Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health, Medicine/Physicians
Department:32040000 - PH-PHARMACODYNAMICS

Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Pharmacodynamics, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. Candidates should have demonstrable success in academic research and extramural funding relative to their career stage, and an interest in contributing to graduate and professional education in the College. The area of specialization within pharmacology is open but is expected to foster interdisciplinary research and/or drug discovery and development. Current work in the department focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of addiction, reward, pain, and stress, on the central and peripheral impacts of aging, on the biological mediators of neuroHIV, on the role of microglia and neuroinflammation in the etiology of neurodegenerative disorders, on the effects of microgravity on muscle cell biology, and on the use of transcriptional regulators as novel therapeutics in metabolic/cardiovascular disorders, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. The Department is interested in recruiting highly motivated and collaborative individuals with compatible academic interests and complimentary technical skills. We have particular interest in applicants with expertise in whole animal systems physiology and pharmacology, in vivo imaging, quantitative receptor mediated signal transduction, metabolomics, proteomics and transcriptomics. We are also interested in novel in vitro and in vivo models of disease. The department is located within the UF Health Science Center. This unique research environment offers excellent opportunities for synergistic collaborations.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. related to medical sciences and postdoctoral research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching and mentoring/training students.

Experience developing competitive extramural grant applications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Application review will begin by August 15, 2023, or when a viable candidate pool is established.

Interested applicants should apply online at and submit:

1. A cover letter

2. A curriculum vitae

3. A Research Statement, including a brief summary of past research accomplishments and a detailed

research plan focused on future directions.

4. A Teaching statement covering interests / experience / philosophy in teaching.

5. Contact information for at least three professional/academic references. Three letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 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.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript / proof of degree 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

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy strives to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for all who share in our mission-driven pursuit of excellence, including those from diverse backgrounds. The college is committed to cultivating an environment where everyone is respected for their intrinsic value, and developing the next generation of clinicians and scientists who will positively impact the health of others.

We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the department’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.

In recognition of its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Pharmacy was the recipient of the 2021 and 2022 Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

The University of Florida offers a salary commensurate with education and experience, resources to promote health and well-being, and a robust leave package with family-friendly benefits.

Health Assessment Required: No


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