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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Kansas


Date Posted Oct. 22, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Pharmacy - General
 
 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Position Overview

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas (Lawrence) invites applications and nominations for a position of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Depending on the rank of appointment, the successful candidate should have established research interest or accomplishments in the design, delivery, biophysical characterization and/or analysis of vaccines, therapeutic biologics or therapeutic proteins.

The rank of appointment will commensurate with the experience of the candidate, and will be determined using the criteria for promotion in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must demonstrate effective teaching as reflected in such factors as command of the subject matter, the ability to communicate effectively in the classroom, a demonstrated commitment to student learning, efforts to improve teaching skills over time, and involvement in providing advice and support for students outside the classroom. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate research accomplishments that have an impact on the field, leading to an emerging or established national and/or international reputation in the discipline. For appointment at the rank of Full Professor, the teaching record must demonstrate continued effectiveness and growth as a teacher, as reflected in such factors as mastery of the subject matter, strong classroom teaching skills, an ongoing commitment to student learning, and active involvement in providing advice and support for students outside the classroom. In addition, it is expected that the candidate’s research accomplishments have a significant impact on the field leading to an emerging or established international reputation in the discipline.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is one of four departments (with the other being Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pharmacy Practice) in the School of Pharmacy of The University of Kansas.

In addition to its involvement in the professional pharmacy program (Pharm.D.) within the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, which has currently 14 faculty and three emeritus faculty, maintains active programs in research (approx. $4.0 million per year of external support) and graduate training (approx. 35 predoctoral students, 20 Masters students, and 25 postdoctoral associates). The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry hosts the Vaccine Analysis and Formulation Center (VAFC), which specialize in the characterization, stabilization and formulation of vaccines and biopharmaceutical drug candidates, and the Kansas Vaccine Institute (KVI) dedicated to the development of novel vaccines. The general research areas emphasized in the Department include: physical pharmacy (with emphasis on the application of physical, physical organic and organic chemistry to pharmaceutical problems in solution, polymers and the solid state), cellular and molecular biopharmaceutics (with emphasis on the application of cell biology to pharmaceutical problems, including drug delivery and cellular drug compartmentalization), macromolecular pharmaceutics (with emphasis on the application of biophysical chemistry and nanotechnology to pharmaceutical problems), bioanalysis (with emphasis on the application of analytical chemistry to pharmaceutical problems), and vaccine design, delivery and formulation. The Department is also the home of the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network​(GPEN) and it has a strong commitment to Global Health education and research.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages application from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start date of the position.

Job Description

Depending on the level of the appointment (Assistant, Associate or Full professor), the Faculty Member of Pharmaceutical Chemistry will be expected to have the following percentage of effort:
40% Teaching/40% Research/20% Service in the following areas:
Teach at both the undergraduate level in the School of Pharmacy and the graduate level in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in his/her area of expertise.
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students (M.S., Ph.D.) and postdoctoral associates in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Establish and maintain or have a track record of a well-funded and productive research program in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Develop into or be a leader and catalyst in his/her field of expertise for the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the School of Pharmacy.
Participate in the activities of the Kansas Vaccine Institute
Participate in the Globalization of Pharmaceutical Education Network (GPEN)
Provide service at a local, state, national and international level.

Required Qualifications

For the Assistant Professor Level:
A doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline such as, e.g., Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Bioengineering.
Research interests or documented achievements in the design, delivery, biophysical characterization and/or analysis of vaccines, therapeutic biologics or therapeutic proteins.
Strong commitment to the maintenance of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
Ability to foster and maintain collegial relationships with students, support staff, faculty and administrators.
For the Associate Professor level:
All of the above for the Assistant Professor plus the following:
Demonstrated effective teaching as reflected in such factors as command of the subject matter, the ability to communicate effectively in the classroom, a demonstrated commitment to student learning, efforts to improve teaching skills over time, and involvement in providing advice and support for students outside the classroom.
Demonstrated research accomplishments that have had an impact on the field, leading to an emerging or established national and/or international reputation in the discipline.
For the Full Professor level:
All of the above for Assistant Professor plus the following:
Demonstrated teaching record showing continuous effectiveness and growth as a teacher, as reflected in such factors as mastery of the subject matter, strong classroom teaching skills, an ongoing commitment to student learning, and active involvement in providing advice and support for students outside the classroom.
Demonstrated research accomplishments that have led to a significant impact on the field leading to an emerging or established national and/or international reputation in the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence for interest in collaborative research.
Interested in training graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scientists

Contact Information to Applicants

For inquiries about the position, contact the following:
Dr. Teruna Siahaan
siahaan@ku.edu
785-864-7327
OR
Dr. Christian Schoneich
schoneich@ku.edu
785-864-4880

Additional Candidate Instruction

To apply and for more information, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/20507BR. A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing work experience and education experiences, (2) CV detailing the candidate’s record of accomplishments and productivity, (3) a research statement, and (4) a list of 3 professional references.

In addition to the material above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As such, applications will be presented the following question at the time of application, each response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Initial review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and will continue until a pool of qualified applications is obtained.


 
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