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Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Pharmacology Toxicology 10034646
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates demonstrating a strong track record of publication and extramural funding may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. Ideal applicants will have expertise in drugs, drug targets or toxicants affecting the neuroimmune system. Successful applicants will join a departmental faculty of ~40 faculty with pharmacology/toxicology expertise in the fields of aging, cancer, cardiovascular research, computation and genomics, drug discovery, environmental toxicology, gastrointestinal/genitourinary research, immune cell pathology, liver pathology, and neuroscience. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a successful independent research program funded by extramural sources. Successful candidates would also be expected to participate in advising, mentoring, and teaching graduate students and preclinical training of medical students.

Michigan State University has outstanding department, college and university-wide basic and translational research programs that provide opportunity for collaborative research. This includes the faculty of many basic science and clinical departments in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Human Medicine, and College of Veterinary Medicine. Additional opportunities for collaboration exist with investigators at the Applied Immunology Center for Education and Research, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Precision Health, and a new Center of Excellence in Imaging and Image-Guided Therapies. Core facilities include advanced microscopy, proteomics, statistics, high-performance computing, genomics, and flow cytometry. Support is available for grant writing, locating external funding resources, and processing grant submissions pre- and post-approval. Numerous internal funding opportunities are available to support emerging research programs. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in graduate education programs, including the BioMolecular Science and Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology programs. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has active faculty development and mentorship programs to facilitate career progression.

Michigan State University is one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses, and the University is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers, and leaders. East Lansing's collegiate atmosphere is complemented by the low cost of living with convenient access to large cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall, offers various seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit for more details. Scientific and personal travel are made easy by proximity to several major international airports. We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, and provided the opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Interested candidates in search of additional information may reach out to Dr. Susan Barman, Search Committee Chair at


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 -Pharmacology, Toxicology or a related field

Minimum Requirements

PhD degree in Pharmacology, Toxicology or a related field.

Required Application Materials

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 including a brief description of your ideas for future initiatives that you would like to implement to support MSUCOM's commitment to inclusive excellence. ( 

Special Instructions

Interested candidates in search of additional information may reach out to Dr. Susan Barman, Search Committee Chair at

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