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Job ID: 129350

Assistant Professor
University of Kansas

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2019
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Pharmacology & Toxicology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Toxicology

Assistant Professor
Pharmacology & Toxicology

Position Overview

The University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy seeks two Assistant Professors in Pharmacology and Toxicology for full-time, tenure-track positions to commence in August 2020. The position comes with state supported salary for nine-months, an opportunity for grant supported summer salary for an additional 3 months, and highly competitive start-up package. Individuals with research expertise in all fields of neuropharmacology will be considered. Individuals with research expertise in all fields of neuropharmacology will be considered with a preference for candidates with expertise in chemical biology, immunopharmacology, epigenetics, brain-gut microbiome axis, or related fields. The position requires teaching graduate and pharmacy students, establishing an active externally funded research program and service. A minimum of three years post-doctoral experiences is required and candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential for obtaining external funding for their research. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City and 20 miles from the state capital. The University of Kansas is a member of the Association of American Universities. The School of Pharmacy consistently ranks in the top ten in the nation for NIH research funding. The department is ranked 26th in the nation for pharmacology and toxicology departments by US News & World Reports.

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 must have appropriate work authorization by the time of appointment.

Job Description

40% – Research – Development and maintenance of an active, externally funded research program in pharmacology as described below.

40% – Teaching – Preparation and presentation of lectures and other teaching approaches in graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

20% – Service – Participate in service activities at the level of the Department, School, University and profession.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline, such as Pharmacology or Toxicology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Physiology, Biochemistry, or Cell and/or Molecular Biology.
3 years (minimum) post-doctoral research experience in one of the following areas: pharmacology, toxicology, cell and molecular biology or a closely related field.
Candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential for obtaining external funding for their research proposals with translational impact.
Demonstrated success in publishing research findings in nationally and internationally recognized journals.
Evidence that supports an interest in, and an ability to teach, broad aspects of general pharmacology and toxicology in the context of a professional Pharm. D. program.
Candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English as evidenced by application materials and interview process.

Contact Information to Applicants

Liqin Zhao

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application package includes: an online application, a cover letter, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and three professional letters of reference.

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 questions at the time of application. Each 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.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2019 and continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date is advised. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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