Physician Faculty-Psychiatry (Non-Tenure Track, Open Rank)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Physician Faculty-Psychiatry (Non-Tenure Track, Open Rank)
College/Unit College of Medicine
Home Department College of Medicine
Employee Group Medical Faculty
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Position Classification Medical Faculty
Position Begin Date
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Central Michigan University College of Medicine is seeking highly qualified physician faculty for a non-tenure track position in Psychiatry. This is a unique opportunity for academic physicians to pursue a career dedicated to medical education while contributing to the university’s mission. Successful candidates will assume a role that will include classroom teaching, sustained scholarly activity, clinical practice, and committee service.

Positions will be at Assistant – Associate – Full Professor rank, depending on credentials. Start dates are negotiable. College of Medicine faculty work collaboratively and interactively to teach the basic medical sciences in a clinically relevant format. The curriculum includes an Essentials of Clinical Skills course in which the bedside skills of doctoring are taught in a manner closely integrated with the basic science curriculum. To be considered for this appointment applicants are expected to demonstrate multidimensional qualifications in clinical practice, medical education and/or curriculum development. Faculty member is also expected to be involvement in community based and regional initiatives focusing on mental health.

• Responsibilities
- Teaching: Provide general support for an innovative and clinically oriented medical sciences and clerkship curricula. Assigned teaching loads will be appropriate for the clinical practice and/or research expectations of the positions.
- Clinical practice: Engage in outpatient and/or inpatient clinical work in community based clinics (percent clinical effort is variable based on specialty), participate in developing the practice plan of the College.
- Scholarly activity: Conduct research and/or scholarly activity relevant to the advancement of medicine and/or medical education that leads to publications
- Service: Involvement in campus and professional service, advise and mentor medical students, participate in career counseling, College of Medicine committees and/or administrative roles.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity by working to develop a culture of inclusion and mutual respect.

Required Qualifications

M.D. or D.O. degree, certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association recognized clinical specialty, licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of Michigan, established credentials or developing potential in clinical practice, strong commitment to innovative approaches to education and learning, ability or commitment to facilitate interactive learning in large and small group settings, experience with independent design and conduct of research consistent with discipline(s), strong collaborative and communication skills, and demonstrated commitment to diversity. Applicants applying for advanced rank should have a demonstrated record of teaching in large and small group settings and an established area of scholarly activity. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Interest or experience in teaching medical students or developing teaching programs for medical students, experience with cross disciplinary teaching, documented experience in patient and or problem-based medical education, experience with, or a strong knowledge of, pedagogical approaches such as team based learning.

Message to Applicants

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About the Department

The CMU College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2013. The innovative medical school curriculum is designed to prepare students for practice in mid- to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, with particular attention to primary care needs in the region. The program is housed in a new facility with advanced technology for teaching. To learn more about the college, visit the college website.

CMU CMED encourages applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, and other minority groups apply.

Posting Begins 01/24/2018
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled No
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research
  6. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (1)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document (2)