The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications and nominations for the Director of C-ROPES – Collaborative for Research on Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences, a cluster hire initiative and an embryonic partnership between the Fisch College of Pharmacy, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Engineering. The primary objective of C-ROPES is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary translational research on a range of projects from drug discovery to drug delivery, and from engineering of active therapeutics to product design and development. The three participating colleges are committed to strategically supporting this interdisciplinary research through their individual academic programs and a cross-cutting graduate program, providing tenure home for cluster hires, and sharing core research facilities to advance the goals of C-ROPES. Texas is a leading pharmaceutical research state, ranking second in the nation for clinical trials. The University contributes to the strong healthcare industry in Tyler through its Fisch College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and its partnerships with sister institution UT Health Northeast, as well as Trinity Mother Francis and the East Texas Medical Center.
The Director will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will work closely with an advisory board consisting of Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Deans of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and College of Pharmacy, and select members of the pharmaceutical industry in Texas. The Director will have an opportunity to hire 3-5 new faculty, as well as recruiting a select number of current faculty as Fellows of C-ROPES.
Candidates are expected to have a strong record of research and scholarship, and a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences, engineering, or equivalent field. A record of industry experience, industry-funded collaboration, and/or entrepreneurial experience in developing ventures are viewed favorably. Considerable emphasis will be given to individuals who have successfully initiated interdisciplinary research and scholarship. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, detailed summary of research plans, and the names of three references via email to Amir Mirmiran, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at: Provost@uttyler.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes eight academic and six health institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler enrolls nearly 10,000 students. The beautiful 210-acre Tyler campus is nestled along twin lakes, surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. The university also maintains regional campuses in Palestine, Longview, and Houston.