WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Faculty - Biomedical Physiology

US-MI-Kalamazoo
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1259
# of Openings
1
Category
Faculty
Target Salary
NA

Overview

The Department of Biomedical Sciences of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with primary responsibilities for medical student education in the basic sciences. Candidates with expertise in basic or applied human physiology, pathophysiology, cell and molecular physiology, or translational biomedical physiology will be considered.  Qualified applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD degree.  The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of biomedical science educators working to develop and deliver an integrated medical curriculum utilizing innovative approaches. Preference will be given to applicants with previous classroom teaching experience in graduate or medical education.  Responsibilities will include serving as the course director of an integrated organ based foundational biomedical science course for second year medical students.

Responsibilities

It is expected that faculty will be engaged in scholarly activities in areas such as medical education, curriculum design, or learner and curriculum assessment. Opportunities to train and guide medical students in basic research techniques is possible.  The position offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits in a progressive environment, and is open to consideration at all faculty ranks.

Qualifications

Candidates with expertise in basic or applied human physiology, pathophysiology, cell and molecular physiology, or translational biomedical physiology will be considered.  Qualified applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD degree.

 

As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. The program leading to the MD degree was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and the inaugural class began in 2014. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in eight residencies and two fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.  

 

Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.

 

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug-and tobacco-free workplace.

 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans

 

 

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