Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

  • University of Mississippi
  • University, MS
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Chemistry

Job Description

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Position Description

The Department of BioMolecular Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi is seeking qualified applicants for a full time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will have an established, externally funded research program in the areas of glycoscience, carbohydrate chemistry, glycochemistry and/or chemical biology, as part of the University of Mississippi's ongoing efforts to expand our research capabilities in glycoscience. The successful candidate will be expected to interact closely with the Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence (GlyCORE), an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence that fosters and supports research in glycoscience through both direct research funding and three fully subsidized research core facilities. These dedicated and staffed research core facilities offer services and instrumentation access including high resolution mass spectrometry, surface plasmon resonance, confocal fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, bioinformatics and advanced molecular modeling and simulation. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching medicinal chemistry in a graduate program as well as professional pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program or the potential to provide instruction in these fields. Applicants applying for the higher ranks should have a nationally recognized research program with recurrent success in securing extramural funding and excellent teaching credentials. Applicants from industry with experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, and/or drug design are also encouraged.

The University of Mississippi is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. The School of Pharmacy is on the main campus in Oxford, a community of approximately 19,000 residents that has been recognized nationally as one of America's best places to live. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named The University of Mississippi as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For." The Department of BioMolecular Sciences is the primary department of 19 full-time faculty with research emphases in medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology. Department of BioMolecular Sciences faculty have affiliations with the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and collaborative opportunities in the National Center for Natural Products Research. The department has teaching responsibilities in several degree programs, including the Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, or a related field as well as post-doctoral experience. Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a detailed description of research plans not to exceed six pages, a one-page executive summary of the research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed two pages, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of four references through The University of Mississippi's online employment site at https://careers.olemiss.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to applications received before September 15, 2022. For additional information, please contact Prof. Joshua Sharp, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-1758, jsharp@olemiss.edu.

Position Details

Appointment (12 Month)

Assignment Type (Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For," is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns." With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi's Healthiest Workplaces.

Touted as the "Cultural Mecca of the South", creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford's rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Conde Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Facility: Biomolecular Sciences (10000938)

Department: Regular Faculty - Tenure Track/Non-Tenure Track

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