Assistant or Associate Professor

Rootstown, Ohio
To be discussed
August 28 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant or Associate Professor

The assistant or associate professor position is a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service. This position will report to the department chair with a distribution of effort proportionate with the appointed rank.

1) Research: Develop and maintain an independent, extramurally-funded research program in his/her area of interest and expertise. A high degree of scholarship productivity, as measured in quantity and quality of peer-reviewed scholarly publications and receipt of peer-reviewed research funding will be expected. Publish results both in discovery and pedagogical, in appropriate professional journals and books. Present scholarly works locally, regionally and nationally.

2) Teaching: Contribute to curriculum development and delivery for the Pharm.D. program. This includes: development of a course in immunology and biotechnology for second year pharmacy students; preparation and presentation of lectures and active learning experiences, class materials and examinations in assigned courses; and monitoring and maintaining records of student progress in assigned courses. Act as an academic advisor to graduate and pharmacy students. This may include undergraduate students where/when appropriate.

Opportunities will also be available for graduate faculty status and participation in the curriculum development and delivery for the Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine (IPM) graduate degree program in the College of Graduate Studies, as well as other graduate programs.

3) Service: Participate in department, College and/or University service responsibilities. Service contributions also include participation in professional organizations.

4) Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair.

IPM is a biomedical science discipline that advances health care through innovation in the therapeutic treatment of illness, including collaboration and dynamic research in mechanisms of disease, identification of disease targets, drug discovery and development, drug delivery, pharmacology, and toxicology for the benefit of the public health. The program grants masters and doctoral degrees.


Education/Degrees: Ph.D. or equivalent research-based earned doctorate and postdoctoral or previous experience with government or industry in an area related to immunology, inflammation, immunopharmacology, toxicology, biomedical science, or biotechnology.

Experience: Possess a record of intellectual and professional growth attested to by:

  • Significant track record of funded research, especially as a Principal Investigator of NIH R and P series grants or equivalent, and with rising momentum for continued external support of research,
  • A substantial portfolio of peer-reviewed publications,
  • Subject-matter expertise in immunology, immunopharmacology/toxicology, biomedical science, or biotechnology,
  • Evidence of successful mentorship of undergraduate, professional or doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and junior colleagues.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies

Key Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics:

  • Commitment to academic excellence
  • Advanced knowledge of inflammation, immunology, and biotechnology
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills
  • Understanding of professional interdisciplinary education and health science-related issues

Key Competencies:

  • Communication: Builds and maintains open, transparent and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve others in all interactions; appropriately tailor written and verbal messages to target audiences.
  • Service Excellence: Maintains focus on service excellence in all relationships with colleagues, students and NEOMED guests; views all interactions as a potential opportunity for demonstrating NEOMED’s focus on serving others.

• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/DE&I: Practices inclusion of those unique human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong; respects and values all people, nurtures open dialogue between those of differing perspectives; and empowers people to express themselves and show an appreciation of others. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at NEOMED includes in addition to the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, it also includes socioeconomic status, physical attributes and abilities; political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.

• Civility: Civility at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) involves treating people with dignity, respect, and courtesy which involves efforts to understand differences and a general awareness of the rights, wishes, concerns and feelings of others. It involves speaking in ways that are respectful, responsible, restrained and principled, and avoiding that which is offensive, rude, demeaning or threatening.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to individuals whose area of scholarship falls under the Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging Research Focus Area.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.