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Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 723682
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Human Medicine Dean 10022430
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Part Time (1-49.9%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

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Position Summary

The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University invites applicants for the position of Learning Society Fellow to participate in the undergraduate medical education in the Shared Discovery Curriculum. CHM Learning Society Fellows participate during the Early Clinical Experience phase (Year 1) and the Middle Clinical Experience phase (Year 2) of the medical school curriculum. CHM Learning Society Fellows will engage in various activities in support of student learning. Through these interactions with students, fellows are expected to develop long-term supportive relationships with small groups of students.

Learning Society Fellows are responsible for case-based small group instruction, small group debriefing of students’ clinical experiences, and meetings with students for coaching, mentoring and reviewing student portfolios. Fellows also provide coverage and back-up for small groups. Faculty fellows with a background in basic or social sciences also act as resources for students and other fellows. All fellows are expected to complete the required documentation of small group and individual student meetings on a timely basis. CHM Learning Society Fellows participate in weekly faculty development and faculty working sessions, as well as participate in learning society activities. Learning Society Fellows will have the possibility to participate in educational scholarship related to the work of the learning societies.

The academic rank will be determined based on the candidates qualifications. This position is 27.5%, appointed on an annual basis. New fellows are interviewed on an as-needed basis when teaching positions become available.

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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Learning society fellows must have a PhD or equivalent in basic or social sciences, or an MD/DO or equivalent and hold a valid medical license. Applicant should have a minimum of three years of experience teaching medical students or residents.

Required Application Materials

Application materials to be uploaded must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position, experience and accomplishments in teaching including why you want to be a part of the CHM Learning Societies; curriculum vitae; letter of support for this position and the names of three faculty references who are familiar with your educational activities.

Special Instructions

For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Jonathan Gold, MD at or 517-355-6601.

Review of Applications Begins On


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: Aug 11, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 11, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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