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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Chm Flint 40000829
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Flint
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Research/Scientific

Working/Functional Title

Ast/Asc/Full Professor- Tenure System

Position Summary

The College of Human Medicine seeks candidates for 3-4 positions to help build a growing academic program of public health centered in Flint, MI at the rank of Ast/Asc/Full Professor. The goal is to expand a strong, energetic cohort of public health researchers who are dedicated to academic excellence and research that improves the health and well-being of the communities around them. To build academic expertise that is optimally responsive to the public health needs of the Flint community, the program seeks candidates in the following areas:

  1. implementation and/or health policy research;
  2. prevention research and/or work with families across the life span;
  3. intervention and health services research; and
  4. health psychology, including social, clinical, or developmental approaches.

Identified areas of need include research to address substance abuse, mental health, smoking, obesity, maternal and child health, chronic diseases including cancer and cardiovascular illness, stress and coping, prevention/detection health behaviors, health disparities, sexually transmitted infections, access to care, and social and built environmental determinants of health including violence, safety, education, poverty, and unemployment. In the context of recent challenges in Flint, there is also interest in expertise related to adverse childhood experiences/toxic stress mitigation, developmental neuroscience, nutrition, environmental health, community readiness, or related topics under the recently-launched Pediatric Public Health Initiative.
We seek researchers who are, or soon will be, R01-level principal investigators with a commitment to the health and well-being of underserved populations and communities. While based in Flint, faculty will be expected to collaborate across multiple disciplines at MSU and with health care and health system leaders to improve health and advance the delivery of care across diverse populations. Funding for these positions has been generously provided by the C.S. Mott Foundation enabling these positons to be 12-month annual year, tenure system positions. Successful candidates at the senior level will be designated 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.

Required Degree

Doctorate -A PhD, DrPH or similar in Public Health

Minimum Requirements

  • Successful applicants will have an established investigator-initiated research program and a record of NIH or related federal funding (ie, PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, DoD, USDA, etc.) and peer-reviewed journal/articles.  
  • Assistant Professor level positions require postdoctoral training, a K-award, R21 or R34 funding and/or other evidence of preparation to become R01 principal investigators.
  • Associate Professor or Professor level applicants require a significant record of external funding and scholarship and the ability to build teams/clusters of scientists focusing on related topics. 
  • A PhD, DrPH, or similar in a field such as public health, health services research, health economics, social/health psychology, developmental psychology, clinical disciplines (including clinical psychology, social work, medicine, pediatrics, nutrition, etc.), sociology, food science/human nutrition, health communications, and epidemiology; MD or DO may be considered.  

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams is essential.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit the following:

  • personal statement that should include how this opportunity aligns with both current research emphases and career aspirations.
  • curriculum vitae,
  • history of research funding,
  • statement of current and future research plans,
  • contact information (address, e-mail and phone) for four references (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references).

Special Instructions

Questions may be directed to Dr. Todd Lucas 

Review of Applications Begins On



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