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Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Prof Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Cs Mott Department Of Public Health 40001278
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Flint
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof/Asc Prof/Prof Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Michigan State University-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative ( in the Division of Public Health at Michigan State University invites applicants for the position a full or part-time, fixed-term (non-tenure track), Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Research Professor. This position will be based in Flint, Michigan. The overall mission of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI) is to improve the outcomes of Flint children. Through community and clinical programs, childhood health policy and advocacy, and robust evaluation, the PPHI works with many partners, including Flint's heroic parents and kids, as a center of excellence, with the primary goal of mitigating the impact of the Flint Water Crisis and serving as a national resource for best practices. The PPHI is driven by five work teams: Child and Health Development, Nutrition, Exposure Assessment, Health Informatics, and Child Health Policy and Advocacy. These teams work closely with the PPHI Parent Partner Group and the PPHI Flint Youth Justice League.

The Professor will conduct independent research studies in the PPHI to address the Flint community’s population-wide lead exposure and improve outcomes of Flint children. The Professor will take a lead role in designing new interventions and/or studies, developing grant proposals, conducting data analyses, preparing manuscripts for conferences and publications, and directing research projects in PPHI.

The academic rank will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications. This position is a 12-month fixed-term appointment. Reappointment of position is contingent on funding and performance.

Physician scientists are also encouraged to apply.

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

Qualified candidates for the ranks of Ast., Asc., or Full Prof. will have a MD, PhD, in public health, environmental health, statistics, epidemiology, health services research, health policy, psychology, or related discipline.  Bachelor's degree is required for the rank of Ast. Inst. and a Master's degree is required for the rank of Inst. or equivalent degree in related discipline.

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in public health, environmental health, trauma, health inequities/disparities, implementation/translation research, and/or longitudinal research.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


Name and contact information for three professional references

Together-we-will Statement

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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.

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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.


Department Statement

The MSU Division of Public Health focuses on population health from its home base – the College of Human Medicine’s Flint campus. Being embedded in the Flint community allows our faculty and researchers to understand the assets and needs of the community while studying Flint’s most pressing public health issues.

Spartans work side-by-side with community partners and healthcare providers in a community-identified and community-participatory public health focus model to:

  • Encourage healthy behaviors, mitigate chronic diseases, identify environmental health risks, and examine social factors that influence community health.
  • Prepare graduate students to become competent public health professionals to meet the needs of communities across the globe.
  • Engage agencies, professional organizations, and community-based partners on collaborative projects to improve health care delivery that will lead to reductions in health disparities in the community, the state of Michigan, and beyond.

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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