September 12, 2017

Pharmaceutical Sciences Department Seeks Applications for Tenure Track Positions

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy seeks applications for two tenure track positions in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at any academic rank, commensurate with background and experience.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has approximately 30 full-time faculty members, 10 research faculty, 25 post docs and research staff, and 20 graduate students, and is in a state of rapid growth and advancement. Candidates should have research credentials in the general area of Drug Discovery and Development, and should have experience in one or more of the following areas: medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, radiation health or computational science. Preferred areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cancer, radioprotection, neuropathology, and cardiovascular disease. Responsibilities will also include a commitment to innovative teaching and mentoring at the professional, graduate and postdoctoral level. The Department maintains a strong commitment to professional education by delivering approximately half of the didactic professional curriculum and has an active graduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The positions are full-time, 12-month appointments. Applicants must possess a terminal degree in pharmacy, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry or other related fields, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have established an independent research program, and demonstrated leadership through national recognition in their research area. Externally funding is preferred but not an absolute requirements. The ideal candidate should possess a working knowledge of academic pharmacy. Collaborative research opportunities for faculty members exist within several prominent research centers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, including the Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Translational Research Institute, the Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute and the Reynolds Center for Aging. Research is also supported by various research and service centers/cores, including Biomedical Mass Spectroscopy, Cyclotron and Radiochemistry labs, Magnetic Resonance and PET Imaging and Spectroscopy, the Biostatistics Consulting Unit, and the Department of Lab Animal Medicine. Excellent opportunities also exist for entrepreneurial activities in the nearby Bioventures campus incubator facility.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience, and a generous start-up package will be available. Candidates for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment begins and be able to communicate effectively in English.

UAMS is an academic health science campus located in Little Rock that consists of six academic units. As one of the largest public employers in the state, UAMS employs approximately 10,500. The campus consists of six institutes, University Hospital, the Central Arkansas Veterans Administration Medical Center, eight Area Health Education Centers around the state, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The College of Pharmacy has approximately 70 full-time faculty members, 400 volunteer faculty, and 480 PharmD students.

Little Rock, Arkansas offers a unique professional and living environment and is located approximately 120 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee, 250 miles northeast of Dallas, Texas, and 350 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri. The Little Rock – North Little Rock communities consist of approximately 500,000 people and offer a high quality of life with a modest cost of living, excellent schools, and recreational opportunities.

To assure full consideration, applications must include curriculum vitae, letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position, and three letters of reference. Applications will be sought until the position is filled. Applications and nominations should be submitted to Dr. Peter A. Crooks, Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UAMS College of Pharmacy, 4301 West Markham Street, #522, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Applicants may contact Dr. Crooks at or (501) 686-6495.

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