Michigan State University

Assistant/Associate Prof - Fixed Term (Multidisciplinary Educator in the Basic Sciences)

Human Medicine Dean's Office

Position Summary

The Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for a multidisciplinary educator in the basic sciences. In 2016, the College of Human Medicine (CHM) implemented an innovative new curriculum, envisioned to be responsive to the needs of students and faculty in a new technological era and a new medical landscape. This new curriculum, the Shared Discovery Curriculum, provides integrated content organized around patient complaints and concerns. It is an experience-based curriculum where medical students learn by doing. The ideal candidate would be a basic science educator with a demonstrated background in higher education and an interest in expanding their teaching portfolio in the basic medical sciences (physiology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, histology, neuroscience, anatomy and pathology).

Our novel medical education curriculum integrates basic and social sciences with clinical experiences starting soon after matriculation. During the first year, students are placed in primary care settings throughout Lansing and Grand Rapids communities. Second year students rotate through several different types of clinical settings including respiratory therapy, hospice and palliative care, pediatric wards, adult wards, and emergency medicine. The Late Clinical Experiences include clerkships in the primary specialties and elective rotations and occurs in the community campuses across Michigan. In addition to the integrated curriculum during clinical experiences, students engage in intensive study of basic sciences, epidemiology, health policy and other social sciences during intersessions at the end of years one and two. The Late Clinical Experience also includes Advanced Skills and Knowledge courses which span the entire last two years.

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.

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Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree including MD, DO, PhD or equivalent in one of the medical basic sciences including physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, or pathology/pathobiology, genetics, or cell/developmental biology; teaching experience with multiple educational modalities; experience working with faculty teams; and demonstrated effectiveness working with students at a variety of performance levels. In addition, experience in any of the following areas is desirable: curriculum design; learner assessment; program level management; experience in medical education scholarship; and demonstrated collaborative approach to academic governance. Academic department and rank will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.

Required Application Materials

Application materials should include:

  1. a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position, including previous experience and accomplishments;
  2. a statement of commitment to diversity;
  3. a current curriculum vitae; and
  4. the names of three references, who will not be contacted without your consent.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: msu.edu/together-we-will/

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



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.

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Last updated: 2022-10-30