The Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine invites applications for two full-time, twelve-month faculty positions with primary responsibilities for medical student education in the basic sciences. Applications for positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be considered and are available immediately. Candidates with expertise in any foundational biomedical science will be considered, but preference will be given to those with expertise in the disciplines of immunology, microbiology and infectious disease, pathophysiology or anatomical sciences.
The successful candidates will join an established and collaborative group of dedicated biomedical science educators to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop and deliver an integrated medical curriculum that emphasizes innovative educational technologies and approaches. Responsibilities will include serving as the director of a course within an integrated curriculum for medical students, as well as additional teaching in the medical curriculum and in a bridge to MD graduate degree program. Faculty are expected to engage 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 also exist. The position offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits in a progressive environment. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
Qualified applicants must have a PhD or MD degree, and should have previous classroom teaching experience in graduate and/or medical education.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
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 and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension 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. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). 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 the 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 $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
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. 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.
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