Assist/Assoc Professor Health Programs Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 692655
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Osteopathic Surgical Specialties 10034628
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Health Care Professional, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assist/Assoc Professor Health Programs Fixed Term

Position Summary

Orthopedics / Spine Surgery -- Associate / Assistant Professor position

The Michigan State University division of spine and orthopedics seeks board eligible / board certified candidate for a full time, Associate / Assistant Professor faculty position in the spine and orthopedic surgery division.

The department is particularly interested in individuals with a commitment to inclusive excellence and a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who can strengthen MSUCOM's commitment to DEI, as identified in our Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety plan (

We have a growing clinical program that provides a broad range of opportunities for clinical practice, teaching, and research. The position includes a strong clinical focus on inpatient and outpatient surgical patient care, with active participation in the clinical education of orthopedic surgery residents within an ACGME accredited, orthopedic surgery residency program, as well as education of diverse medical students at Michigan State University.

Ortho-Spine faculty provide clinical care and procedures in MSU's office space. Inpatient care and surgical procedures are performed at McLaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow Hospital with optional ASC block time available. Both hospitals are fully equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and support high case volumes. Each hospital has two DaVinci Xi robots with teaching consoles to support resident educational needs.

MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and has one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. The MSU Division of Urology has an established clinical program that provides a broad range of opportunities for clinical practice, teaching, and research. MSU's health colleges (Osteopathic Medicine, Human Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine) collaborate to provide high quality medical care, research, and education.

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. MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The department is particularly interested in individuals with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service.

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 -Medicine

Minimum Requirements

DO or MD degree or equivalent; meets required qualifications for a State of Michigan medical license.

Board eligible or board certified in orthopedic surgery.

Residency training in orthopedic surgery.

Desired Qualifications

Fellowship training or significant experience in spine and/or orthopedic surgery is recommended.

Required Application Materials

(1) CV

(2) Cover letter

(3) List of three references. The search committee will not contact references without first notifying the candidate.

(4) Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion (DEI) statement. Description of past experiences and contributions to inclusive excellence. Brief description of ideas for future initiatives that you would like to implement in support of MSUCOM’s commitment to inclusive excellence (

Special Instructions

Please direct questions to the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties,[email protected]

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Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions. TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium. Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to chemotherapy, formaldehyde, etc.


Department Statement

The Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties includes full-time, part-time and clinical faculty who contribute towards education, research, and clinical aspects of the surgical specialties. These include the divisions of anesthesiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology (clinical and surgical), orthopedic research, orthopedic surgery (including spinal reconstruction), podiatry, and urological surgery. The department trains osteopathic students for the practice of medicine and surgery by developing college curriculum through the organization of classroom, hospital, clinic, and specialty programs that provide the highest quality education and role modeling. We are committed to developing and assisting in quality research programs, as well as in community health services and continuing medical educational programs that serve the profession, the medical community at large, and the public to improve the quality of health services for all.

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.

Advertised: Feb 16, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 16, 2023 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 2/16/2023
Work Type: Full Time