The University of Florida, the flagship university in the state of Florida, is a top-tier research institution with a long history of training outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UF is currently ranked #5 among U.S. public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The University of Florida’s academic health center, is the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. The colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprise focus on building collaborative, specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation. Its current enrollment is 58,000 students, 17,000 of whom are in graduate or professional programs. UF has annual research funding of more than 1.1 billion dollars, two-thirds of which is awarded to components of the Health Sciences Center. It is thus not surprising that UF provides fertile ground for diverse and innovative research.
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics invites applications and nominations for the newly created position of Assistant or Associate Professor within the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine this position is part of a larger strategic hiring effort that will support the continued growth of the department and our commitment to a diverse academic and research environment. We value a diverse faculty, and particularly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities and veterans. The successful applicant will join a collegial department with significant research strength and excellence in the areas of neuropharmacology, muscle therapeutics, and immunopharmacology with an emphasis on research conducted in translational and regenerative medicine.
The selected candidate will be supported in establishing an extramurally funded research program, engage in collaborative research, direct theses and dissertations, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates at the Associate Professor rank are expected to have current extramural funding and a well-established track-record of excellence in research and teaching.
- Establish and/or maintain a nationally/internationally recognized extramurally funded research program that is highly collaborative Exhibit commitment to excellence in teaching Pursue innovative departmental education and mentoring including directing theses and dissertations Prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion within our faculty, staff, and students and engage in departmental service missions
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or equivalent); and least two years of postdoctoral training
- Possesses a strong record of innovative science If a candidate for Associate Professor, supported by a well-funded research portfolio which complements the departments strengths and possess prior experience in directing research and educational programs
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Florida College of Medicine faculty and staff are highly interactive and engaged leaders in the basic science fields of neuro-pharmacology, cancer pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, retinopathy, inflammation, obesity, aging and gene therapy. The department is highly ranked 9th amongst Pharmacology departments within public institutions and 12th nationally. We are composed of talented primary faculty, research faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate students, technical support staff, and administrative personnel. In addition, there are a number of jointly appointed faculty representing other departments in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, the Veterans Medical Center, and the Whitney Marine Laboratory. Joint faculty bring additional research expertise and teaching experience to the department for mutual benefit.
The faculty in the department have diverse, but in many cases, interrelated research interests. This unique mixture facilitates a stimulating environment for discovery and provides students and other trainees with ample opportunity to expand their knowledge base and develop interdisciplinary research skills. A number of the faculty are also involved in the process of drug development. This process includes biological target selection and validation, chemical-lead development and optimization, and disease model testing.
The department has a strong commitment to the education of students to understand and apply the principles of pharmacology and to train students in multidisciplinary research. Trainees include undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and M.D., Ph.D. students. Graduate education and training are through the College of Medicine Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences. Professional education includes medical, physician assistants and dental students.
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine is located in the Academic Research Building within the Health Science Center. Because the Health Science Center is part of the main University of Florida campus, the department enjoys strong ties with other aspects of the university through its faculty and students. The relationships to chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, agriculture, and social sciences are of particular importance.
The department provides individual and multi-user research laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, small and large conference rooms, and common equipment rooms. The department currently occupies approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of space. Advanced multidisciplinary research requires up-to-date equipment and facilities; our department is well-equipped for these needs. Networked computers with access to scientific databases, spectrometers, scintillation and gamma counters, cell culture, radioisotope and molecular biology facilities, a mass spectrometer, gas and high-pressure liquid chromatographs, ultracentrifuges, darkroom facilities, electrophysiology and microinjection set-ups and high-speed digital fluorescence imaging are among the many resources available.
A number of research institutes and centers have been constructed to enhance multidisciplinary and interdepartmental research interactions among the faculty and students. These centers and institutes provide core research facilities, seminar programs, and additional training opportunities for the faculty and students. For example, the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR) provides core facilities for biological computing, flow cytometry, protein chemistry, DNA and genome sequencing and electron microscopy to name a few.
The University of Florida’s College of Medicine
The University of Florida’s College of Medicine (COM) is the largest among the six academic health centers within UF Health. Boasting just over 1,500 faculty members, COM is paving the way to improve healthcare in Florida, the nation and the world through excellence and leadership in education, clinical care, discovery, and service.
With $220 million in total research funding, the COM strives to improve our understanding of human health and disease through groundbreaking research and to translate these discoveries into new solutions that improve health outcomes and quality of care.
The City of Gainesville
Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org/) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the north central Florida region.
The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest", Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.
Nomination and Application Instructions
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, reporting to the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Candidates must apply online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524880/astaso-prof-department-of-pharmacology-and-therapeutics and should include a letter of interest outlining their special qualifications for this position and a current curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and nominations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If accommodations due to a disability are needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics’ commitment to embracing diversity, promoting equity, and creating an inclusive environment for all is unwavering. We believe that diverse points of view and a strong sense of belonging are the optimal vehicle to strengthen excellence in science and innovation. We strive to empower and support all members of our department to authentically be who they are and want to be.
We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training