Assistant/Associate Professor

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 12/16/2016

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Overview
The University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor in Medicinal Chemistry to commence in the fall semester (August 2017) or as negotiated. This is a tenure track position. Consideration will be given to applicants in natural products chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field.

Research area that complements effectively current research in medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of appointment.

Highly qualified applicants with previous academic experience may be considered for appointment at the higher rank of associate professor and may also be considered for tenure. To be considered at this level, the candidate will usually be expected to have attained the appropriate rank at a major research institution.

Job Description
40% - 1. Initiate, organize, maintain and direct a vigorous graduate research program in medicinal chemistry (broadly defined) leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals in the field of research.

40% - 2. Teach at the professional and graduate levels.

20% - 3. Participate in regular academic and service activities of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.

Required Qualifications
Assistant/Associate Professor position:

* Ph.D. and research training in natural products chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field. Closely related degrees such as D.Sc. are also acceptable.

* Outstanding ability in basic research at the interface of chemistry and biology as evidenced by publications and letters of recommendation.

* Well-developed plans for initiation of a vigorous and externally funded program of research in medicinal chemistry.

* Potential or demonstrated ability in effective teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

* Ability to relate and communicate effectively with graduate and undergraduate students.

Additional Candidate Instruction
Apply at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including record of external funding), statement of research interests, and the names of three referees familiar with the candidate s qualifications. In addition, a complete application includes a cover letter, CV, statement of research and names of three referees emailed to Professor Thomas E. Prisinzano. Referees will not be contacted without permission of the candidate. Initial review begins October 15, 2016 and continues until the position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Thomas E. Prisinzano, University of Kansas, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., 4070 Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582 (785/864-4495)

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and rank

Strategic Initiative
Strategic Initiative #2: Promotion Well-Being, Finding Cures

Application Review Begins

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