Global Impact Initiative
In June 2014, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees created 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.
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 and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and 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. More than 80 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/