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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Com Office Of Dean 40000041
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training

Working/Functional Title

Assistant Profess, Res Dev Director

Position Summary

The College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University seeks a leader to advance and oversee and outstanding, interdisciplinary, nationally prominent research development program for faculty, residents and medical students. The faculty member will be expected to develop clinical, epidemiological, and quality improvement scholarly activity among the core faculty of the Statewide Campus System (SCS)specialty groups (Physician Administration Committees-PACs) and residency programs.

It is expected that the candidate will also develop and teach an elective/credit course; ‘Biomedical Research Structure and Methods’ for medical students, residents and faculty. The candidate will be expected to work with established MSU research faculty to strengthen and link existing research programs and identify research opportunities for medical students and residents.  The faculty research development program has special importance in view of the recent ACGME requirements for scholarly activity for faculty and residents in residency programs.  The candidate will work with SCS specialty groups (Physician Administration Committees-PACs) and individual community based hospitals to develop research among faculty and residents in the ACGME clinical environment review pathways: quality improvement, patient safety, care transitions, supervision, resiliency and wellness, and professionalism.  The candidate is expected to meet with core faculty to develop community-based clinical research initiatives resulting in peer-reviewed published articles and presentations to fulfill ACGME requirements.  In the development of an infrastructure for community based clinical research, the candidate will work to develop not only scholarly activity with faculty, but faculty mentoring skills in research to enable residents to fulfill specialty research requirements.   The candidate must possess communication skills that facilitate the development of research projects and research infrastructure across multiple community based residency program sites, addressing community based systemic challenges in developing and publishing scholarly activity.

The candidate is expected to organize the research development program for medical students according to the following outline. Develop and teach the elective course ‘Biomedical Research Structure and Methods’ for first-year medical students in the second semester will also include workshops. Third semester medical students who have taken the course may apply for participation in research projects under the rubric of OST 599 (minimum of 6 hours per week). Selection of medical students for participation in research projects will be based on multiple criteria including academic performance. Research opportunities for medical students will be identified and faculty will be matched with medical student’s research interests and goals. Medical students will be encouraged to continue research projects until at least the end of their sixth semester, depending on the progress of their research project and relationship with matched faculty. Medical students will be encouraged to present their research projects as posters at national conferences and write manuscript.

This is a fixed-term, twelve-month appointment with effort distributed across administration, teaching and research.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Medicine

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must hold MD/DO or equivalent medical degree and an advanced (Masters or doctoral) research degree. Scholarly activity that meets the minimum expectations of an Assistant Professor rank according to the criteria of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University is also required. The candidate should also demonstrate evidence of teaching skills and leadership in establishing a research development program.

Desired Qualifications

The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff.

Required Application Materials

Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Other Document.  References: Provide names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 4 individuals acting as references to be uploaded as “other document”

Special Instructions

Position will remain open for 30 days.

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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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