Foundational Sciences - Medical Faculty (Assistant, Associate, Professor)

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Mount Pleasant, MICHIGAN

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Foundational Sciences - Medical Faculty (Assistant, Associate, Professor)
College/Unit College of Medicine
Home Department College of Medicine
Employee Group Medical Faculty
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Position Classification Medical Faculty
Position Begin Date
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMED) is seeking two highly qualified faculty members with expertise and teaching experience in areas of: 1) behavioral science, and 2) biochemistry and/or pathophysiology. Successful candidates will join our Foundation Science Department and participate in the delivery of an innovative and integrated medical school curriculum. CMED faculty work as part of an interdisciplinary team of basic sciences and clinical faculty and collectively assume the role of ongoing development, review and revision of the curriculum. Candidates must therefore be capable of assuming a key educational role, working with other faculty in delivering a cross-disciplinary and inquiry-based medical school curriculum that includes case-based and team-based learning. Assistant, Associate or Professor rank will be determined based on the candidates’ credentials.

While these are predominantly teaching positions, the college provides opportunity for administrative duties and scholarly research. Our teaching faculty engage in research in their areas of basic science expertise and collaborate in medical education research. The college recognizes scholarly activity including: the advancement of new theories, practices and principles; the expansion and interpretation of existing ideas; the development of educational resources; more traditional forms of research; or the improvement and application of knowledge, especially in new settings. These are non tenure-track positions and start date in negotiable. CMU College of Medicine encourages applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minorities to apply.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree (PhD, MD/DO)
Experience in, and strong commitment to, innovative approaches to education and learning.
Ability or commitment to facilitate interactive learning in large and small group settings.
Strong collaborative and communication skills.
Candidates interested in advanced rank must have significant relevant medical school teaching experience of high quality in both large and small group settings as well as evidence of scholarship.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Evidence of working in teams is essential.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching behavioral or social sciences, pathophysiology, biochemistry or closely related disciplines
Experience with cross-disciplinary teaching
Documented experience in patient-, case-, and/or problem-based medical education
Experience with, or a strong knowledge of, pedagogical approaches such as team-based learning
All areas of scholarly activity will be considered, but preference will be given for scholarly activity and experience related to medical education research

Message to Applicants

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About the Department

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. To learn more about the College of Medicine, visit the college website .

Posting Begins 10/10/2019
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded more than 125 years ago to meet Michigan’s need for teachers and business leaders, Central Michigan University prepares students to become leaders and changemakers in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 22,000 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. We offer approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels — many of which are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5 percent of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes are achieving great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing titles in Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. The city is a short drive from other major Michigan destinations including Grand Rapids and Detroit, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and more.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

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