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Faculty - Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Faculty - Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Biomedical Sciences

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Overview:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with primary responsibilities for medical student education in basic and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of educators working to develop and deliver an integrated medical curriculum utilizing innovative approaches. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience in graduate or medical education. Opportunities to engage in clinical service and/or clinical research appropriate to training and licensure may be available.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include serving as the course director of an integrated organ-based foundational biomedical science course for medical students, as well as teaching in undergraduate and graduate medical curricula. It is expected that faculty will be engaged in scholarly activities in areas such as medical education, curriculum design, learner and curriculum assessment, and/or clinical research. Participation in institutional service also is expected.  The position offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits in a progressive environment. Generous support for professional development will be provided.

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must have a PharmD, PhD, and/or MD degree. Clinical experience and experience teaching in a clinical environment is desirable but not required.

                                                                                                                                                              

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.

WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.

The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.

WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Peter Vollbrecht, Physiology Assistant Professor at [email protected] or 269.337.4495; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at: https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1751/faculty---pharmacology-and-therapeutics/job

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Western Michigan University is a national research university enrolling nearly 24,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among America's more than 4,600 higher education institutions.

 

WMU combines the resources of a major research university with the personal attention and friendly atmosphere often found at a small college. Taking full advantage of that combination gives students the edge they need to succeed in graduate school, the workplace and life.

Students attending WMU enjoy top-notch programs, teachers, facilities and hands-on learning opportunities. They expect and receive one-on-one attention from senior-level faculty members and quickly find that advisors, career specialists, mentors and tutors are within easy reach. In addition, most classes are relatively small in size and taught by the University's full-time professors.

The University offers 147 bachelor's, 73 master's and 30 doctoral programs, along with one program leading to the specialist degree and several others that lead to graduate-level certificates. These programs are offered through seven degree-granting colleges: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Education and Human Development, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fine Arts, Haworth College of Business, and Health and Human Services.

Many programs rank among the top of their kind in the country, giving WMU a national or international reputation as one of the best places to study in fields as varied as aviation flight science, creative writing, engineering management technology, evaluation, experimental atomic physics, geology, integrated supply management, jazz studies, medieval studies, occupational therapy, paper engineering, psychology, sales and business marketing, and speech pathology.

 

Faculty members have been trained at the world's leading universities and bring a global perspective to the classroom. A majority of these scholars have a passion for research as well as teaching. They not only share their cutting-edge work in the classroom, but also welcome undergraduate and graduate students alike into their research laboratories and creative studios.

 

WMU creates a learning environment that is not only challenging, but also supportive and inclusive. A wide range of resources and services focus on academic and career success, with several dedicated to meeting the special needs of such select groups as first-year students, transfer students, military veterans and youths who have aged out of the foster care system.

The University’s robust academic environment is bolstered by some of the best instructional and cultural facilities in the Midwest, and ongoing improvements are reshaping the housing and dining system so it is more in tune with the needs of today’s students. Meanwhile, the University consistently earns national awards for sustainability as well as praise for the beauty of its park-like campus.

 

Among the University’s notable facilities are a world-class aviation campus; a state-of-the-art science complex; new buildings devoted to education, chemistry and the visual arts; a high-tech home for health and human services programs; a cutting-edge engineering campus that includes the thriving Business Technology and Research Park; a large, well-equipped student recreation center; and one of the nation’s top 10 theatres.

 

Students come to WMU from around the world, with representatives of minority groups making up 21 percent of the student body and international students 8 percent. They enjoy a vibrant campus atmosphere featuring nearly 400 student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, professional associations, faith-based groups, club sports and hobby groups. The University also provides acclaimed arts programs, a lively cultural calendar, and numerous intramural, health and fitness programs. 

 

Innovation, engagement with the communities it serves, and outreach to enhance economic development are University hallmarks. For instance, the aviation campus and Business Technology and Research Park are components of Michigan's economic development zones, while the centers for Biological Imaging and for Biosciences Research and Commercialization contribute to the state's life sciences business sector.

 

Most recently, WMU and local philanthropists joined with Kalamazoo’s two world-class teaching hospitals to develop the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, which began enrolling students in fall 2014 and is stimulating economic growth as well as life sciences innovation in the region and state. Also in 2014, the University affiliated with the most diverse private law school in the United States to form the WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

 

During recent years, the University has helped to launch more than 30 startup companies through collaborative life science research and commercialization activities and has given students unprecedented opportunities to start their own businesses. In addition, it supports scores of research centers and public-service clinics that work in tandem with partners around the state and nation to make new discoveries and improve the health and well-being of the citizenry.

WMU also extends its reach by offering quality academic and professional development programs online and at eight regional locations in the Michigan cities of Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Royal Oak and Traverse City.

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