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Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Kansas


Date Posted Dec. 22, 2020
Title Assistant 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
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
 
 

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Position Overview

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

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 16 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 Macromolecular and Vaccine Stabilization Center (MVSC) and the Vaccine Analytics 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 applications 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

The Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry will be expected to:
40% – Teaching
Teach at both the undergraduate level in the School of Pharmacy and the graduate level in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in their area of expertise.
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students (M.S., Ph.D.) and postdoctoral associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
40% – Research
Establish a well-funded and productive research program in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Develop into a leader and catalyst in their field of expertise for the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the School of Pharmacy.
Participate in the activities of the Kansas Vaccine Institute (KVI).
Participate in the Globalization of Pharmaceutical Education Network (GPEN).
20% – Service
Provide service at a local, state, national and international level

Required Qualifications

A Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related discipline such as e.g., Chemistry Biochemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Bioengineering.
Demonstrated research interests in the design, delivery, biophysical characterization and/or analysis of vaccines, therapeutic biologics or therapeutic proteins. Communication of interest or future interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Contact Information to Applicants

Teruna J. Siahaan, PhD
siahaan@ku.edu
Chairman, Assistant Professorship Search Committee
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
2093 Constant Avenue
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application package includes: (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, please have the 3 letters of recommendation sent via email to:
Dr. Teruna J. Siahaan
Chairman, Assistant Professorship Search Committee
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Kansas
hrm-concierge@ku.edu

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application (response must be within 4,000 characters or less):
*Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.

Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2021 and continue until position is filled.


 
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