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Faculty - Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess 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. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 

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. 

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.


Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Peter Vollbrecht, Physiology Assistant Professor at or 269.337.4495; qualified applicants should apply online at (click on employment) or directly at:


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