Full Professor, Divison of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry and Director, Center for In...

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Position TypePermanent Faculty Working TitleFull Professor, Divison of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry and Director, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug DiscoveryPosition NumberAppointment TypeTenured/Tenure TrackSalary RangeFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTEVacancy IDFAC0002500Posting Open Date08/29/2018Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesProposed Start Date11/01/2018Position Summary

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is seeking to fill a senior, tenured faculty position that will also have administrative and leadership responsibility for the nationally recognized Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (CICBDD).

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (ESOP, www.pharmacy.unc.edu) is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School’s mission is to advance health care through innovation in pharmacy practice, education, research and public service. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy research mission is pursued in strong collaboration with scientists across the UNC campus, including those associated with the UNC School of Medicine, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and NC TraCS Institute.

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is in the midst of unprecedented growth and success, as indicated by its recognition as the #1 School of Pharmacy in the United States by US News and World Report and #2 rank of NIH funding among schools of pharmacy. The transformative gift of $100 million to the School by Dr. Fred Eshelman, the establishment of the Eshelman Institute of Innovation (EII), and the launch of PharmAlliance, a comprehensive partnership comprising three leading pharmacy institutions at UNC, University College London, and Monash University, along with the combined efforts of a dynamic and committed faculty and staff, position the ESOP for continued increasing impact on the global stage.

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is seeking a Director of the CICBDD, who will also be appointed to a full time, tenure-track position at the full professor level in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. The candidate is expected to have the credentials to be named a full professor with tenure, to have an active and well-funded research program, and teach in the professional and graduate programs of the School. In their academic position, this faculty member will report to the Chair of the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. In their administrative position as Director, this position will report to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education of the ESOP.

The Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (CICBDD, cicbdd.web.unc.edu) was created to bring dedicated medicinal chemistry expertise to bear on biological targets of therapeutic relevance. Chemists, chemical biologists, computational scientists, and assay development and compound profiling scientists work on project teams to develop valuable probes and progress targets through the drug discovery and development process. Under the guidance of its founding Director, Professor Stephen Frye, the CICBDD has established a strong record of collaborative translational science, and developed a highly reputed chemical biology program largely focused on chromatin regulation. Moving forward, the Center intends to build on this strength by adding expertise in neuroscience, an institutional priority at UNC, while continuing to pursue efforts in basic and translational science related to oncology.

The anticipated major responsibilities and distribution of effort of this faculty position are as follows:

As Director of CICBDD, this position will provide vision and leadership to advance the major research initiatives of the Center, and have the following responsibilities:

oAct as a key contact for potential collaborators across the UNC campus, maintaining the visibility and impact of the CICBDD on UNC translational science and the success of NC TraCS
oMentor research and tenure-track faculty with appointments in the CICBDD in the areas of drug discovery and chemical biology in order to enhance their research programs and funding success
oLead CICBDD scientists in championing and executing the evolving mission of the center
oRepresent ESOP and the CICBDD by maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized contribution to the science of drug discovery
oWork to ensure financial stability and sustainability for the CICBDD through forward planning of staff, equipment and laboratory needs in balance with funding sources and opportunities

As Full Professor in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, this faculty member will have the following responsibilities:

oMaintain an active and funded research laboratory
oTeach in the professional and graduate programs
oParticipate effectively in faculty meetings and support key initiatives within the Division
oServe on appropriate ESOP committees to support the mission of the School

Educational Requirements

•Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, organic chemistry, or a related discipline
•Active and funded research in core areas of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products
•Prior teaching experience in one or more of the following disciplines: medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, or organic chemistry
•Extensive experience in intellectual property creation including demonstrated success in discovery of significant FDA approved medicines
•Prior experience in creating, managing, and leading an academically-based research intensive drug discovery center
•Demonstrated success as an NIH-funded Principal Investigator
•Effective communicator and collaborator with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications and Experience

•Although the scientific area is open, candidates specializing in an aspect of chemical neuroscience are particularly sought
•Prior experience in creating, managing, and leading an academically-based research intensive drug discovery center
•Knowledge of emerging trends in drug discovery, recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field
•Demonstrated skills in leadership with experience in leading complex collaborative efforts

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates apply online at, http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/147023 and attach the following materials as a single PDF file: a letter of interest addressed to Professor Jeffrey Aubé (Search Committee Chair; UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 125 Mason Farm Road, CB 7363, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27517-7363), names and full contact information for three references, and a complete curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until the appointment is made. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Quick Linkhttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/147023 Department Contact Information

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest degree?
    • PhD
    • MD
    • PharmD
    • DDS
    • DVM
    • JD
    • MLS/MIS
    • Masters
    • Other




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Posted: 1/22/2019
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