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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

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Position Summary

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia is seeking an outstanding candidate to build on the research strengths in the Department, which include strong, active research programs in chemical biology, pharmacology and pharmaceutics, cancer biology and infectious diseases. We hold a particular interest in pharmaceutical/biomedical research that integrates cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), encompassing areas such as drug discovery and beyond. The position is a full-time, 9-month tenure track position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

The primary duties of the faculty member will build be to build and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program focused in any area of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences including drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics.

The faculty member will be located in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the on-line application, applicants are asked to submit the following information as a single PDF file in the “Other Documents #1” section:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, and a summary of research accomplishments and future goals (2-page max.).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2-page max.).
  • The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.
To be assured of full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2024. The screening process will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The starting date will be August 1, 2024. Questions related to the position may be directed to:

Eileen J. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Georgia Athletic Association Professor
The University of Georgia
College of Pharmacy
Athens, Georgia 30602
Phone: 706-542-6497

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor


Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy offers pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences degree programs that are among the best in Georgia, the southeast, and the nation. UGA’s College of Pharmacy provides a superior curriculum taught by nationally-recognized faculty members in an experiential, research-based environment. Simply put, this is the right place to prepare for a career in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. What sets us apart, however, is the family atmosphere that has become a part of our culture. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni share a unique bond because of the inclusiveness, character and personality of the college.

Athens is ideally situated in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, yet is less than one hour from metropolitan Atlanta, and within easy access to the scenic Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee mountains.

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a pharmaceutical- or biomedical-based science.

Additional Requirements

At least two years of postdoctoral training and a strong publication record. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels within the College of Pharmacy is required.

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Candidates at the Associate Professor level will have demonstrated effective teaching, maintained an independent scholarly program or unique expertise support by competitive extramural funding, and contributed to service duties at the Department, College, University and/or professional level. Candidates at the Associate/Full Professor level should also demonstrate a strong history of extramural funding.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate would build on the research strengths in the Department, which include strong, active research programs in chemical biology, pharmacology and pharmaceutics, cancer biology and infectious diseases.

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Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .



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