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Position Summary

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics invites applications for tenure system or tenured positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in the area of neuroepidemiology. Multiple tenure system appointments are now available with competitive salaries and generous start-up packages that are supported by state general funds (i.e., ‘hard-funded’). Successful candidate(s) will have demonstrated scholarship in population-level cognitive health during aging, and/or the epidemiology of age-related neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia). Given the multifactorial nature of most neurodegenerative disorders of aging, scholars from diverse but complementary scientific backgrounds (e.g., biostatistics, clinical scientists, genomics and other -omics, psychology, neuroimaging) are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to develop extramurally funded research programs on neurodegenerative conditions, teach epidemiology, biostatistics and/or related courses in their respective areas of expertise, as well as provide mentorship to trainees.

MSU faculty have a national/international reputation in research related to age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke in diverse populations. Joint appoints in clinical and basic research departments are possible.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD or equivalent) with demonstrated expertise and sponsored scholarship in the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases.

Required Documents and Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply on the MSU Career site and refer to job#4975. Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2017.  Include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a two-page statement of scholarly activities, research and teaching philosophy. Upon request, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Jill Hamilton (jhamilton@epi.msu.edu).

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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