Faculty Position in Pharmacology and Toxicology

Michigan State University Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

United States

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks an experienced educator for a fixed-term faculty position to teach Pharmacology and Toxicology on the East Lansing Campus.


Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is particularly interested in individuals committed to inclusive excellence and a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who can strengthen MSUCOM's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), as identified in our Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety plan (https://com.msu.edu/about-us/diversity-inclusion-safety). MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and has one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. The MSU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has an established education program that provides a broad range of opportunities for teaching at multiple levels in multiple colleges within the University. MSU's health colleges (Osteopathic Medicine, Human Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine) collaborate to provide high-quality medical care, research, and education.

The successful; applicant will develop a teaching program that will provide students with a foundational knowledge of pharmacology while preparing students for the appropriate board examinations. Candidates should also be interested in integrating relevant and current evidence-based medicine into the basic science content and in collaborating with interdisciplinary teams (basic scientists and clinicians) to effectively deliver pharmacology content across a wide variety of topics in undergraduate medical education.

Responsibilities will include the presentation of lectures and laboratory sessions, creation of learning and assessment instruments (including hard copy and online), grading student performance, holding office hours and help sessions, addressing student queries via email, online chat rooms, course-specific websites, and managing all aspects of course administration sessions, including interacting with online course management systems. In addition, the incumbent to this position will assist in developing learning materials and will participate in an array of teaching modalities, including small-group and team-based learning, simulations, and assessment. The primary duty will be to develop and deliver content on Pharmacology and clinical aspects of drug therapy to DO students. Organization and administration of various aspects of DO student Pharmacology teaching may involve case discussions. In addition to teaching in the DO curriculum, there will be opportunities to teach in the Pharmacology and Toxicology PhD. program and the undergraduate Minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology. MSU COM has three campuses; therefore, there is extensive use of remote communications technology for organizational meetings and content delivery. Some travel to Southeast Michigan may also be required. Scholarly work opportunities will be encouraged and supported. This Academic appointment will be with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The position will be full-time (90-100% teaching). A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities globally, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  MSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to reflect our commitment to maintain the University's excellence and offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The department is particularly interested in individuals with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service.

Min. Qualifications: PharmD, Pharmacology and or Toxicology PhD degree, DO, MD or an equivalent degree plus three (3) years of prior teaching or clinical precepting experience.


Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with evidence-based medicine, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience in active learning teaching methods, experience with online course management software, familiarity with the NBOME COMLEX and FBS exams, and the USMLE Step exams, and knowledge of what makes a "great first-day resident." Additional requirements include a strong interest in teaching and excellent written and oral communication skills.


Familiarity with various instructional technologies and techniques, including active learning techniques, is desirable but not required.


Degree Requirements:

PharmD, Pharmacology and or Toxicology PhD degree, DO, MD or equivalent.


Required Application Materials:

(1) CV

(2) Cover letter

(3) Teaching philosophy

(4) List of three references.  The search committee will not contact references without first notifying the candidate. 

(5) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement. Submit a description of your past experiences and contributions to inclusive excellence including a brief description of your ideas for future initiatives that you would like to implement to support MSUCOM's commitment to inclusive excellence (https://com.msu.edu/about-us/diversity-inclusion-safety/initiatives).


Interested applicants should apply at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507507/ast-asc-professor-fixed-term

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