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Pathway to Faculty Fellowship - Chemistry

Employer
Wayne State University
Location
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 14, 2023

Job Details

Pathway to Faculty Fellowship - Chemistry

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Pathway to Faculty Fellowship - Chemistry at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan 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 educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

The Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a full-time Pathway to Faculty Fellow committed to inclusion and equity of outcomes in the chemical sciences to join the research team of Professor Mary Kay Pflum in the expansive field of Chemical Biology. Research in the Pflum Group integrates organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and proteomics to understand the molecular basis of human diseases, including cancer and sickle cell disease. The Fellow would receive career mentorship from Professor Pflum and a dedicated brain trust team of mentors. Working with these mentors, the Fellow will identify research and professional development opportunities that best match their interests. The Pflum lab is housed in the A. Paul Schaap Chemistry building, a state-of-the-art research building.

JOB PURPOSE: This position is one of several under the Wayne State University Pathway to Faculty Program, which is grounded in Restorative Inclusive Excellence, an organizational management approach that seeks to mitigate harm through restorative justice practices, promote equity-mindedness focused on outcomes, and the use of inclusive excellence to disrupt structural and institution barriers to success. Components of the program include structured mentoring, resources for the establishment of an independent research program, and the support of a community committed to and experienced in the eradication of injustices in higher education. The Pathway to Faculty Program offers up to three years of pre-faculty support (research funds, infrastructure, mentorship, and teaching experience) to facilitate the development of a sustainable research program (https://gradschool.wayne.edu/faculty/pathway). Subject to attainment of expected milestones, the Fellow will transition to the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wayne State University.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position is one of several under the Wayne State University Pathway to Faculty Program, which is grounded in Restorative Inclusive Excellence, an organizational management approach that seeks to mitigate harm through restorative justice practices, promote equity-mindedness focused on outcomes, and the use of inclusive excellence to disrupt structural and institution barriers to success. Components of the program include structured mentoring, resources for the establishment of an independent research program, and the support of a community committed to and experienced in the eradication of injustices in higher education. The Pathway to Faculty Program offers up to three years of pre-faculty support (research funds, infrastructure, mentorship, and teaching experience) to facilitate the development of a sustainable research program (https://gradschool.wayne.edu/faculty/pathway). Subject to attainment of expected milestones, the Fellow will transition to the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wayne State University.

Unique duties:

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.

(EDUCATION: We seek candidates who have developed insight into the challenges faced by historically marginalized groups in their path towards a career in scientific research and education. Long-term scholarly interests in topics that will impact underserved populations are highly desirable.
(EXPERIENCE: Applicants should include: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a summary of research interests (3 pages or less); 3) a personal statement describing what equity-mindedness and inclusive excellence mean to the applicant as a researcher and future educator (1-2 pages); and 4) names and contact information for three people who can provide letters of reference on request. While letters of recommendation will not be solicited for the initial evaluation of candidates, applicants should ensure that letters will be submitted promptly upon request.

Preferred qualifications:

School/College/Division:

H11 - Graduate School

Primary department:

H1102 - Graduate School

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Academic/Faculty
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Hourly rate:
  • Salary minimum: $51,000
  • Salary hire maximum: $55,000
Working conditions:

Standard office environment

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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