The Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position. Individuals with expertise in omics and informatics research that can be applied to the intersection of biology and medication usage (e.g., precision medicine, bioinformatics, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or terminal doctorate in pharmacy, medicine, public health, or a bioinformatics-related discipline. Post-doctoral training or related experience also is desirable. Rank for this position is open, and while we expect it to fill at the associate or full professor level, exceptionally well-qualified assistant professor level applications are also encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to maintain or build a productive, externally funded research program in the area of omics and informatics and will have research, teaching, and service responsibilities consistent with these expectations. Applicants also should have a demonstrated interest in education of health professionals and graduate students.
The position is funded in part by an interdisciplinary cluster hire initiative in Omics and Informatics at Auburn University (http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/omics_informatics.html) which has the goal of recruiting eight new tenure-track faculty in the following academic units: Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, and Science & Mathematics. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to participate actively in Auburn University multidisciplinary Cluster Hires Initiative in the cluster of Omics and Informatics. New faculty with expertise in pharmacogenomics, precision medicine, data analytics, and translational research will complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in these areas to form the core of this innovative multidisciplinary initiative. Participation in the Omics and Informatics Cluster will be an important component in faculty annual reviews. For more information regarding the Cluster Hires please click on the following link: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/strategic_hire.html.
The Department includes 8 faculty members and 15 graduate students and offers an MS and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Health Outcomes Research and Policy track). Department faculty also teach and mentor students in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Faculty members have expertise in medication adherence, communication, organizational behavior, behavioral economics, comparative effectiveness research, safety, pharmacoepidemiology, and informatics. All faculty have active research programs with current funding coming from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other private foundations.
Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama (e.g., Montgomery and Birmingham) and Georgia (e.g., Atlanta and Columbus). Co-located in Auburn is the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, which provides additional research and teaching collaborations.
To assure full consideration, applications must include a curriculum vita, a letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position, and the name and contact information for three references. Interested candidate should apply online at the following: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/strategic_hire.html . Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. Successful candidates must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Candidates must have excellent written and interpersonal skills.