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Assistant/Associate Professor in Pharmacology/Toxicology

New College - Arizona State University
ASU’s West Campus
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2022
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The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University is expanding its Pharmacology and Toxicology program. We invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track/Tenured faculty position with broad interdisciplinary expertise applicable to any area of Pharmacology or Toxicology that complements or supplements existing strengths in the school.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences ( ) at Arizona State University,  is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that offers bachelor’s degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biology, Environmental Science, Applied Computing, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Forensic Science, Computational Forensics, Biotechnology and Bioenterprise, and a master’s degree in Biological Data Science. Faculty collaborate across disciplines within the School and throughout ASU. Mentoring doctoral students is possible through university-wide graduate programs. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded program of research; to deliver quality undergraduate and graduate instruction in Pharmacology/Toxicology, and in topics related to a candidate’s specialized area of expertise; and to contribute service to the university and  the profession. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that  have historically been underrepresented in the sciences, and achieving diversity that reflects the U.S. population.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Teach both general and specialized courses related to Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • Establish a vigorous, externally-funded program of research in which undergraduate students can participate. Conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research among a rapidly growing community of tenured and tenure-track faculty;
  • Provide impactful education through undergraduate research and innovative programmatic development, and cultural-responsive teaching and mentoring practices;
  • Cultivate equitable inclusion across all aspects of the school’s operations;
  • Foster collegiality; we value a highly collaborative community and culture that prioritizes mutual respect, support, and collective success of our faculty staff, and students.  All employees are expected to contribute to a positive and healthy work environment and role model professional behavior for our students. Contribute service to the university and profession.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. by the time of appointment in Pharmacology; Toxicology (environmental or human health); Biology; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Genetics; Pharmacogenomics; Epidemiology; Bioengineering; Applied Math, Statistics of Computing with a focus on Pharmacology or Toxicology; or another discipline germane to Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring students in research in areas applicable to Pharmacology/Toxicology.
  • Evidence of college/university teaching and course development experience.
  • Interest to act as a liaison with PharmD and other local professional programs.
  • Demonstrated contributions to school/professional service.
  • Interest to develop new courses and curricula for the Pharmacology/Toxicology program.
  • Interest in establishing interdisciplinary research programs.
  • Record of publications in areas applicable to Pharmacology/Toxicology commensurate with candidate’s current rank where recent Ph.D. graduate candidates may have few, if any, submitted grants.
  • Record of grant submission (including proposals funded, submitted, and/or unfunded) in areas applicable to Pharmacology/Toxicology commensurate with candidate’s current rank.


Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is December 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 


Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • One page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 
  • A statement describing current and future research plans
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
  • A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion;

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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