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Requisition # 74731

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, February 16th, 2023
College:College of Pharmacy
Department:Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Experimental Therapeutics invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor (12 month, tenured/tenure-track) with interests in pharmacological and/or toxicological sciences, who will direct a basic science research program that synergizes with ongoing biomedical research initiatives at the University of Iowa (e.g. cancer, neuroscience, environmental health, metabolism/metabolic diseases or cardiovascular diseases). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, and relevant postdoctoral research experience or work experience is sought for applicants applying at the Assistant Professor level. A successful candidate is expected to establish or already have established a self-sustaining, nationally recognized research program through extramural funding and have demonstrated an exceptional record of published scholarship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics currently consists of 20 faculty members, and more than 50 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists who participate in the research programs within the department. The research environment is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, with faculty members having broad expertise in basic mechanisms of disease, drug discovery and delivery, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacogenomics, medicinal chemistry and pharmacokinetics.

The University of Iowa is a major national research university with academic and research programs in the Carver College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Dentistry that provide an outstanding environment for successful collaborative research and teaching efforts. The University of Iowa further supports interdisciplinary collaborative research through a number of outstanding research centers and institutes (, which includes: Iowa Neuroscience Institute,  Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Cardiovascular Research Center, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute and others. Preferred applicants will have translational or applied research interests that align with one or more of these interdisciplinary research centers or institutes.

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant community located in southeastern Iowa, offering outstanding schools, quality entertainment, sports, literary, musical and cultural opportunities. Iowa City frequently appears high on “best-place-to-live” listings in national magazines.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interests and unique accomplishments including their commitment to establishing an inclusive and diverse workforce and training environment, their curriculum vitae, a concise description of their proposed research and a list of three references.

Education Requirement:

Ph.D. in pharmacological/toxicological sciences, biochemistry or a related discipline.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clear evidence of a commitment to mentoring and training students and/or future scientists

  • Expected or demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Qualifications for Rank:

  • For Assistant Professor, previous postdoctoral research, training, or work experience, a strong publication record, and a clear strategy for securing extramural research funding. 

  • For Associate Professor, a demonstrated track record of sustained extramural research funding and outstanding record of published scholarship.

  • For Professor, in addition to meeting the requirements at the rank of Associate, a full Professor must demonstrate unmistakable national peer recognition in their area of research.

Desirable Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A research program that synergizes with ongoing biomedical research initiatives at the University of Iowa (e.g. cancer, neuroscience, environmental health, metabolism/metabolic diseases or cardiovascular diseases).

  • Translational or applied research interests that align with one or more of the interdisciplinary research centers or institutes on campus, more information may be found at


Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Ethan J Anderson -
Cpha-Pharm Sci & Exper Therap
College of Pharmacy Building
180 South Grand Avenue
548 CPB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL:

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