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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure-Track

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Open Rank: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Track)

 The Institute of Gerontology (IOG; at Wayne State University (WSU) invites applications for an approved open rank position in the area of Aging and Urban Health.

 All candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank should have at least two years of postdoctoral experience, and a record indicative of outstanding research achievement to come. Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor rank should have a record of accomplishment in obtaining external funding and a coherent research program. The position will be a joint appointment in the Institute of Gerontology (75%) and the academic department most suitable (25%). The candidate is expected to demonstrate commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring of graduate students in research. Associate and Full Professors interested in leadership within the Institute of Gerontology are especially encouraged to apply.

 We seek applicants with research interests in aging and urban health. IOG faculty and outreach staff are closely involved with three NIH P30 Centers in which community outreach and engagement is a central component. These include the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (one of the original 5 NIA Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research); the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (an NIEHS P30 Center) and the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (a three university NIA P30 Center). The IOG is known nationally for its extensive outreach and engagement with older persons in Detroit and the surrounding area, and the professionals who work with them. The IOG is intimately involved in the new Health Equity Research Institute at Wayne State.

 About the University

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. The 200-acre traditional and high-tech campus is in the heart of Midtown, offering unparalleled access to cultural experiences, community involvement, and corporate career opportunities. Wayne State University is the third largest institution of higher learning in Michigan and the most diverse campus in the state, with nearly 27,000 students from every U.S. state and nearly 80 countries. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 350 degree programs. Wayne State also houses one of the largest medical schools in the nation. Additional information about the university can be found at: Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting, is a nationally recognized Carnegie Level-I research and community engaged university.

 Qualifications for the Position

• Doctoral degree and faculty appointment in an aging and health field such as behavioral or social sciences, nursing, epidemiology, social work, health sciences etc.

• Record of quality research, including external funding, in aging and urban health issues


 Job duties will consist of:

·         Conducting a program of research in aging and urban health/mental health

·         Publishing 3-4 peer review articles each year

·         Seeking and obtaining funding to conduct research

·         Teaching 1 course per year in the appropriate department

·         Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including advising Ph.D. candidates

·         Participating in the Institute of Gerontology pre-doctoral training program as a mentor

·         Providing service within the Institute and department, as well as locally and nationally

·         Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor rank with have the opportunity to hold a leadership position                within the Institute

 Please submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information of four professional references to, posting 045894.

 The review of applications will remain open until the position is filled. For additional information about this opportunity or questions about the application process, please contact Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D. Director, Institute of Gerontology at or 313-664-2633

  Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university 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 educational opportunities preparing students for success 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.

 Wayne State University * Human Resources * 5700 Cass Avenue * Suite 3638 AAB





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