WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Faculty - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/12/2021 4:32 PM)
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) invites applications for two open rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor positions within the Department of Biomedical Sciences starting as soon as Fall 2021. Successful candidates will share responsibilities for medical student education in basic and/or clinical pharmacology. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of educators committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and scholarship who are enthusiastic to mentor junior faculty. WMed is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and the Biomedical Sciences Department and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to apply.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until both positions are filled.



  • Teaching: Responsibilities for this position include teaching pharmacology content throughout the preclinical years (M1 and M2), as well as serving as the director of a 4-6 week course within an integrated organ-based foundational biomedical science curriculum for medical students. Additional teaching opportunities may exist within the Masters of Biomedical Sciences, core clinical clerkships and/or graduate medical curriculum. The successful candidate will have a clear interest in teaching.
  • Scholarship: Successful candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities that result in publications and professional presentations. WMed recognizes innovative teaching and scholarship as a basis for promotion. Scholarly work currently performed in the department ranges from medical education to bench and clinical research. Opportunities may be available for PharmD and MD applicants to engage in clinical service and/or clinical research appropriate to training and licensure.
  • Service: Participation in department and institutional service is expected.


Qualified applicants must have a PhD in pharmacology or a related field, a PharmD, or a MD degree.


The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for and a commitment to medical education.


The position offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits in a progressive environment.


Generous professional development support will be provided.


About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess 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. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 


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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