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Ast/Asc/Full Professor Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Chm Flint 40000829
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 100000.00-165000.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Flint
Categories: Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Ast/Asc/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The College of Human Medicine seeks candidates for multiple tenure-track positions to continue expansion of a highly successful and rapidly growing multidisciplinary academic program of public health centered in Flint, MI. Position openings are at all ranks. The goal is to expand a strong, energetic cohort of public health research faculty and teaching faculty who are dedicated to academic excellence, research and instruction that improves the health and well-being of the communities around them. Funding for these new positions is provided by a $25 million grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation, as well as the Michigan State University Global Impact Initiative. Both 12-month and 9-month appointments are possible, and generous start-up packages are available.

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. community-based participatory research, implementation science, health communication, 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 and instruction 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. Individuals with expertise in the social determinants of health (SDOH) for African American, Hispanic and Native American populations are of particular interest. 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 Pediatric Public Health Initiative.  Michigan State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity university.  To this end, candidates from diverse and minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

We seek researchers and teachers who are, or soon will be R01-level principal investigators with a commitment to the health and well-being of underserved populations and communities. Faculty will be based in the Division of Public Health. 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 and engage with our community partners. These efforts will be supported by a newly forged research partnership with Henry Ford Health. A list of Faculty and projects within the Division can be found at: http://www.publichealth.msu.edu.  Opportunities to teach within the department’s newly accredited Master of Public Health program are available and can be considered based on candidate interest and fit.

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 -Public Health

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 with research interests that align with the Department of Public Health will also be considered. 
  • Successful applicants will have an established investigator-initiated research program and a record of NIH or related federal funding (i.e., PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, DoD, USDA, etc.) and peer-reviewed journal/articles. 
  • Assistant Professor level positions require postdoctoral training or experience, a K-award, and/or other evidence of preparation to become an R01-level principal investigator. Associate Professor or Professor level applicants are expected to possess an established record of external funding and scholarship and the ability to build teams/clusters of scientists focusing on related topics.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams is essential.

Desired Qualifications

We seek researchers and teachers with a commitment to the health and well-being of underserved populations and communities. We especially seeks candidates with interests in the following areas:

  1. community-based participatory research, implementation science, health communication, 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 and instruction 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.

The required degree is a PhD or equivalent in a field related to public health. MD or DO degrees with public health research interests may also be considered. 

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • History of Research Funding
  • Research Interests
  • Diversity Statement

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions

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 (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references). The personal statement should, among other things, indicate how this opportunity aligns with both current research emphases and career aspirations.

To apply, please visit https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/502475/astascfull-professor-tenure-system. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue indefinitely. For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Questions may be directed to Todd Lucas, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Lucastod@msu.edu.

Review of Applications Begins On

09/22/2022

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Website

https://publichealth.msu.edu/

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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