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Michigan State University(MSU) Associate/Full Professor Tenure System in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Working/Functional Title/h3 Associate/Full Professor Tenure System h3Position Summary/h3 Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. The School of Social Work seeks an outstanding scholar to join the faculty as a tenure-system full Professor or Associate Professor. This scholar will lead and continue to develop the Michigan State University (MSU) Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health, an initiative within the College of Social Science that is housed in the School of Social Work. The consortium includes a large group of social scientists across the College who study sexual and gender minority (SGM) physical or mental health with a focus on minority stress, the life course perspective, and intersectionality, from a social ecological approach. The consortium will serve as a coordinating resource for social science research in SGM health and will establish the College of Social Science at MSU as a national leader in SGM health research. The scholar in this position will have the opportunity to provide direction to and leadership for the growing consortium through facilitating interdisciplinary research teams, mentoring faculty and graduate students, engaging community stakeholders, and leading SGM health training initiatives. We seek scholars whose program of research focuses on physical or mental health among SGM people and communities, and in particular, those with strong histories in mentoring and leadership roles. Advanced methodological expertise in measurement issues is of particular interest, as is policy development, advocacy, and evaluation. Scholars who employ innovative research methods (e.g., mixed methods, longitudinal methods, community-based participatory research, measure development); have expertise in recruiting hard-to-reach populations or developing volunteer research pools; and/or focus on intervention development to address the unique stressors, needs, and resilience of SGM communities across the lifespan are particularly desirable. The scholar in this position will join a group of nationally known scholars and bring their strong record of extramurally funded research to promote change in policy, programming, and practice for SGM communities. The scholarand#8217;s responsibilities will include: providing leadership to the consortium; sustaining an active and successful program of research as evidenced by high impact peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and external funding; mentoring junior faculty in the consortium; teaching, mentoring, and advising graduate students; and participating in department, college, and university governance activities. The scholar will be committed to working with interdisciplinary research teams and dedicated to mentoring diverse students preparing for careers in research and/or policy. School Statement:and#160; The School of Social Work is committed to a mission of social justice and positive change. Our BASW, MSW, and PhD programs educate students to provide ethical, competent, responsive, and innovative social work practice, and our scholarship generates and disseminates high quality research that improves the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our teaching, research, and outreach synergistically promote social justice, positive change, and solutions to the problems facing diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Our research is community-engaged and strength-based. Appointment: This is a 9-month tenure-system position beginning August 16, 2020. Salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Michigan State University off