Faculty Positions in Integrative Biosciences
Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting up to 25 faculty (open rank) for research and development programs as part of the continued expansion of a broad institutional initiative in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) that houses coordinated inter- and trans-disciplinary research teams, and a Clinical Research Center. Programmatic themes include a focus on pathophysiologies and accumulated stressors affecting health in evolving urban environments with a strong emphasis on basic disease mechanisms, clinical translation and community health impact.
Ten faculty have been recruited to date and we are now entering the next phase of thematic-based, programmatic growth. Faculty recruitment will focus on six primary thematic areas: Behavioral Health (#043728); Bio & Systems Engineering (#043729); Environmental Sciences and Health (#043725); Health Disparities (#043726); Metabolic Diseases (Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Obesity) (#043727); and Translational Neurosciences (#043730). Each theme includes basic discovery-driven research as well as translational, community and implementation sciences cutting across departments, programs, centers, and colleges.
Faculty recruits (tenured or tenure-track) will integrate with departments and colleges or schools consistent with their areas of expertise and shared interests and engage in all aspects of our academic mission including research, education and service. Faculty are expected to either already have established extramural research funding and/or are on a clear path to secure and sustain extramural funding in support of their research programs.
Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. and/or related degree(s) in disciplines aligning with the focus areas and possess a demonstrated track record of exceptional science, creative discovery and/or knowledge translation and application. We would be pleased to receive applications from groups of faculty from one or several institutions who may wish to work together. Qualified candidates should submit applications to the specific thematic position posting # identified above through the Wayne State University Online Hiring System https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief narrative describing their research and how it relates to the Integrated Biosciences initiative (http://www.IBio.wayne.edu) with a cover letter addressed to the IBio Steering Committee Chair, Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D. Vice President for Research. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but for full consideration this fall, application materials should be submitted by November 30, 2018. Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and rank based on qualifications.
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban, comprehensive research university (R1 – Carnegie classification) located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional opportunities for students and faculty in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University offers a range of academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. The campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. The university is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, the Karmanos Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Center – Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES).