The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications (and nominations) from nationally and internationally renowned individuals for a twelve-month full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the associate or full professor level.
The position is thematically focused on viral diseases and development of treatments against them and is aimed at closely collaborating with the faculty in the newly established Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems as well as the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory. The position comes with a start-up package and state-of-the-art laboratory space. Resources will be proportional to the proposed scope of research.
Applicants are expected to be leaders in the field of virology with an internationally-recognized research program that is supported by robust extramural federal funding. Applicants must have a strong record of research productivity and accomplishments.
Ph.D., MD or equivalent required
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to maintain competitive extramural federal funding, a commitment to excellence in teaching in Pharm.D. and graduate programs as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
The qualified candidate should have an outstanding record of research accomplishments and significant extramural funding. S/he is expected to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program that complements those of current faculty and builds on existing strengths. The successful candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to develop collaborative research programs across the UTHSC campus. Additional research collaborative opportunities in the area exist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Memphis.
The Chair of the Department, Dr. Georgi V. Petkov, is encouraging the establishment of research collaborative teams aiming at submissions of NIH P- and U-level grants such as program project grants and center grants with the leading PI based in the Department.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and teaching interests, names and contact information of 3-5 references online at the UTHSC website ( http://uthsc.edu/hr/employment/ ).
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For specific questions, please contact Dr. Isaac Donkor, Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, by email (email@example.com).
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a v ibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Pharmaceutical Sciences
Job Posting Oct 15, 2019, 2:01:20 PM
Internal Number: 19000001YH
About UT Health Science Center
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