Associate/Professor, College of Human Medicine

East Lansing, MI
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 4319

Internal Posting Date: 10-26-2016

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 11-15-2016

Job Title: Associate/Professor

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Multiple Position Numbers: live posting # 4319; shadow # 4972

Multiple Position Numbers: Yes

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Human Medicine


Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100%


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Position Summary: The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University seeks candidates for two positions at the tenured Associate or Professor level with training and an established research record (i.e., scholarship and external funding) in neurodegenerative protein misfolding disorders including, synucleinopathies or tauopathies. The protein misfolding research group is housed within the Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine (TSMM) which includes established, federally funded research programs in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Candidates will be expected to have a successful and actively funded research program, the ability to build or contribute to team-based research endeavors, and provide vision to help guide the protein misfolding research program. Those attaining positions within TSMM will be expected to contribute to the research, instructional and service missions of the unit. MSU offers an extremely competitive salary, benefits and startup package. This a unique opportunity to influence and help lead a rapidly developing world-class translational research program in neurodegenerative protein misfolding diseases.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements A Ph.D., DVM, MD or DO with training and experience and with a primary research program in tauopathies or synucleinopathies. The successful candidates will (1) have a strong record of investigator-initiated research, peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding, (2) have a distinctive, internationally-recognized body of work, (3) be considered a thought leader within their subdiscipline and (4) have the ability to provide leadership and guidance in the maintenance and growth of the protein misfolding research group.

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Desired Qualifications: Applicants may come from disciplines including neuroscience, cell biology, genetics, physiology, molecular biology or similar and preferentially hold a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or D.O/Ph.D. Applicants with experience in the biology of protein misfolding are especially encouraged to apply. . Candidates with a research program focused on translational research and experience in implementing clinical trials are also highly desirable. A solid track record of formal instruction, mentoring of pre- and postdoctoral trainees and community outreach is desired.

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

Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, CV, research funding, and research interests to

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Jack W. Lipton/Professor and Chair/

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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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