University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until Filled
Date Posted February 24, 2014

Job Description: The University of Florida, College of Pharmacy is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Chair for the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. The successful candidate will be eligible for appointment as a tenure-track Associate Professor or Professor. Major responsibilities of the chair position include: Setting and executing the strategic direction for the Department Providing leadership to the Department in the areas of collaborative research, teaching, and service Committing to enhance and expand the research capabilities of the Department including external funding Leading departmental contributions to the teaching mission in the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program Developing and managing the departmental resources, staff, and budget Overseeing mentorship of Department faculty and students Participating in the leadership team within the College Working with faculty across the University to enhance interdisciplinary research and teaching. The Department will be adding additional faculty members who have established records of excellence in drug discovery and development that will be funded by a new university-wide program to advance research frontiers in particularly promising areas. The Department currently has 6 tenure-track and 4 non-tenure research or instructional-track faculty. Established research programs within the Department include drug discovery, organic synthesis of medicinal agents, natural products chemistry, prodrugs, topical drug delivery, peptide chemistry, molecular modeling, drug metabolism and molecular toxicology. The Department of Medicinal Chemistry has a long and rich history of training PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. The Center for Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development (CNPD3) is housed in the Medicinal Chemistry department. The Department occupies office and research space in the Medical Sciences Building, which is part of the health sciences complex, and is also in close proximity to the Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The College of Pharmacy is located within the UF Health Science Center complex ( that includes SHANDS Healthcare and six Colleges as well as the Center for Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Cancer Center, Genetics Institute, McKnight Brain Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease. This unique research environment offers excellent opportunities for synergistic collaborations. Gainesville offers an exceptional quality of life with ready access to year-round recreation. The University of Florida serves nearly 50,000 students from across the U. S. and the world. UF is consistently ranked among the nationtop universities: No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report Public Universities(August 2012); No. 2 in Kiplinger Values in Public Colleges(2012); and No. 7 in the Princeton Review Value Public Colleges(2012). The U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of PharmacyDoctor of Pharmacy program #14 out of 125 pharmacy-accredited programs (2012). The College continues to be a leader in research, currently ranked #18 in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Floridain the Sunshineand Public Records laws. As such, all Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.
Minimum Requirements: Must be eligible for appointment as a tenure-track Associate Professor or Professor.
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