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Job ID: 116997

Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 13, 2018
Title Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Pharmaceutics
    Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Pharmacy - General

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date in Fall 2019. We are interested in a wide variety of research emphases in pharmaceutics. The successful candidate will complement existing departmental strengths in drug discovery and development in therapeutic areas of substance use disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndromes, and neurological dysfunctions. Further, there are excellent opportunities for interaction with researchers in the Medical Center (, including the Markey Cancer Center ( Of particular interest are candidates with research interests in formulation and delivery of biologics; personalized, on-demand formulation; and gene or cell therapies.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and have a record of publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support, a commitment to teaching within professional and graduate programs, and a philosophy to use in mentoring students at all stages of development is expected. Responsibilities for the successful candidates include establishment of an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies, contribution to the teaching mission of the College of Pharmacy to the PharmD and PhD programs, mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and departmental, university, and profession service.

To apply, please submit an application directly to the UK Jobs system. Interested applicants should submit:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement describing the applicant’s research plan and teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)

Please provide the names and contact information for at least three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference when prompted in the application This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
The review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

More information about the College of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences can be found at our website ( Questions about the department and this search may be directed to Dr. Joe Chappell (Department Chair, or Dr. Dan Pack (Search Committee Chair,

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