Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences

Job description

The University of Kentucky is seeking a Chair of Pharmacology. This position is charged with the growth and development of research and teaching excellence of the Department and will oversee research, education and other departmental activities. This Chair will work closely with the Department's Faculty, the Dean and senior leadership within the College, University and UK Healthcare to outline a strategic plan for the Department. The Chair must also foster and support research in basic, translational, and clinical research in alignment with the vision and mission of the University, oversee the continuing education of the Department's faculty and overall educational mission. The Chair serves as an important spokesperson for UK's Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences research and educational activities at the local, regional and national level.

The executive search firm of Witt/Kieffer has been selected to recruit for this position. To be considered, applicants must complete the UK application AND contact University of Kentucky's search consultants, Jeff Schroetlin, and Dr. Joyce DeLeo at [email protected]; phone 630-575-6972.

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7H700:Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

MD/PhD or equivalent degree.

Required Related Experience

The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of research and teaching, with national and international stature.

Research focus that is well-aligned with the Department's strengths and goals- metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and associated complications.

Proven track record as an outstanding administrative leader demonstrated by inclusive leadership style, collaboration, integrity, judgment, and strong interpersonal skills.

Candidate should have experience necessary to qualify as a tenured full professor.

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The successful candidate has effective interpersonal and communication skills; has to work well with others. Must be able to generate trust through listening and understanding.

Demonstrates a leadership style that enjoys interacting with people and can easily connect with faculty and staff in the department, centers of research, across disciplines and among external entities in the community.

Has a philosophy of collaboration and teamwork in interactions within and across departments; has shown the ability to successfully support multidisciplinary efforts and centers in a complex environment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

The successful candidate will have a history of demonstrated leadership success in a basic or translational sciences department or division, an interdisciplinary institute/center, or an academic entity of comparable size and scope.

Successful track record of development of faculty and students into successful, independent careers.

A national reputation as an academic leader, with significant current or recent sponsored research funding as a principal investigator.

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

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  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
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    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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