Chair and Professor

Jan 18, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Chair and Professor

Job Description:

University of Florida, Department of Pharmacodynamics in the College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy invites applications for a position of tenure-track Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacodynamics. This position is a part of the University of Florida's Preeminence initiative, with the goal of strategic faculty hires to further elevate our national academic and research standing to one of the top 10 public universities in the United States. 

The College of Pharmacy is seeking a visionary leader for the Department who is experienced in collaborative research partnerships and who will seize the opportunity as Chair to strengthen and expand its research vision for understanding mechanisms of disease and developing new therapeutics. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of research, teaching, scholarly accomplishments and leadership. S/he should also be an accomplished educator with experience in graduate education and in mentoring both junior faculty and graduate students. The Chair will be expected to work with the department in a collaborative and transparent manner to promote overall interests and development of the department faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, and with the Dean and other leadership of the College of Pharmacy to fulfill its research, education and governance missions.

The department is highly integrative and collaborative, with a strong focus in cellular and systems physiology and pharmacology. The new Chair will lead current faculty, and will help recruit additional faculty, to enhance and extend current research in the department. 

The College of Pharmacy has a strong commitment to attain even greater prominence among the top tier of pharmacy programs. The College is located at the main campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, the flagship AAU academic research institution of the State of Florida. The College is based in one of the largest integrated academic health centers in the country, with Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as UF Health and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, situated on a university campus serving over 50,000 students. 

Advertised Salary:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field. Successful candidates will have a strong current funding record, a proven track record of publication in top journals, recognition as a current or emerging leader in their discipline, a demonstrated ability to establish or work effectively in interdisciplinary collaborations, and applicable administrative and management experience. Candidates are expected to maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program.

Criminal background check required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have a distinguished record of research, teaching, and scholarly accomplishments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017.

Interested applicants should apply online at A cover letter, CV, brief summary of research accomplishments, funding and current research and a list of three references are required.  References will not be contacted without the applicant's permission.

To request further information, please contact:

Hartmut Derendorf, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair

University of Florida

College of Pharmacy

PO Box 100494

Gainesville, FL 32610


The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: No

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