Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics

Job description

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date in Fall 2019. We are interested in a wide variety of research emphases in pharmaceutics. The successful candidate will complement existing departmental strengths in drug discovery and development in therapeutic areas of substance use disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndromes, and neurological dysfunctions. Further, there are excellent opportunities for interaction with researchers in the Medical Center (, including the Markey Cancer Center ( Of particular interest are candidates with research interests in formulation and delivery of biologics; personalized, on-demand formulation; and gene or cell therapies.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and have a record of publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support, a commitment to teaching within professional and graduate programs, and a philosophy to use in mentoring students at all stages of development is expected. Responsibilities for the successful candidates include establishment of an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies, contribution to the teaching mission of the College of Pharmacy to the PharmD and PhD programs, mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and departmental, university, and profession service.

To apply, please submit an application directly to the UK Jobs system. Interested applicants should submit:

• A letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement describing the applicant's research plan and teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)

Please provide the names and contact information for at least three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference when prompted in the application This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

More information about the College of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences can be found at our website ( Questions about the department and this search may be directed to Dr. Joe Chappell (Department Chair, [email protected]) or Dr. Dan Pack (Search Committee Chair, [email protected]).

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Ph.D. or other advanced degree(s) in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, or a related discipline

Required Related Experience

• A developing record of scholarly achievement in pharmaceutical sciences
• Strong indications of potential to acquire extramural funding for scholarly research

Required License/ Registration/Certification



• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Commitment to development of and scholarly participation in pharmaceutics research programs and education programs across the University, state and nation
• Strength in team building and collaboration

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Outstanding individuals in the field of pharmaceutics, drug delivery, or advanced formulations are encouraged to apply. Of particular interest are candidates with research interests in formulation and delivery of biologics; personalized, on-demand formulation; and gene or cell therapies. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research interests complement our Department's signature themes including substance use disorders, cancer, neurological & metabolic disorders, and infectious diseases.

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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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/14/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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