Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

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Job Info

Job no: 698988
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Family Medicine, Department Of 10022332
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Health Care Professional, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

The Department of Family Medicine in the College of Human Medicine (CHM) at Michigan State University is seeking a chair to provide strategic and academic leadership. CHM was founded in 1964 with the mission to "serve the people" by educating physicians for the state of Michigan with a focus on primary care. CHM has come of age, earning a national reputation for its history of advancement and innovation in medical education and developing a research-intensive portfolio ranging from translational and computational science to public health and health disparities research.

CHM has built a robust network of clinical partners throughout the State of Michigan in order to provide students with comprehensive training in clinical settings that parallel the environment in which most physicians practice. The college now admits 190 students per year with a focus on mission and ranks among the nation's top 10% in terms of the diversity of its student body. The college has been successful in recruiting a student body from diverse gender, ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds. The chair will be expected to embrace the strong culture of diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention of faculty who create a welcoming environment for all students and who help address the challenges of society.

The Department of Family Medicine, founded in 1974, functions as a state-wide collaborative department with a mission to train physicians who will provide high quality, compassionate and cost-effective primary care; deliver patient care in settings characterized by excellence and innovation; conduct community-engaged research; advance knowledge in primary care and medical education; and advocate for the ideals of family medicine to students, residents and the community. Over the past 5 years, an average of 15% of our CHM graduates match in family medicine. The statewide model provides the opportunity for student clinical experiences to occur in outpatient and inpatient settings that serve many of Michigan's most vulnerable populations.

The department has 21 employed faculty and more than 800 affiliated clinical faculty including more than 100 affiliated residency faculty in 10 programs statewide. The department's research portfolio has grown with $2.6M received in extramural research support in the last five years, in areas such as pediatric behavioral health, health effects of cannabinoids, and prevention of substance use disorders in rural populations.

Reporting to the Dean of the College, the Chair will:

  • have oversight responsibility for the department's teaching, research and clinical activities
  • lead the department's faculty and staff in developing a clear direction for the future with a key commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • expand and revitalize the department's clinical activities
  • practice in the MSU clinical practice
  • strengthen the department's external clinical relationships
  • sustain and enhance educational excellence
  • continue the recent upward trajectory in research productivity
  • ensure effective management of all department resources including financial, personnel and space
  • mentor faculty to achieve academic advancement
  • serve as an effective external advocate and representative of the department and the College, working to raise the profile of Family Medicine, and engaging philanthropic donors.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Family Medicine

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must be licensed or license-eligible to practice medicine in Michigan, be board certified in Family Medicine, and be eligible for appointment as full professor in the department. They will also have at least 10 years' experience with medical education, including administrative experience at any level; and a published research portfolio in clinical investigation, health services research, medical education, or basic science. The preferred candidate will demonstrate the ability to collaborate broadly and maneuver in complex organizations to advance the vision and needs of the department, bring energy and creativity as a leader who can inspire faculty, staff and students, and have the ability and desire to mentor junior faculty as clinicians, educators and researchers.

Required Application Materials

Please upload:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • a cover letter describing your interest in this position;
  • your leadership philosophy;
  • and a diversity, equity and inclusion statement, describing the role you have played in diversifying staff, faculty, and the student body and how you have promoted a sense of community.
  • Please also include the names of 3 references (the college is committed to confidentiality and references will not be contacted without permission of the applicant).
Special Instructions

For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael Brown, MD, at with the subject line: "Fam Med Chair".

Review of Applications Begins On



MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, 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.

Advertised: Apr 22, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 22, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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