Faculty- Pharmacology and Therapeutics

WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 27, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty- Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Biomedical Sciences

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine




The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with primary responsibilities for medical student education in basic and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of educators working to develop and deliver an integrated medical curriculum utilizing innovative approaches. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience in graduate or medical education. Opportunities to engage in clinical service and/or clinical research appropriate to training and licensure may be available.



Responsibilities will include serving as the course director of an integrated organ-based foundational biomedical science course for medical students, as well as teaching in undergraduate and graduate medical curricula. It is expected that faculty will be engaged in scholarly activities in areas such as medical education, curriculum design, learner and curriculum assessment, and/or clinical research. Participation in institutional service also is expected. The position offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits in a progressive environment. Generous support for professional development will be provided.



Qualified applicants must have a PharmD, PhD, and/or MD degree. Clinical experience and experience teaching in a clinical environment is desirable but not required.


About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed):

As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health 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. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.

Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


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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Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kelly Quesnelle, Pharmacology Associate Professor at Kelly.quesnelle@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4528; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at: https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1666/job