Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting 30 faculty (Open rank) for research and development programs in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) opening in 2015 that will house coordinated, multidisciplinary research teams and programmatic initiatives involving translational thrusts focused on pathophysiologies and accumulated stressors affecting health in evolving urban environments.

Phase 1 occupation of IBio includes a clinical research center as well as the WSU NIEHS-supported Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors and established research teams at WSU in behavioral health, biomaterials and molecular imaging, diabetes and obesity.

Phase 1 recruitment (6-8 faculty) focuses on five primary areas: Brain & Behavioral Health; Bio & Systems Engineering; Interface of Genes, Ethnicity, Environment and Health; Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes and Obesity); and Urban Health Equity. Each theme includes basic discovery-driven research as well as translational, community and implementation sciences cutting across departments, programs, centers and colleges.

Faculty recruits (tenured, tenure-track or research-track) will integrate with, and be appointed in, department(s) and colleges or schools consistent with their area of training, expertise, and shared interests. Tenure-track and tenure appointments are expected to engage in all aspects of our academic mission including research, education and service. Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse faculty and educating a diverse student population.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, PharmD. and/or related degree(s) in disciplines aligning with the focus areas and possess a demonstrated track record of and/or potential for exceptional science, creative discovery and/or knowledge translation and application. We would be pleased to receive applications from groups of faculty from one or several institutions who may wish to work together. Qualified candidates should submit (pdf) their curriculum vitae and a brief narrative describing their research and how it relates to the IBio initiative to Dr. Lanier at IBio@wayne.edu. Candidate packages will be reviewed by a search committee chaired by the University’s Vice President for Research, Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D. Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and rank based on qualifications. Review of Phase 1 applications will begin immediately with applications accepted until October 30, 2015.

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized comprehensive, urban research university offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. Wayne State University is one of three universities in Michigan with the Carnegie classification of institutions with “very high research activity.” WSU is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The IBio initiative also includes programmatic expertise and opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Social Work and the School of Business Administration as well as additional schools, colleges, centers and institutes.

The City of Detroit, with its storied history in innovation, is at an exciting point in its history with rapidly expanding development activities and true rebirth. Its vibrant downtown and cultural center envelop the WSU campus. With its large presence in the downtown area and its activities related to economic development, research and education, WSU plays a key role in the rapidly accelerating forward growth of the city. With immediate proximity to Canada and its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region along with professional sports, opera and symphony, Detroit and the metropolitan area (~5 million population) provide a rich culture with exceptional recreational and entertainment activities.