Assist/Assoc Prof., Dept. of Pharmaceutical, Social and Admin Sciences, Medicinal Chemist (12-mo-TT)

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor, Pharmacy (tenure-track). This full-time, tenure track position is a 12-month appointment. The individual in this position will contribute to teaching, service, and scholarship supporting the mission and vision of McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmaceutical Social and Administrative Sciences. Teaching responsibilities include didactic in the required curriculum with opportunities to teach electives. The successful candidate will provide didactic teaching, develop high-impact scholarly works, submit extramural grants to support high-impact scholarship, contribute to committee service, and complete other duties as assigned. This full-time appointment is expected to begin October, 2021.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry or related degree from a nationally accredited institution (or equivalent).  Related degrees must be from an accredited U.S. school of pharmacy and these individuals will  also   have a postdoctoral fellowship or relevant industry experience. Preference given to candidates who have a strong record of research/scholarship and potential for funded research. The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching and research commensurate with appointment to the rank of assistant or associate professor at Samford University. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications, previous teaching involvement, and research and scholarship accomplishments.

The successful individual must exhibit effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management and organization skills, and attention to detail. The candidate must also embrace the interprofessional teaching model of the College of Health Sciences and student-centered teaching of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

The College of Health Sciences includes four schools: Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Health. The college offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an interprofessional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to healthcare delivery and professional practice.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Applications will be accepted  immediately and review of applications will begin August 13, 2021 . Applications will be accepted until September 17, 2021. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, the names of three professional references, application for faculty position and faculty application Christian Mission Statement. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the McWhorter School of Pharmacy embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:  

Subject:  Medicinal Chemist/Drug Discovery

For questions about this position please contact:

Search Committee Chair, Dr. Greg Gorman or 205-726-4452


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