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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Employer
Butler University
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences seeks a collegial, dynamic faculty member to teach and conduct research in a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. A vibrant university located in a growing metropolitan area, Butler is committed to providing a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students and seeks applicants who will engage in and contribute to those values.

Eligibility for hire:
  • A doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry, chemistry with an emphasis on biologically active compounds, or a closely related field.
  • Experience in cheminformatics or computational chemistry and active engagement in research broadly related to pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Ideally, candidates would have teaching experience and a desire to use innovative teaching methods to educate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.
Job Description:
  • The main teaching responsibilities of the hired applicant will be medicinal chemistry lectures and group learning sessions in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, in a four-course series titled “Principles of Drug Action”, which integrates medicinal chemistry and pharmacology. The hired applicant will teach courses for M.S. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences and/or Data Analytics.
  • The hired applicant will be expected to provide innovative and varied learning experiences. The Butler Center for Academic Technology (CAT) ( https://www.butler.edu/cat ) supports learning by working with faculty to promote thoughtful and effective use of academic technology and instructional approaches. 
  • The hired applicant will engage students in the Doctor of Pharmacy, M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science, and M.S. in Data Analytics (Bioinformatics) degree programs in research experiences.  
  • The hired applicant is expected to seek extramural research funding and conduct innovative research in a collaborative fashion that integrates the chemical sciences, life sciences, and data mining in drug discovery. We are particularly interested in candidates who bridge chemical and biological information using large, diverse datasets.
There are unique opportunities for interactions between basic scientists and clinical pharmacists at Butler University. Furthermore, there are opportunities to develop collaborations in Indianapolis with institutes and companies within the 16Tech innovation district ( https://www.16tech.com/ ), an initiative that brings together technology and biosciences in areas that link big data to the molecular mechanism.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a diverse set of programs leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare and Business degrees. Butler offers personalized liberal and professional education to students in its six colleges (Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts). Ranked #1 as "best undergraduate teaching" and "most innovative schools" in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center and life sciences hub ( https://www.biocrossroads.com/top100/ ). General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at  http://www.butler.edu/cophs/ 

Your application should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, 2-page research statement and plan, and 1-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion addressing the following two questions: “What does diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean to you?” and “How will you commit yourself to fostering your definition of DEI in our program?” Please submit your full application as a single PDF file or any inquiries to Dr. Marcos Oliveira, moliveir@butler.edu .

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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