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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 696427
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Family And Community Medicine 10034330
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Health Care Professional, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM) in the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) at Michigan State University seeks a visionary leader to serve as department chair. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a physician with an unwavering commitment to excellence in clinical care, education, and research to advance the department in new and exciting ways.

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is particularly interested in individuals with a commitment to inclusive excellence and a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who can strengthen MSUCOM's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), as identified in our Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety plan (

FCM currently has a vibrant and diverse clinical population at its on-campus facility and is looking to expand its role in health care for the university population and the mid-Michigan community by dramatically increasing its faculty practice size.

We contribute to the college's curriculum for students in all four years of their undergraduate medical education. We are working toward adding our family practice perspective to all MSU COM courses in innovative ways and are interested in finding a leader in medical education to help us with this initiative.

The department has a growing research division led by a funded Ph.D. researcher who has published multiple papers on aging and has large outreach projects, including a new fee-for-service line. We are looking to advance our research in aging and other topics across the continuum of Family Practice.

The position is full-time, a competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the university's excellence and offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The department is particularly interested in individuals with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Osteopathy

Minimum Requirements

DO degree; meets required qualifications for a State of Michigan medical license; board certified in family practice (AOBFP or equivalent).

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include a commitment to inclusive excellence,  a history of promoting diversity in research, teaching, and service—experience in medical education, and graduate medical education.

Required Application Materials

  1. CV 
  2. Cover letter
  3. List of three references.  The search committee will not contact references without first notifying the candidate.  
  4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement: submit a description of your past experiences and contributions to inclusive excellence.  Also, submit a brief description of your ideas for future initiatives that you would like to implement to support MSUCOM's commitment to inclusive excellence (

    Position is open until filled.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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