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Tenure Track, Special Title Series Faculty Position in the Pharmacy Practice and Science department

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky
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Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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Tenure Track, Special Title Series Faculty Position in the

Pharmacy Practice and Science department

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is recruiting broadly for a 12-month, tenure-eligible appointment with an anticipated Fall 2024 start date. We seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and practice experiences who can contribute to student success in academic education and help grow our translational research program portfolio. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research interests complement the University’s and/or College’s signature existing and emerging research themes (including substance use disorders, infectious diseases, cancer, neurological disorders, metabolic syndrome, and immune modulation of disease).

Candidates must possess a pharmacy degree (BS or PharmD). Advanced clinical training is preferred, but not required. All career levels of experience should apply; preference will be given to assistant professor candidates who have evidence projecting outstanding scholarship, research productivity, and a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded, nationally recognized, collaborative research program. Opportunities for clinical practice engagement that are complementary to the candidate’s scholarship focus are plentiful at UK Healthcare and in the community. The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, advising, and mentoring of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), undergraduate, and graduate students in a manner that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. This job description provides a portrait of an ideal candidate. Candidates who possess many, though perhaps not all, qualifications are encouraged to apply.

The University of Kentucky, the College of Pharmacy, and the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Sciences are strongly committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, we highly encourage applications from and nominations of candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. To learn more about our College’s perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion , see our Vision, Mission, and Value Statements and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Web Page

A primary mission of The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is to improve health by developing innovative approaches for the treatment of disease. Our faculty create and lead collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts within our University’s dynamic and growing research and clinical enterprises, with a particular focus on translating discoveries to impact patients. The College of Pharmacy resides in a 286,000 sq. ft. building located next to the Biomedical Biological Sciences Research Building and the recently opened Healthy Kentucky Research Building that also houses pharmacy faculty. All three buildings are at the center of the combined medical and academic campus, facilitating close interactions with other departments and centers at the University of Kentucky. These include nationally recognized centers of excellence in neuroscience (Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute), cancer (Markey Cancer Center an NCI-comprehensive Cancer Center), cardiovascular disease (Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Gill Heart and Vascular Institute), clinical/translational research (Center for Clinical and Translational Science), and interprofessional education (Center for Interprofessional and Community Health Education). The College houses research centers that cultivate and provide expertise in all aspects of drug research from T1 to T4. These include the Molecular Modeling and Biopharmaceuticals Center, the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice, the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation and the institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. The College of Pharmacy is also home to a COBRE grant in Translational and Chemical Biology, a primary mission of which is to support junior faculty in their research and career development. In addition, the College of Pharmacy works with other Colleges on campus to develop collaborative research teams by funding programs like the “igniting research collaborations” program. 

Application materials must include:

1) Curriculum vitae,

2) Cover letter including clinical practice activities, focus, and interests,

3) Research statement including a summary of research goals (under specific request 1),

4) Teaching and mentoring philosophy statement (under specific request 2),

5) Diversity statement detailing the candidate’s background and experience with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in their academic responsibilities (under specific request 3)

6) Names of three people who may be contacted for reference letters.

*Items 2-5 should not exceed 2 pages each (8 pages total)

Application materials must be submitted online at UK Jobs: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 31, 2023.

For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair,
Dr. Val Adams( For questions regarding submitting application materials, contact UK Human Resources ( or call 859-257-9555, option 2). Assessment of candidate applications will start immediately, with an anticipated interview schedule beginning in January. This process will continue until the position is filled or June 30, 2024, whichever comes first.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer & Educator. If offered a position, the candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and national background check in accordance with University of Kentucky Human Resources regulations.

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