Executive Director at the Associate or Full Professor Level

Baltimore, Maryland (US)
Up to $150,000 per year + benefits and start-up funds
January 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Faculty, Other

Morgan State University’s (MSU) School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) has a faculty position for an accomplished basic biomedical research faculty member with experience in health disparities research. The faculty member will be appointed in one of five SCMNS academic departments--Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics & Engineering Physics--depending on the person’s training and research background. The selected individual will assume the role of Executive Director for the recently established Center For Urban Health Disparities Research and Innovation (RCMI@Morgan), funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and is expected to be an anchor faculty on campus to lead Urban Health and Health Disparities Research. She/He will be provided with start-up funds, facilities and access to equipment to be a successful researcher, and obtain R01-equivalent federal funding at MSU. Other expectations are as follows:

  • Be the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Health Disparities Research and Innovation to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) on all aspects of the project.
  • Establish an externally funded basic biomedical research program at MSU with an emphasis on health disparities.
  • Mentor junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and students in research, including grant writing, networking, and publishing.
  • Strengthen research relationships between MSU and other research institutions, especially Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
  • Collaborate with other researchers on campus who have health disparities/urban health research interests.
  • Commitment to increasing diversity in the biomedical workforce.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses.


  • A terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) matching one of the five departments (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics & Engineering Physics), and be appointed as a tenure-track or tenured associate or full professor.
  • A high level of expertise in basic biomedical research related to health disparities.
  • An outstanding track record of academic accomplishments evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and research grants (NIH R01-equivalent).
  • Interested and experienced in mentoring junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students.

Morgan State University: Morgan State University is a Carnegie Classified Doctoral Research University with High Research Activity (R2) and a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Baltimore, Maryland. The School has nine BS, four MS, and two PhD degree programs (Industrial and Computational Mathematics and Bioenvironmental Science).

Application: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan, and names of 3-5 scientists who know the applicant’s scientific accomplishments, leadership abilities, and personality to the search committee chair via the MSU jobs website or to Dr. Farin Kamangar, Morgan State University, email: farin.kamangar@morgan.edu. Review of applications will start February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The intended start date is July 1, 2021.

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