The Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMED) is seeking a highly qualified tenure track/tenured faculty in the Neuroscience discipline. Successful candidates will become part of a growing research community at the College of Medicine. CMU’s neuroscience program consists of faculty members whose work focuses on neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and stroke. Successful candidate will become part of a growing cohort to broaden and deepen current work, and to increase the extramural funding and research productivity of the program. CMU will provide a competitive space and start-up package to support the development of an externally funded robust research program.
Individuals will be considered at the Assistant, Association and Professor rank. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in graduate medical education with time protected for research and research administration.
Research at CMEDIn addition to training future physicians for clinical excellence, CMED intends to grow its existing research programs to train clinician-scientists to explore areas of inquiry relevant to its mission. Even though research in the College of Medicine is new, its researchers are already receiving recognition for their investigation and findings. Part of CMED’s vision is to promote a collaboration of investigators on the Mt. Pleasant and Saginaw campuses that will engage faculty, students, residents and regional professionals in clinical and health systems research. CMED researchers have already secured notable extramural funding including $1.6M in NIH funding in 2018 across 9 awards.
CMED is eager to establish and develop health services and population health research programs, aimed at integrating students and faculty in research dedicated to understanding and improving health care in rural and medically underserved environments. Opportunities abound to leverage existing relationships across Michigan and the upper Midwest and to form new partnerships with both public and private partners to advance research in the service of rural and underserved urban communities. Potential opportunities include:
Working with The Dow Chemical Company, the world’s second largest chemical producer, which is headquartered in Midland and has a longstanding history of epidemiologic research with well over 200 publications and a database that has tracked US employees since 1940. Expanding the partnership with the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA), a well-established multi-stakeholder, community collaboration working to achieve a community of health excellence for the 14-county region it serves. MiHIA has a broad portfolio with partnerships and funding from the CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and numerous others.
Expanding collaboration with the other six colleges at CMU to build research stemming from the recently created interdisciplinary center for community health and wellness.
Building on the strong relationship with local tribal leaders to identify health disparities and improvement initiatives for that community.
Further the existing partnership with the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance (GLBRA) and MiHIA to find ways to conduct research into the transformational THRIVE (Transforming Health Regionally in a Vibrant Economy) initiative. and its portfolio impact on both health and the regional economy.
Collaborating with existing hospital partners for clinical data available part of one of Michigan Clinically Integrated Network.
As a pillar of the central Michigan community with leaders who are connected and influential in the region, CMED offers virtually unlimited opportunities for collaborative research. Candidates who are passionate about conducting large scale, “big data” driven longitudinal research on improving health outcomes in underserved areas will find this area rich in resources and desire.
Research Facilities: In September 2016, CMU completed the largest capital project in its history – a $95M Biosciences Building. The four-story, 169,000-square-foot open floor plan building features state-of-the-art laboratories, a multipurpose auditorium, an active-learning classroom and modern study spaces.
Additionally, a 12,600 square-foot state-of-the-art research facility for CMED faculty opened in 2013 on CMU’s Mt. Pleasant campus. The laboratories are designed to conduct bio-medical research in an open concept environment, while pursuing projects that will contribute to groundbreaking discoveries in medicine. The facility houses a cell-culture facility and a vivarium. The research area supports five CMED faculty and three post-doctoral trainees. Two CMED faculty are housed in the Health Professions building as part of the very successful interdisciplinary neuroscience program. One faculty member, requiring and insectarium, is housed in the Biosciences Building.
To Apply: CMU CMED encourages applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minority groups to apply. Applications must be submitted on-line at: https://www.jobs.cmich.edu. Keyword College of Medicine. Historically underrepresented groups in medicine are encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. Electronically attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research/scholarly interest, and a list of three professional references, including phone numbers and email addresses. Questions can be directed to Sarah Whitman, Search Committee Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 989-774-7213.
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Doctoral degree, PhD or MD/DO, neuroscience, neuroanatomy, or closely related field
Strong collaborative and communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity by supporting a diverse and inclusive environment.
Preference given to those meeting CMED criteria for an advanced rank. Advanced rank must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field and have an established and recognized area of scholarly activity as demonstrated by publications and/or external funding
Demonstrated experience in patient-, case-, and/or problem-based medical education
Internal Number: 29119
About Central Michigan University College of Medicine
About CMU College of Medicine: The CMU College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2013. The innovative medical school curriculum is designed to prepare students for practice in mid- to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, with particular attention to primary care needs in the region. The program is housed in a new facility with advanced technology for teaching. For more information, visit College’s website.
About CMU: Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide. CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate educatio...n for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked. Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms. With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.