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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Medicinal & Computational Chemistry

Butler University - College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Indianapolis, Indiana
Salary with benefits
Closing date
Jan 14, 2022

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Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical
Work Function
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Full time
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Medicinal & Computational Chemistry

The Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences seeks a collegial, dynamic faculty member to teach and conduct research in a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. A vibrant university located in a growing metropolitan area, Butler is committed to providing a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students and seeks applicants who will engage in and contribute to those values.
● A doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry, chemistry with an emphasis on biologically active compounds, or a closely related field.
● Experience in cheminformatics or computational chemistry and active engagement in research broadly related to pharmaceutical sciences.
● Ideally, candidates would have teaching experience and a desire to use innovative teaching methods to educate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.
Job Description:
● The main teaching responsibilities of the hired applicant will be medicinal chemistry lectures and group learning sessions in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, in a four course series titled “Principles of Drug Action”, which integrates medicinal chemistry and pharmacology. The hired applicant will also teach courses for M.S. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences and/or Data Analytics.
● The hired applicant will be expected to provide innovative and varied learning experiences. The Butler Center for Academic Technology (CAT) ( ) supports learning by working with faculty to promote thoughtful and effective use of academic technology and instructional approaches.
● The hired applicant will engage students in the Doctor of Pharmacy, M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science, and M.S. in Data Analytics degree programs in research experiences.
● The hired applicant is expected to seek extramural research funding and conduct innovative research in a collaborative fashion that integrates the chemical sciences, life sciences, and data mining in drug discovery. We are particularly interested in candidates who bridge chemical and biological information using large, diverse datasets.
There are unique opportunities for interactions between basic scientists and clinical pharmacists at Butler University. In a 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art collaborative laboratory, current faculty engage in NIH and NSF-funded research involving bioinformatics, precision medicine, drug discovery, and data analytics. Computational researchers also have ample access to multiple supercomputers on campus. Furthermore, there are opportunities to develop collaborations in Indianapolis with institutes and companies within the 16Tech innovation district (, an initiative that brings together technology and biosciences in areas that link big data to molecular mechanisms.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a diverse set of programs leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare and Business degrees. Butler University offers personalized liberal and professional education to students in its six colleges (Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts). Ranked #1 as "best undergraduate teaching" and "most innovative schools" in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World
Report, Butler is located just five miles from downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center and life sciences hub ( General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at
Your application should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, 2-page research statement and plan, and 1-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion addressing the following two questions: “What does diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean to you?” and “How will you commit yourself to fostering your definition of DEI in our program?” Please submit your full application as a single PDF file to Rebecca Welch, Questions should be sent to Dr. Marcos Oliveira, Applications will be reviewed starting January 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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