Associate/Full Professor (Endowed Chair) Pharmacology/Toxicology (Multiple Positions)



Job description

Posting Number: req5119

Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location: UAHS – Tucson

Address: 1703 E. Mabel, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson invites applicants for a tenured faculty position in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Applicants with established research program on the pharmacology of aging and neurodegenerative diseases will be considered. A highly competitive startup package is available for this recruitment. The incumbent will join a department with current research strength in multiple areas of pharmacology, toxicology, medicinal chemistry, and pharmaceutics, including drug discovery efforts for Alzheimer’s and other aging-related diseases. An endowed chair is available. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborations with researchers at other parts of the University of Arizona campus, including the Center for Aging and it’s CDC-sponsored Healthy Brain Research Network Collaborating Center, the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, the Neuroscience Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, the Bio5 Institute, and the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and Development.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The College of Pharmacy is currently ranked 8th nationally in NIH funding.  The successful candidate should have a strong track record of scholarly productivity and demonstrated ability to secure independent, peer-reviewed funding such as NIH grants.  The candidate will be expected to produce strong peer-reviewed publications, gain competitive federal grants, and play a key role in national leadership in an area related to the pharmacology of aging and neurodegenerative diseases.  The individual will also participate in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Training Program.
  • Maintain independent research programs.
  • Maintain strong, extramurally funded programs.
  • Produce strong peer-reviewed publications.
  • Contribute to undergraduate, graduate (Ph.D., M.S.) and professional (PharmD) education.
  • Actively participate in divisional/departmental program metrics for academic achievement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D., PharmD or MD degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure independent, peer-reviewed research funding such as an NIH R01.

Preferred Qualifications

* Record of productivity and innovation in academic accomplishments as evidenced by publications and/or successful, peer-reviewed funding.
* Ability to lead or contribute to “team science” based interdisciplinary research grants/projects.
* Established expertise and national leadership in an area of aging and neurodegenerative diseases research.
* Ability and dedication to develop an innovative research portfolio in an area of aging and neurodegenerative disease.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE, salary commensurate with AACP/AAMC public school benchmarks

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Xinxin Ding | [email protected]

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

Apply online

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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