The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University seeks candidates for 5-6 tenure system faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor levels with an established research record of NIH or related federal (i.e., PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, DoD, etc.) funding and peer-reviewed journal articles to help build a new academic program of public health in a community with significant public health needs.
Preferred candidates have experience with or are prepared to be R01-level principal investigators, who have a commitment to the welfare of underserved populations and communities. Applicants may come from such disciplines as public health, health services research, health economics, clinical disciplines (including psychology, social work, medicine, nutrition, etc.) sociology, health communications, and epidemiology. They are likely to hold a Ph.D., DPH or similar degree, although an MD or DO who might also do clinical work is a possibility. Successful candidates at the senior level will be designated C.S. Mott Endowed Chairs of Public Health or C.S. Mott Endowed Professors of Public Health and be expected to provide significant leadership in building research teams in one or more of the areas of emphasis.
The successful candidates will (1) have an investigator-initiated research program that includes external funding and peer-reviewed scholarship, (2) provide leadership for developing teams of investigators with institutional partners in the Flint community leading to scholarship and funding, and (3) work closely with other College of Human Medicine and Michigan State University faculty to develop significant lines of investigation and collaboration supported by extramural funding. Candidates will collaborate with faculty across multiple disciplines and with health care and health system leaders to improve health and advance the delivery of care across diverse populations. Participation in research mentorship as well as outreach to statewide community partners is also expected. Although these positions are primarily research-focused, opportunities for clinical work and/or teaching medical students and teaching in the MPH and graduate degree programs are options, if desired.
Applicants should submit a letter of application including a personal statement, curriculum vitae, history of research funding, statement of current and future research plans, and contact information (address, e-mail and phone) for four references. The personal statement should, among other things, indicate how this opportunity aligns with both current research emphases and career aspirations.