Assistant Professor

Tucson, AZ
Dec 17, 2020
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant (tenure track) Professor in the College of Medicine. We seek investigators with interest in studies substance use disorder using preclinical models. The department seeks applicants with an interest in studying the mechanisms in substance (i.e. opioid) addiction that can work with a group of faculty studying chronic pain that entail the discovery of novel analgesics that reduce opioid rewarding activity. The Department has a strong internationally recognized program dedicated to the study of various forms of pain including cancer, skeletal, neuropathic, headache, and inflammation-induced pain, as well as the molecular and cellular changes in the blood brain barrier.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Applicants should have a strong interest in understanding the neurobiology of addiction of the brain. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish collaborative project with current faculty.

The College of Medicine recognized the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective and experience. As the sole allopathic medical college in the state of Arizona, the UArizona CoM’s mission includes the provision of its services and resources to all Arizona residents. The department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

The expertise of the current faculty members encompasses a spectrum of molecular neurobiological, cardiovascular, and neuropharamcological techniques allowing for vibrant collaborative efforts designed to address the question of the underlying causes of chronic pain. A competitive startup package and salary support will be offered.

  • Seek extramural funding for research by developing and submitting research grant proposals to appropriate funding agencies; as Principal Investigator, partner with faculty to form research teams, develop research plans, write funding proposals, and implement and dissemination of results through peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and invited lectures.
  • Develop independent research programs and contribute to graduate (PhD) and medical (MD) education.
  • Engage in teaching activities for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participate on appropriate departmental and/or College of Medicine committees, and professional organization committees as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or MD degree.
  • At least 3 years of postdoctoral training.
  • Established record of productivity and innovation.
  • Established or strong potential to establish and independent lab and extramurally funded research program.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Creative thinking skills and command of the neuroscience literature. *Experience performing experimental animal research. *Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills. *Established expertise working with diverse communities.

Rank :

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information:

Tenure-Eligible (TE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Todd VanderahDepartment [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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