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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pharmacology (Tenure-Track)

The University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences (, invites applications for a full-time, 12 months per year, tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant/Associate or Full Professor level emphasizing research expertise in pharmacology. Of particular interest are candidates with the capability of working in a multidisciplinary fashion with chemists and biologists within the university, and with others in academia and industry. Candidates should have demonstrated postdoctoral experience in pharmacology. The successful candidate is expected to develop or already display an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Special attention will be given to candidates with research programs complementing and expanding existing departmental strengths in drug design and discovery, safety pharmacology and drug toxicology, drug delivery and biopharmaceutics, bioinformatics, leading to therapeutic translational opportunities in medicinal product development. Teaching responsibilities include mentoring postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the pharmaceutical science and teaching basic and advanced coursework in pharmacology at the professional, graduate and postdoctoral levels. Participation in teaching with our growing undergraduate course offerings in the pharmaceutical sciences is also available.

Routine faculty administration and participation duties, such as attendance at departmental and full faculty meetings and committee service, as well as annual review submissions, peer review, and peer-to-peer teaching evaluation activities are expected.

Educational/Position Requirements, Qualifications and Experience: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Pharmacology or related field in the pharmaceutical sciences, with appropriate and productive post-doctoral training, experience, and expertise. Assistant professor applicants must demonstrate a formulated approach to develop an extramurally funded research program and an existing quality publication record. Senior-level faculty applicants are expected to have a record of successful and consistent extramural funding and a significant nationally / internationally acknowledged track record of publications and presentations in the relevant field. Prior examples of teaching experience and innovation, excellence and content and performance evaluations are requested. Qualified candidates will preferably have demonstrated experience or leadership in diversity and inclusion within their prior academic and professional work environments that they can bring to the education setting.

Compensation and Benefits: The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The rank of Assistant/ Associate/Full Professor is provided commensurate with the research and scholarly accomplishments, assessed teaching capabilities, and expertise in the field of study. The University also offers excellent benefits and options to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities. The tenure decision date will be determined prior to beginning the tenure-track period upon employment. Promotion and Tenure is determined by recommendation of the School of Pharmacy and by the university’s committee on academic promotions and tenure to the Provost’s office, where the ultimate decision is made. University service is an important contribution for the well-rounded faculty candidate’s recruitment and success.

Application Procedure: For consideration, please apply online using the following link: Interested individuals should electronically submit a letter of intent/personal statement, current curriculum vitae, research/scholarship plan, teaching philosophy statement, and the names of three - five references with current contact information. Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until each position is filled.

About the USC School of Pharmacy: Ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 among private pharmacy school in the country, the USC School of Pharmacy is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation in pharmaceutical education, practice and research. Faculty in the departments of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, and Regulatory and Quality Sciences have national and international stature as professional, scholarly, and educational leaders. The School and its faculty uniquely spans the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical development and clinical care – from drug discovery to regulatory approaches that promote safety and innovation, from delivery of patient care services to evaluating the impact of care on patient outcomes and costs.

USC offers cutting-edge opportunities for multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and translational research collaborations ( These research centers and institutes include: an NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Institute, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, two NIH-sponsored Liver, and GI Diseases Center, the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, the Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute, the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, the USC Institute of Addiction Science, and the Zilka Neurogenetics Institute. The USC Provost's Initiative provides core infrastructure support in several areas, including Biomedical Imaging Sciences, Biomedical Nanoscience, and Neurosciences. USC also offers access to one of the widest varieties of affiliated private and public hospitals in the United States.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Southern California is actively committed to equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion within its faculty hiring practices, so qualified candidates from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
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