The College of Human Medicine seeks candidates for 3-4 tenure system positions to help build a growing academic program of public health centered in Flint, MI at the rank of Ast/Asc/Full Professor. The goal is to expand a strong, energetic cohort of public health researchers who are dedicated to academic excellence and research that improves the health and well-being of the communities around them. Funding for these positions is provided by the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Michigan State University Global Impact Initiative. Both 12-month and 9-month appointments are possible. To build academic expertise that is optimally responsive to the public health needs of the Flint community, the program seeks candidates in the following areas:
community-based participatory research, implementation science, and/or health policy research;
prevention research and/or work with families across the life span;
intervention and health services research; and
health psychology, including social, clinical, or developmental approaches.
Identified areas of need include research to address substance abuse, mental health, smoking, obesity, maternal and child health, chronic diseases including cancer and cardiovascular illness, stress and coping, prevention/detection health behaviors, health disparities, sexually transmitted infections, access to care, and social and built environmental determinants of health including violence, safety, education, poverty, and unemployment. In the context of recent challenges in Flint, there is also interest in expertise related to adverse childhood experiences/toxic stress mitigation, developmental neuroscience, nutrition, environmental health, community readiness, or related topics under the recently-launched Pediatric Public Health Initiative.
We seek researchers who are, or soon will be, R01-level principal investigators with a commitment to the health and well-being of underserved populations and communities. While based in Flint, faculty will be expected to collaborate across multiple disciplines at MSU and with health care and health system leaders to improve health and advance the delivery of care across diverse populations. Funding for these positions will be based on which faculty and projects the candidates are working. A list of Faculty and projects within the Division can be found at: http://www.publichealth.msu.edu.
Doctorate -A PhD, DrPH or similar in Public Health
A PhD, DrPH, or similar in a field such as public health, health services research, health economics, social/health psychology, developmental psychology, clinical disciplines (including clinical psychology, social work, medicine, pediatrics, nutrition, etc.), sociology, food science/human nutrition, health communications, and epidemiology; MD or DO may be considered.
Successful applicants will have an established investigator-initiated research program and a record of NIH or related federal funding (ie, PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, DoD, USDA, etc.) and peer-reviewed journal/articles.
Assistant Professor level positions require postdoctoral training, a K-award, R21 or R34 funding and/or other evidence of preparation to become R01 principal investigators.
Associate Professor or Professor level applicants require a significant record of external funding and scholarship and the ability to build teams/clusters of scientists focusing on related topics.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams is essential.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter (personal statement that should include how this opportunity aligns with both current research emphases and career aspirations),
research interest (statement of current and future research plans),
contact information (address, e-mail and phone) for four references (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references).
Applicants should submit a letter of application including a personal statement, curriculum vitae, history of research funding, statement of current and future research plans, and contact information (address, e-mail and phone) for four references (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references). The personal statement should, among other things, indicate how this opportunity aligns with both current research emphases and career aspirations.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until July 31, 2021. For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Questions may be directed to Todd Lucas, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Lucastod@msu.edu.
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