Open Rank Faculty Positions, Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Feb 17, 2020
Full time   Medicine & Dentistry Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Studies

Job Description


Chief Purpose of this Position: This tenure eligible position will provide oversight and conduct of funded research in the drug abuse field, using classical or modern neuroscience, molecular or behavioral techniques. The position will also support the department with teaching and service-related responsibilities appropriate to the incumbent’s rank.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teaching
    • Faculty member is expected to provide high quality instruction to graduate and professional school students, and to develop new courses as necessary, based on department needs.
  • Research
    • Faculty member must lead a nationally recognized and well-funded research program with a record of publication in refereed journals. The position will be expected to develop or expand interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance the drug abuse studies research program in the department. In addition, the incumbent will mentor graduate and professional students in the research laboratory.
  • Service
    • Faculty member will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, school, university and professional community, by serving on committees, as a reviewer, as a scientific society officer, etc.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent in pharmacology or a closely-related field
  • At least three years of relevant postdoctoral training, for the assistant professor level, with increasing years of postdoctoral training expected for those wishing to be considered at the associate professor or professor level
  • Clear and established research expertise in the area of drug abuse
  • Current and transferable federally sponsored research funding portfolio, to complement and expand existing departmental expertise
  • Documented experience in writing and publishing scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals
  • Highly experienced using classical or modern neuroscience, molecular or behavioral techniques
  • Documented teaching experience at the graduate and/or professional school level
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications: Record of prior and current service responsibilities, to include journal review, study section service, and/or service as an officer of a national scientific organization.

Application Details

Please apply via the Virginia Commonwealth University electronic recruiting system, eJobs, at, by April 30, 2020. Search the keywords field for F61520, then submit a CV, cover letter (describing research interests), and (via the Other Documents section) the names and contact information for three professional references. Note that should you be selected for an on-site interview, your references will be contacted and asked to provide letters of recommendation on your behalf. Review of applications will begin immediately.


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Application Deadline

April 30, 2020