Faculty Position

Richmond, Virginia
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
Sep 27, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Medicinal / Clinical, Organic
Job Type
Full time

Faculty Position

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Pharmacy


The VCU School of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has an immediate opening for one or possibly two full-time tenure-track teaching and research faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry or a related field and have significant postdoctoral research experience.  Candidates with interests in any drug discovery and design research are invited to apply, but we are particularly interested in disease areas such as neurological disorders, cardiovascular disorders and cancer.  In addition, our technology portfolio would be enhanced by candidates with expertise in computational chemistry/biology, enzymology, synthetic organic chemistry, and/or high throughput screening.

The successful applicant will produce scholarship that complements and expands existing research programs in the department. At the rank of Assistant Professor, he or she will have an established research agenda with a clear potential for external support.  At the rank of Associate Professor, he or she will have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of success in a multi-disciplinary environment and appropriate external funding. The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member, contribute to high-impact teaching in the School’s graduate and professional degree programs and provide service to the School and the University.

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled, but priority will be given to complete applications received by November 15, 2018.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Applicants should go to www.vcujobs.com and locate the above position number.  Upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and plans, a synopsis of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information for three references.  Further questions can be directed to the Search Chair: Dr. Glen E. Kellogg (glen.kellogg@vcu.edu).


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.