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University of Utah Assistant or Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant or Associate Professor

Department 00276 - Pharmacology and Toxicology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin ASAP


The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah seeks applicants for a tenure-line Assistant or Associate Professor position.

We are specifically interested in applicants involved in Environmental Health research, with particular emphasis in cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic, neurological, or cancer outcomes as a function of environmental xenobiotics/toxicants.

The ideal applicant will have an outstanding research program focused on the elucidation and validation of mechanisms that link exposure to xenobiotics and elements of pathogenesis of human disorders and/or diseases. Further, the applicant should have a strong interest in developing novel mechanistic mediators as possible therapeutic targets.

At the Assistant Professor level, applicants will be expected to develop and sustain an independent, extramurally funded research program as well as teach in the College of Pharmacy PharmD and PhD programs.

Applicants to be considered for an Associate Professor appointment must also have a record of sustained extramural research, excellence in teaching graduate and professional pharmacy/medical students, and should have strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

Ideally, applicant’s research will complement existing expertise in pulmonary toxicology, cardiovascular, metabolic or neurological diseases, cancer, precision medicine, and drug-discovery. The University of Utah is ideally suited to support translational Environmental Health research, with a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere and state-of-the-art healthcare and research facilities.

The College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is integrated with the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and Intermountain Healthcare Primary Children’s Hospital, facilitating research involving human cohorts, as well as collaboration with numerous faculty in other departments who have interest in Environmental Health. The University of Utah Health campus also has a variety of research core facilities and unique curated genetic databases to support multi-disciplinary research efforts.

For fullest consideration, materials should be received by November 15, 2018. Applicants must apply online at: For further information, please contact Dr. Chris Reilly, Chair of the Search Committee at

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah Health Sciences Center values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that is integral to the mission of University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/18/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02102F

Type Faculty

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