Professor and Chair of Pharmacodynamics

University of Florida College of Pharmacy

United States

Professor & Chair of Pharmacodynamics

Permanent Status Faculty, Tenure-Track Faculty
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Health Profession
Professor & Chair of Pharmacodynamics


The College of Pharmacy invites applications for the position of tenure-track Professor and Chair of the
Department of Pharmacodynamics.

The College of Pharmacy is seeking a visionary leader for the Department who is experienced in
collaborative research partnerships and who will seize the opportunity as Chair to strengthen and
expand its research vision for developing new therapeutics and understanding mechanisms of disease,
and nurturing the next-generation of diverse scientists and leaders in the discipline. The ideal candidate
will have a distinguished record of research, teaching, scholarly accomplishments and leadership. They
should also be an accomplished educator with experience in professional and graduate education and in
mentoring both junior faculty and graduate students. The Chair will be expected to work with the
department in a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent manner to promote overall interests and
development of the department faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, and with the Dean and other
leadership of the College of Pharmacy to fulfill its research, education and governance missions.

The department is highly integrative and collaborative, with a strong focus in cellular and systems
physiology and pharmacology, neuroscience, and drug development The College possesses outstanding
strengths across the drug discovery, development and use pipeline, currently ranking #5 among colleges
of pharmacy according to US News and World Report (USNWR) and #3 in federal and NIH research
funding, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and with a robust graduate
program currently consisting of more than 130 students. The home of both the College and the
Department of Pharmacodynamics is the main campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, the
flagship AAU academic research institution of the State of Florida, which is currently ranked #5 among
public universities by USNWR. The College is based in one of the largest integrated academic health
centers in the country, with Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health and Health
Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as UF Health and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
situated on a university campus serving over 50,000 students. Exceptional opportunities for synergistic
growth exist through the campus-wide Artificial Intelligence initiative and through joining forces with
Scripps Florida to promote outstanding biomedical research.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field. Successful candidates will have a
strong current funding record, a proven track record of publication, a demonstrated ability to establish
or work effectively in interdisciplinary collaborations, and teaching experience. Candidates are expected
to maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program.
Criminal background check required.


Ideal candidates should have recognition as a current or emerging leader in their discipline, a track
record in building synergistic teams to obtain multi-team funding, applicable administrative and
management experience, and visionary ambitions for building on existing departmental strengths to
take an already strong multidisciplinary department to the next level through an integrated approach.


The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Formal review of applications
will begin immediately and will continue until a viable applicant pool is established.
Interested applicants should apply online at A cover
letter, CV, brief summary of research accomplishments, funding and current research, diversity
statement that demonstrates current commitment or future vision to enhancing diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI) efforts in the applicant's field of study, and a list of three references are required.
References will not be contacted without the applicant's permission.

To request further information, please contact:

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
University of Florida
College of Pharmacy
PO Box 100485
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-7738

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A
transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees
earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a
professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation
Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and
inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a
disability is 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.

18 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Open until filled

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