Ast/Asc/Professor, Professor

East Lansing, MI
Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 4069

Internal Posting Date: 09-20-2016

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 10-03-2016

Job Title: Ast/Asc/Professor

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Multiple Position Numbers: Live; Shadow Posting #'s 4070, 4071, 4072

Multiple Position Numbers: Yes

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Human Medicine

Primary Department: 40000829 CHM FLINT

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Position Summary: The College of Human Medicine seeks candidates for 3-4 positions to help build a growing academic program of public health centered in Flint, MI. The goal is to expand a strong, energetic cohort of public health researchers who are dedicated to academic excellence and research that improves the health and well-being of the communities around them. 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) implementation and/or health policy research; 2) prevention research and/or work with families across the life span; and 3) intervention and health services research. Identified areas of need include research to address substance abuse, mental health, smoking, obesity, maternal and child health, chronic diseases, health disparities, sexually transmitted infections, access to care, and social and built environmental determinants of health including violence, safety, education, poverty, and unemployment. 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 recently-launched Pediatric Public Health Initiative.

We seek researchers who are, or soon will be, R01-level principal investigators with a commitment to the health and well-being of underserved populations and communities. 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. Funding for these positions has been generously provided by the C.S. Mott Foundation enabling these positons to be 12-month positions. Successful candidates at the senior level will be designated C.S. Mott Endowed Professors of Public Health and be expected to provide significant leadership in building research teams in one or more of the areas of emphasis.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements A PhD, DrPH, or similar in a field such as public health, health services research, health economics, clinical disciplines (including psychology, social work, medicine, pediatrics, nutrition, etc.), sociology, food science/human nutrition, health communications, and epidemiology; MD or DO may be considered. Successful applicants will have an established investigator-initiated research program and a record of NIH or related federal funding (ie, PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, DoD, USDA, etc.) and peer-reviewed journal
articles. Assistant Professor level positions require postdoctoral training, a K-award, R21 or R34 funding and/or other evidence of preparation to become R01 principal investigators. Associate Professor or Professor level applicants require a significant 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.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, Search Ctte Chair, (810) 600-5668, or Jeffrey W Dwyer, PhD, Search Ctte Co-Chair, (517) 355-2308,

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Debra Furr-Holden/C.S. Mott Endowed Professor/

Jeffrey W. Dwyer/Director of MSU Extension/

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

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.


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