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Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology -Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing date
Jul 18, 2022
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Emory University School of Medicine invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. Beginning immediately, we seek investigators who will develop innovative and vigorous research programs in the broad areas of pharmacology,  drug metabolism and transport, toxicology, chemical biology, or medicinal chemistry as applied to human diseases such as, but not limited to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Exceptional applicants for other ranks will also be considered.


The Department is committed to maintaining a diverse environment that emphasizes equity and inclusion to enhance scientific discovery and our community.  The selected candidates will be expected to contribute to this mission.   See our DEI web pages for more information.  We strongly encourage candidates who identify as members of underrepresented groups in STEM to apply.


The selected candidates will receive a competitive start-up package, modern lab space, and will be mentored by a formal committee. The successful candidates will join a vibrant, collegial, and multidisciplinary basic research department with extensive scientific connectivity with the Winship Cancer Institute, the Goizueta Institute @Emory Brain Health, the Department of Chemistry at the Emory College, and other basic and clinical departments across the School of Medicine.  New faculty will have immediate access to powerful research infrastructures and core facilities, including the well-recognized Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center with state-of-the-art high-throughput screening capabilities, as well as a top-ranked graduate training program in pharmacology. The Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at Emory is experiencing another phase of growth with the strong commitment of the leadership of the Woodruff Health Science Center and the School of Medicine, who share a focused vision for chemistry-enabled discovery, therapeutic innovation, and translational biology.




Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a relevant field of study, postdoctoral experience, and a record of research excellence. Applicants should submit the following as a single PDF file (i) a cover letter, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a teaching statement (<1 page), (iv) a statement describing your commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (v) names and contact information for three references, to the Emory Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Search Committee, at A de-identified statement of past research accomplishments, future research interests and goals (<3 pages) should be uploaded as a separate PDF.  The de-identified statement should not cite publications or include names of universities or personnel.  Applicants should also have three letters of reference to be uploaded to their profile.  Applications must be received by August 1.


Emory University School of Medicine is one of the nation’s outstanding institutions for biomedical education, research, and patient care. Emory University SOM is dedicated to training exceptional students to become leaders in academic medicine and biomedical research. It is located in a beautiful suburb of the city of Atlanta, and sits immediately adjacent to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Emory Healthcare (EHC) is the largest, most comprehensive academic health system in the region.


Emory Job number:  87635


To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred


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