educational leaders for the packaging discipline across the globe resulting in an incontestable reputation and the creation of a community for excellent research and education for all. Packaging is an interdisciplinary field integrating science, engineering, technology and management to protect and identify products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. It encompasses the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages. It is a system integral to the value chain that impacts product quality, user satisfaction, distribution efficiencies, and safety. The MSU SoP, through its educational, research, and outreach programs, contributes to the economic development and quality of life of citizens within the State of Michigan and globally through highly relevant educational experiences and cutting-edge research. To continue to lead the packaging industry and the academic fields, the MSU SoP invites applications and nominations for the position of Director. This position is a full time, 12 month appointment that is open to candidates who meet the requirements for tenure at the rank of Professor in the School of Packaging.

Complete description of position and application:


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

Position Summary: 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 packaging systems.

Complete description of position:

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