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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Professor DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor DOQ

Department 00283 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2021 or Earlier


The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Utah College of Pharmacy seeks excellent, diverse applicants for two tenure-line faculty positions across all ranks Assistant/Associate/Professor DOQ . We are specifically interested in applicants involved in pharmaceutics and drug delivery research. The successful candidate must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, with post-doctoral experience and a demonstrated ability to rapidly establish a strong, competitive, and creative research program across multiple disciplines. At the Assistant Professor level, applicants are expected to develop and sustain an independent, extramurally funded research program. Applicants to be considered for Associate or Full Professor ranks must have a record of sustained extramural research. Candidates must also be committed to teaching excellence in subjects relevant to both graduate (PhD) and professional (PharmD) programs in the College of Pharmacy. The candidate’s innovative research programs will promote basic and translational research in areas such as therapeutics design and targeting, investigations on mechanistic understanding of biological barriers for successful drug delivery, pharmacometrics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, molecular imaging and theranostics. Opportunities exist for the successful candidates to align research areas with campus-wide initiatives such as Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease, Diabetes and Metabolism, Neuroscience, Genomic Medicine, Chemical Biology, and Cancer. The University of Utah offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations and actively encourages translational research with clinicians and scientists in its Health Sciences Center and The Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Housed in the state-of-the-art Skaggs Research Institute, The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is one of the most recognized departments of its type, with highly accomplished faculty in drug delivery research and education and with a history of significant extramural funding and scholarly output. The Department is home to two internationally recognized centers, the Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery and the Center for Cell Sheet Tissue Engineering, and is affiliated with the Utah Center for Nanomedicine, and has a strong tie with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, with many faculty cross-listed. The College of Pharmacy is consistently ranked in the top 10 among colleges of pharmacy nationwide for receiving National Institutes of Health funding and is committed to an inclusive environment where diverse world views are respected. The University of Utah is a research-intensive institution with an annual excess of $500 M in research funding, a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere, state-of-the-art healthcare and research facilities, and is highly supportive of student and faculty entrepreneurial activities. Nestled in the Wasatch foothills, the University is in close proximity to some of the world’s best biking and hiking trails, rock climbing, and ski and snowboard terrain, and within driving distance to magnificent national parks. More information about the department can be found at

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are complete. For fullest consideration, materials should be received by January 1st, 2021. Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae, along with their research and teaching statement and a cover letter listing names and contact information for at least three references. Applications must be submitted on-line at:

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Mingnan Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health 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 our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

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

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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

Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae, along with their research and teaching statement and a cover letter listing names and contact information for at least three references. Applications must be submitted on-line at:

Open Date 09/09/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02485F

Type Faculty