Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of BioMolecular Sciences

Oxford, Mississippi
Salary commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
Jul 30, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education, Organic, Pharmaceutical
Job Type
Full time

The Division of Pharmacognosy of 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 or Associate Professor. We seek candidates with expertise in the fields of chemistry and biology of natural products, who possess a record of distinguished and innovative research (as evidenced by a significant publication record and the potential to secure extramural funding) and a commitment to excellence in education. Applicants applying for the higher rank should have a nationally recognized research program with recurrent success in securing extramural funding and excellent teaching credentials.

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 23,000 residents that has been recognized nationally as one of America’s best places to live. For ten consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Department of BioMolecular Sciences has 17 full-time faculty with research emphases in medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology. The faculty have affiliations with the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and collaborative opportunities in the National Center for Natural Products Research. Additionally, in 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. Membership in these constellation groups provide access to cross-disciplinary researchers working to solve grand challenges. 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.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is established. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field in the pharmaceutical sciences as well as post-doctoral experience. Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a detailed description of research plans, a one-page executive summary of the research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of four references through The University of Mississippi’s online employment site at For additional information please contact, Dr. Jordan Zjawiony, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-7290,

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