Associate/Assistant Professor, College of Human Medicine

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

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Posting Number: 4192

Internal Posting Date: 10-06-2016

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 11-01-2016

Job Title: Associate/Assistant Professor

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Multiple Position Numbers: Live #4192, Shadow #4193

Multiple Position Numbers: Yes

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Human Medicine

Primary Department: 10022803 CHM WEST MICHIGAN

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Faculty

Employment %: 100


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If flex, dates of annual flex leave: This position is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Position Summary: The Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University seeks candidates for two positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with an established research record in Clinical Psychology/Psychiatry with an emphasis on depression as demonstrated by publication record and funding.

The successful candidates will (1) develop an investigator-initiated research program leading to peer-reviewed scholarship and external funding, (2) provide leadership for growing teams of investigators with institutional partners, and (3) work closely with other Michigan State University faculty to develop significant lines of investigation. Successful candidates will collaborate with faculty across multiple disciplines and campuses on research to improve mental health care in the preclinical and clinical settings. While research will be the main focus of these positions, there will also be opportunities for direct patient care, participation in psychologist, medical students and resident education, as well as outreach to statewide community partners. This position is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, featuring great schools, low cost of living and easy commutes, recently ranked by Forbes magazine as the top city in which to raise a family.

Michigan State University is partnering with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services to expand its work in the Grand Rapids area to focus on developing clinical and preclinical mental health research. Pine Rest is one of the nation's largest free-standing psychiatric providers, serving more than 38,000 individuals with mental illness, including more than 55,000 inpatient days and 300,000 outpatient visits annually. MSU, together with Pine Rest, joined the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) and candidates will be able to link to experts across the country who are part of this prestigious network. A goal of the partnership between MSU and Pine Rest is to establish a Depression Center of Excellence, anchoring depression care and research on the west side of the state. Successful candidates will help shape the research agenda for this Depression Center.

Current research in the MSU Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine includes several clinical trials at Pine Rest, as well as translational programs at our state-of-the-art facilities for animal behavior and laboratory analyses at the Van Andel Research Institute, both in Grand Rapids. Candidates will have the opportunity to partner with basic scientists and translational researchers as well as clinical faculty in these programs. Any clinical care associated with these positions will be hosted in the outpatient services division of Pine Rest. Candidates should demonstrate strong skills in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric conditions commonly seen in outpatient settings, with a focus on depressive disorders. Pine Rest has an APA-accredited psychology internship program, an ACGME and AOA-accredited psychiatry residency training program, as well as an ACGME-approved Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and there will be opportunities to provide teaching and supervision in these contexts if desired.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements A terminal doctoral degree with the appropriate clinical training and a record of research in depression is required. A record of scholarly publications and experience with peer-reviewed research funding will be a significant review criterion. A demonstrated ability to provide leadership and collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams is essential. Assistant Professor level positions require postdoctoral training, a K-award or other evidence of preparation for success. Associate Professor level applicants require a significant record of scholarship and external funding. Preference will be given to candidates who are licensed (or license-eligible) to practice as a psychologist in the State of Michigan.

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

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, history of research funding, statement of current and future research plans, and contact information (address, e-mail and phone) for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Eric Achtyes/Director, Div of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine/

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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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