Global Impact Initiative
In June 2014, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the Academic Competitiveness Fund (ACF) to provide resources for hiring tenure system faculty who will enhance the national and international excellence and competitiveness of MSU as a research university. From this resource, the Global Impact Initiative was launched with a goal to recruit 100 new faculty in some of the most exciting new areas of research.
The Global Impact Initiative (GI2) continues to make excellent progress in bringing the best and brightest faculty to MSU. Over the last five years, the Office of the Provost the Office of Research & Innovation, have worked with individual colleges and departments to conduct searches focused on key areas of innovation, such as machine learning, precision medicine, computational genomics, autonomous vehicles, advanced materials, gene-editing, advanced plant science, and more. Nearly 90 positions have been filled, with candidates hired from Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, Johns Hopkins University, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, and many other top institutions.
Learn more about the initiative, read GI2 news and share the job postings at http://research.msu.edu/global-impact/