The College of Pharmacy invites applications for the position of tenure-track Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacodynamics.
The College of Pharmacy is seeking a visionary leader for the Department who is experienced in collaborative research partnerships and who will seize the opportunity as Chair to strengthen and expand its research vision for developing new therapeutics and understanding mechanisms of disease, and nurturing the next-generation of diverse scientists and leaders in the discipline. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of research, teaching, scholarly accomplishments and leadership. They should also be an accomplished educator with experience in professional and graduate education and in mentoring both junior faculty and graduate students. The Chair will be expected to work with the department in a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent manner to promote overall interests and development of the department faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, and with the Dean and other leadership of the College of Pharmacy to fulfill its research, education and governance missions.
The department is highly integrative and collaborative, with a strong focus in cellular and systems physiology and pharmacology, neuroscience, and drug development The College possesses outstanding strengths across the drug discovery, development and use pipeline, currently ranking #5 among colleges of pharmacy according to US News and World Report (USNWR) and #3 in federal and NIH research funding, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and with a robust graduate program currently consisting of more than 130 students. The home of both the College and the Department of Pharmacodynamics is the main campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, the flagship AAU academic research institution of the State of Florida, which is currently ranked #5 among public universities by USNWR. The College is based in one of the largest integrated academic health centers in the country, with Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as UF Health and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, situated on a university campus serving over 50,000 students. Exceptional opportunities for synergistic growth exist through the campus-wide Artificial Intelligence initiative and through joining forces with Scripps Florida to promote outstanding biomedical research.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field. Successful candidates will have a strong current funding record, a proven track record of publication, a demonstrated ability to establish or work effectively in interdisciplinary collaborations, and teaching experience. Candidates are expected to maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program.
Criminal background check required.
Ideal candidates should have recognition as a current or emerging leader in their discipline, a track record in building synergistic teams to obtain multi-team funding, applicable administrative and management experience, and visionary ambitions for building on existing departmental strengths to take an already strong multidisciplinary department to the next level through an integrated approach.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Formal review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a viable applicant pool is established.
Interested applicants should apply online. A cover letter, CV, brief summary of research accomplishments, funding and current research, diversity statement that demonstrates current commitment or future vision to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the applicant’s field of study, and a list of three references are required. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission.
To request further information, please contact:
Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
University of Florida
College of Pharmacy
PO Box 100485
Gainesville, FL 32610
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.