Associate Professor - Fixed Term

Job Details

Job no: 844680
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Pediatrics And Human Development 10022641
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%)
Working/Functional Title

Ast/Asc Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Michigan State University Department of Pediatrics and Human Development seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor in the study of pediatric precision medicine. Areas of interest particular to this position include neuroscience and the roles of epigenetics and genomics in developmental biology. This position will be based at the College of Human Medicine's Grand Rapids campus.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of precision pediatrics researchers across several Michigan State University campuses, and with investigators at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital/Corewell Health West and the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids.

This position is open at the assistant professor and associate professor levels, with rank and salary commensurate with experience.

Review of applications begins on 2/14/2023.

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 -Neuroscience, Genomics, Epigenetics, or a related field.

Minimum Requirements

Only candidates holding an MD, DO, and/or PhD in a related field will be eligible for consideration. Physician candidates must be board-certified or eligible for certification, and all candidates must be eligible for fixed-term appointment with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Desired Qualifications

A strong record of extramural funding is preferred.

Required Application Materials

Letter of application, including:

  • A personal statement.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • History of research funding.
  • A list of 3 potential references, and their contact information (name, address, email, and telephone) -- These references will not be contacted without notice to the applicant.
  • A DEI statement describing past role(s) in diversifying staff and student bodies and promoting a sense of community at previous institutions.
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Department Statement

Established in 1968 with the formation of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development seeks to balance behavioral science, basic biological research, and clinical pediatrics into a comprehensive approach to the health and development of the child and the family.

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: Jan 31, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 31, 2025 Eastern Standard Time


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