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Ast/Asc Professor Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology Human Medicine 10022646
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

Ast/Asc Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Ideal applicants will have a strong track record of publication that demonstrates expertise in Drug Discovery. Although expertise in drugs used to treat disorders of the nervous system are desired, strong candidates with experience in other areas of pharmacology including other therapeutic interests, screening strategies, biomarker development, monoclonal antibodies  or toxicology are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to join and take on a significant role in a highly successful MSU Drug Discovery effort which produces new IP, advances programs towards preclinical and clinical development, and enables the formation of new companies representing the interests of collaborating faculty and the university. The department includes ~40 faculty with pharmacology/toxicology expertise in the fields of aging; cancer; cardiovascular research; computation and genomics; environmental toxicology; gastrointestinal/genitourinary research; immune cell pathology; liver pathology; neuroscience.  Successful candidates will be expected to develop a successful research program funded by extramural sources. Successful candidates would be expected to participate in advising, mentoring, and teaching graduate students and preclinical training of medical students.

Michigan State University has outstanding basic research and translational programs that provide ample 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 also available to support emerging research programs. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in graduate education programs at MSU, including the BioMolecular Science and Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology programs. The College of Human 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. 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 cultural centers including 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.

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

(1) CV 
(2) Cover letter
(3) 3-5 names and contact information for individuals who could be contacted to provide a letter of reference.
(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 MSUCHM'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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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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