The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The faculty member will develop an independent research program in an area of biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences that is in line with or complements current research laboratories in the department and UAMS. While the primary focus of this position is scholarship, commitment to education activities and service to the College, University, and profession are also expected.
The successful candidate will provide functions in teaching, research/scholarly activities, professional development, academic citizenship, and administrative academic service. Candidates with research programs in an area of cancer research, including but not limited to cancer (molecular) biology, development of novel cancer therapeutics, cancer immunology, the tumor microenvironment, or the study of effects of cancer therapy on normal (non-cancer) tissues are especially encouraged to apply.
This is a tenure-track faculty position. Other research and/or institutional opportunities may be available depending on candidate experience and interests. The faculty appointment will be in the Department in the College of Pharmacy. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health.
UAMS is an academic health science campus with Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Health Professions, and Graduate School. The UAMS main campus is in Little Rock and has a regional campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Little Rock – North Little Rock communities consist of approximately 750,000 people and offer a high quality of life with a modest cost of living, excellent schools, and recreational opportunities. Clinical excellence, scientific translation, and practical applicability are found in abundance at UAMS. Faculty enjoy close collaboration among colleagues from seven research institutes, eight regional clinical centers across the state, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Research interests align via the Translational Research Institute, founded in 2011 following a 2009 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). UAMS BioVentures facilitates commercialization of inventions and services developed by UAMS researchers to benefit public health. In the last 5 year, UAMS and the Cancer Institute have seen an extraordinary expansion of their research facilities, programs and funding, as summarized on the homepage of the UAMS Office of Research and Innovation here.
The College of Pharmacy
The UAMS College of Pharmacy was established at the beginning of the 1951-52 academic year in response to the demand for well-prepared individuals in practical and theoretical pharmacy and interrelated subjects. The US News & World Report ranks the UAMS College of Pharmacy at 31 out of 134 pharmacy schools nationwide. The academic responsibility of the College of Pharmacy is to nurture an environment of excellence in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, with communication and acquisition of new knowledge through teaching and the pursuit of new knowledge through research and study. The College of Pharmacy has approximately 55 full-time faculty members. The College offers a 4-year professional doctoral degree in pharmacy and Ph.D. degrees in two major tracks: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is composed of 17 faculty members at the rank of assistant professor or higher, who oversee a total of 12 research laboratories. The Department incorporates a drug discovery group with state-of-the-art laboratories for chemical synthesis and analysis as well as in vitro and in vivo testing of new drug treatments. In addition, the Department houses the Division of Radiation Health which has a focus on identifying biological mechanisms of radiation response and interventions that prevent or reduce normal tissue radiation injuries. The Department is the home of the Center for Studies of Host Response to Cancer Therapy, supported by an NIGMS Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, with the primary objective of supporting junior faculty in their research and career development. Many faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences are a member of and have leadership roles in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
- The candidate will have a PhD and/or PharmD or terminal degree with expertise in a biomedical or pharmaceutical science.
- Experience as postdoctoral fellow or independent researcher in academia or industry preferred.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Application Process & Requirements
To assure full consideration, applications must include
1) a curriculum vitae or resume
Applications will be sought until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted to the UAMS Workday posting
Nominations and applicant inquiries can be sent to Robert Moore via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 501-686-7272.
This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at 501-686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).