Ast/Asc/Full Professor Research - Fixed Term

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 816146
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Osteopathic Medical Specialties Com 10034467
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

Ast/Asc/Full Professor Research - Fixed Term

Position Summary

Foundation Professor Dr. Terrie Taylor will be retiring in the 2024-2025 academic year and given the complexity of her contributions to MSU-COM, a robust search is required to identify her replacement.

Her successor will be expected to continue to teach Global Health for MSU-COM pre-clinical students, coordinate the Malawi elective for final year students, and represent MSU-COM “on the ground” in Malawi. The potential scope of this representation is broad and will be defined by the applicant’s skills and experience in conjunction with identified needs in Malawi. Research experience with a track record of grant funding OR research training in a relevant area OR a relevant technical/pedagogical skill are required. Applicants should be Board certified in their specialty, preferably with additional training in another educational or research-related avenue (educational fellowship, ID fellowship, MPH).

The position requires living in the MSU House in Blantyre while working in Malawi for 4-6 months per year. During this time, Dr. Taylor’s successor will oversee the MSU medical students on elective (who will also be living in or on the grounds of the MSU House in Blantyre). They will also actively contribute to teaching, clinical and/or research activities in the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS, formerly known as the University of Malawi College of Medicine), building on existing collaborative relationships when appropriate.

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


Minimum Requirements
  • Physician, licensed to practice in the United States and eligible for a Michigan medical license.
  • Advanced research skills with a robust track record of funding.
Desired Qualifications
  • Supplemental training in Tropical Medicine or Infectious Disease or Global Health or Master's in Public Health in addition to doctorate.
  • Global Health teaching experience.
  • International supervision of students.
  • International conduct of research.
Required Application Materials

Cover letter with current Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

List of all prior and current grants and their funding status

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Summary of Physical Demands
  • May need to help with transferring patients if working on the clinical ward.
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to tolerate high temperatures/humidity.

Summary of Health Risks
  • Exposure to tropical diseases including malaria
  • Ability to take malaria prophylaxis

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: Sep 27, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 27, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


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  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
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