Associate Professor-Fixed Term

East Lansing
May 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Assist/Assoc Professor; Res Dev Director

Position Summary 

The College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University seeks a leader to advance and oversee an outstanding, interdisciplinary, nationally prominent research development program for faculty, residents and medical students. The faculty member will be expected to develop clinical, epidemiological, and quality improvement scholarly activity among the core faculty of the Statewide Campus System (SCS)specialty groups (Physician Administration Committees-PACs) and residency programs.

It is expected that the candidate will also develop an elective/credit course; ‘Biomedical Research Structure and Methods’ for medical students, residents and faculty. The candidate will be expected to work with established MSU research faculty to strengthen and link existing research programs and identify research opportunities for medical students and residents.

The faculty research development program has special importance in view of the recent ACGME requirements for scholarly activity for faculty and residents in residency programs.  The candidate will work with SCS specialty groups (Physician Administration Committees-PACs) and individual community based hospitals to develop research among faculty and residents in the ACGME clinical environment review pathways: quality improvement, patient safety, care transitions, supervision, resiliency and wellness, and professionalism.  The candidate is expected to meet with core faculty to develop community-based clinical research initiatives resulting in peer-reviewed published articles and presentations to fulfill ACGME requirements.  In the development of an infrastructure for community based clinical research, the candidate will work to develop not only scholarly activity with faculty, but faculty mentoring skills in research to enable residents to fulfill specialty research requirements.   The candidate must possess communication skills that facilitate the development of research projects and research infrastructure across multiple community based residency program sites, addressing community based systemic challenges in developing and publishing scholarly activity.


The candidate is expected toorganize the research development program for medical students accordingto the following outline. The elective course ‘Biomedical Research Structureand Methods’ for first-year medical students in the second semester will alsoinclude workshops. Third semester medical students who have taken the coursemay apply for participation in research projects under the rubric of OST 599(minimum of 6hours per week). Selection of medical students forparticipation in research projects will be based on multiple criteria includingacademic performance. Research opportunities for medical students will beidentified and faculty will be matched with medical student’s researchinterests and goals. Medical students will be encouraged to continue researchprojects until at least the end of their sixth semester, depending on theprogress of their research project and relationship with matched faculty.Medical students will be encouraged to present their research projects asposters at national conferences and write manuscript.


This is a fixed-term, twelve-monthappointment with effort distributed across administration, teaching andresearch.


Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Candidate must hold MD/DO orequivalent medical degree and an advanced (Masters or doctoral) researchdegree. Scholarly activity that meets the minimum expectations of anAssistant/Associate Professor rank according to the criteria of the College ofOsteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University is also required. Thecandidate should also demonstrate evidence of leadership in establishing aresearch development program.


Desired Qualifications

The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff.


Required Application Materials

Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Other Document

References: Provide names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 4 individuals acting as references to be uploaded as “other document”

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on June 14 and continue until the position has been filled.



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