Associate/Full Professor (tenure-track)

Iowa City, Iowa
August 28 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Associate/Full Professor (tenure-track)

The University of Iowa Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics in the College of Pharmacy and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center, invite applications for a tenure track Associate or Full Professor with research interests in Cancer Drug Discovery and Development, to join the Department and the Experimental Therapeutics Program of the HCCC. The selected candidate will receive a primary appointment in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, with opportunities for secondary appointments in other departments and programs. Outstanding eligible candidates will have the opportunity to be appointed to the Jean M. Schmidt Chair in Drug Discovery for this position.

The University of Iowa is a major national research university. Numerous specialized research centers exist within the university in addition to the HCCC.  These include the Institute for Human Genetics, Interdisciplinary Program in Human Toxicology, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, High Throughput Screening Core, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, Center for Gene Therapy, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, the Cardiovascular Research Center, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Center, and the Center on Aging. Academic and research programs in the Carver College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Dentistry provide an outstanding environment for successful collaborations.

Position Expectations

The University Of Iowa Department Of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics and the HCCC have a long track record of working together collaboratively.  The candidate is expected to help expand on that history and contribute at all levels to the teaching programs based in the College of Pharmacy and HCCC, to mentor graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, to establish and maintain an externally funded, nationally-recognized research program, and to provide service to the department, college, cancer center, university and scientific community.

Position Requirements

  • Hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) in a relevant field.   
  • Current funded research program related to the field of Cancer Drug Discovery and/or Development and/or have history of federal or foundation funding as principal investigator
  • Strong publication record.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and collaboration.
  • Record of service responsibilities. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interests and unique accomplishments, their curriculum vitae, a concise description of their proposed research and teaching and a list of three references.  Please submit your application electronically by going to and searching for requisition #73758. This position will remain open until filled. Specific questions about this position should be directed to: Professor Aliasger Salem or Dr. George Weiner, Co-chairs, Search Committee;

About the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant community in southeastern Iowa, offering outstanding schools, and an array of cultural, music and sports activities. Iowa City is frequently rated highly in various “best-place-to-live” listings. We are a university with a world-renowned reputation and The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and most highly esteemed institutions of its kind in the country. Our aim is to provide a diverse and technologically advanced community where all can work and learn together to achieve excellence. To learn more about Why Iowa please visit: For information about the College of Pharmacy, please visit: For information about the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, please visit:

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.