The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University invite applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates demonstrating a strong track record of publication and extramural funding may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. Ideal applicants will have expertise in toxico/pharmacogenomics or neuropharmacology. Importantly, strong candidates in other areas of toxicology are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will join a departmental faculty of ~40 faculty with pharmacology/toxicology expertise in the fields of aging; cancer; cardiovascular research; computation and genomics; drug discovery; environmental toxicology; gastrointestinal/genitourinary research; immune cell pathology; liver pathology; neuroscience. Successful candidates will participate in the preclinical training of DVM students and the advising, mentoring, and education of Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate students.
Michigan State University has outstanding department, college and university-wide basic and translational research programs that provide ample opportunity for collaborative research. This includes the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, two human medical schools, and many basic science departments. Additional opportunities for collaboration exist with investigators at the Applied Immunology Center for Education and Research, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Precision Health, and a new Center of Excellence in Imaging and Image-Guided Therapies. Core facilities include advanced microscopy, proteomics, statistics, high-performance computing, genomics, and flow cytometry, to name a few. Support is available for grant writing, locating external funding resources, and processing grant submissions pre- and post-approval. Numerous internal funding opportunities are available to support emerging research programs. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in graduate education programs at MSU, including the Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology (CMIB) and BioMolecular Science (BMS) programs. The College of Veterinary Medicine has active faculty development and mentorship programs to facilitate career progression.
Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses, and the University is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers, and leaders. East Lansing's collegiate atmosphere is complemented by the low cost of living with convenient access to large cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall, offers various seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit www.puremichigan.org for more details. Scientific and personal travel are made easy by proximity to several major international airports.
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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.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DVM, DO, MD or equivalent)
The successful applicant will have a record of outstanding scholarship and leadership with the ability to maintain a highly productive and extramurally funded research program. The applicant will display excellent communication skills and contribute to the teaching and service missions of the University.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit electronically on the MSU Careers website:www.careers.msu.edu the following application materials:
Cover Letter of Intent
Statement of Research Goals (3-5 pages), with up to three relevant manuscripts
Statement of Teaching and Commitment to Mentoring (1-2 pages)
List of three references. Please include full contact information (address, email and phone). The search committee will not contact references without first notifying the candidate.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement. Submit a description of your past experiences and contributions to inclusive excellence. Also submit a brief description of your ideas for future initiatives that you would like to implement in support of MSU College of Veterinary Medicine's commitment to inclusive excellence (https://com.msu.edu/about-us/diversity-inclusion-safety/initiatives).
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.
Interested individuals wishing for more information are invited and encouraged to contact the search committee chair:
Dr. James Luyendyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Michigan State University, Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Food Safety Building, 1129 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824.
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Summary of Health Risks
Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
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.
At the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at Michigan State University, we combine integrative research, active learning and intellectual enrichment to prepare the student for advancement and leadership in their chosen field.
The mission of the college is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal and protect. We, as a College, aim to identify, attract, and retain talented students, faculty, and staff reflective of the diversity of the populations in our state, the nation, and the world. Our academic, scholarly, and service roles, considered separately and collectively, form the foundation of an inclusive culture that is committed to respecting, nurturing, and advancing all individuals.
The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at https://cvm.msu.edu/about/strategic-planning-2021-26/goals to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine's goals, strategies and progress.
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