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JOB NO.: 92386-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 92386-FA

Working Title: Professor and George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy


Hiring Department: A561000-SCHOOL OF PHARMACY/PHARMACY

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 01, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. in the history of pharmacy, social and administrative pharmacy or a closely related field and have an established record of independent scholarship and research related to historical aspects of pharmacy and/or pharmaceuticals or a related field of study. Applicants possessing doctorates in other disciplines and exceptional achievement in the field of interest will be considered.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates at the associate or full professor level are required to have demonstrated research, scholarship, and teaching proficiency that meet criteria for tenure and rank at University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW School of Pharmacy.

Candidates at the assistant professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential for establishing a vigorous, independent research program.

We seek an individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills who will foster Dr. George Urdang's commitment to the humanistic aspects of the pharmacy profession. A focus on modern pharmacy and/or pharmaceuticals is preferred. A background or professional degree in pharmacy is desirable, but not required.

Position Summary:

The George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, the first such chair in the nation, is named in honor of Dr. George Urdang (1882-1960). Urdang, a renowned pharmacy historian and professor of the History of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy, was also the first Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy at the School. The Urdang Chair holder will support and advance the academic discipline of the History of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP). As part of collaboration with AIHP, the Urdang Chair is expected to further the mission of the Institute in a leadership role.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will join a major university that encourages, values, and supports basic, applied, and interdisciplinary research. Joint appointments are possible with several relevant campus units such as history of medicine, history of science, history, and population health. The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research including a
125-year commitment to scholarship in history of pharmacy. The University of Wisconsin-Madison holds in its various libraries and repositories the largest collection of printed and manuscript materials documenting the history of modern pharmacy in North America. Support for graduate students includes the Clarence Sondern Fellowship in the history of pharmacy. The Social and Administrative Sciences Division is well established with faculty members at all academic ranks and diverse expertise. Madison and its surrounding communities are consistently rated in the top tier of "most-livable cities." In addition to the energy of this Big Ten campus, Madison and South Central Wisconsin boast great schools, plentiful recreational opportunities, and year-round cultural diversions. Visit for information on living and working in Madison.


David Mott
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Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button.

Applicants should submit
1) Cover letter/statement of interest;
2) Curriculum vita;
3) One document that contains brief statements (1 page) in the areas of:
-teaching interests that includes a review of the applicant's teaching experience and teaching philosophy
-summary of current and planned research,
4) Copy of, or link to, a published writing sample.
In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references within the application process. At a future date applicants may be asked to provide at least three letters of reference.

All applications must be received by December 20, 2017 to ensure full consideration with the appointments starting on or around September 1, 2018.Women and underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 25 2017 Central Daylight Time





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