Assistant Professor

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Number of Vacancies

06 - School of Medicine

Primary Department

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
The Department of Pharmacology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU-SOM) invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of Pharmacology at WSU-SOM has a long-standing, outstanding reputation in cutting-edge scientific research in neuropharmacology, cellular pharmacology and environmental health and toxicity. A vibrant department comprising twenty primary faculty and various affiliates, Pharmacology prides itself in training and mentoring the next generation of scientists at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. Another key component of the department is the mentoring of new and junior faculty who join our family.

Candidates for this position must have a PhD degree, or equivalent, in a relevant biomedical discipline with an outstanding postdoctoral record of high impact research achievements in their field. The ideal candidate is one who also has a demonstrable track record of external research funding and the mentorship of junior individuals. We seek candidates to develop a vigorous, independent research program with interests broadly relevant to cellular pharmacology with focus on health issues such as malignancies, neurological diseases, toxicology, or health disparities.

The successful candidate will join a highly dynamic and collegial academic setting and will receive a competitive start-up package, generous laboratory space, state-of-the-art core facilities, and an environment that supports multidisciplinary collaboration. The candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program, contribute to departmental activities, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and trainee mentorship in our graduate and medical programs

Wayne State University (WSU) is a Carnegie level 1 institution and a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. The WSU School of Medicine is located in midtown Detroit, one of the dynamic urban communities leading the revitalization of the city. The metropolitan area provides a cosmopolitan environment with rich cultural offerings, strong schools and outstanding affordable housing in our beautiful Great Lakes region.

The position will remain open until filled.

Unique Duties

PhD or Equivalent
Faculty Rank must commensurate with credentials.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Faculty and Academic Staff

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Instructions for submitting your application:
Please include the documents below along with your application
- CV
- Names of five potential reference writers
- A 3 page research plan covering your independent research
- A 1 page teaching philosophy
- A 1 page diversity statement

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Funding/Salary Information

Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Hourly Rate
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary Range
(Academic Only)

Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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