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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

The University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy
Oxford, Mississippi
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Aug 11, 2022

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Medicinal Chemistry - Glycoscience

School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi

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, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will have an established, externally funded research program in the areas of glycoscience, carbohydrate chemistry, glycochemistry and/or chemical biology, as part of the University of Mississippi’s ongoing efforts to expand our research capabilities in glycoscience. The successful candidate will be expected to interact closely with the Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence (GlyCORE), an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence that fosters and supports research in glycoscience through both direct research funding and three fully subsidized research core facilities. These dedicated and staffed research core facilities offer services and instrumentation access including high resolution mass spectrometry, surface plasmon resonance, confocal fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, bioinformatics and advanced molecular modeling and simulation. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching medicinal chemistry in a graduate program as well as professional pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program or the potential to provide instruction in these fields. Applicants applying for the higher ranks should have a nationally recognized research program with recurrent success in securing extramural funding and excellent teaching credentials. Applicants from industry with experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, and/or drug design are also encouraged.

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 19,000 residents that has been recognized nationally as one of America’s best places to live. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named The University of Mississippi as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” The Department of BioMolecular Sciences is the primary department of 19 full-time faculty with research emphases in medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology. Department of BioMolecular Sciences faculty have affiliations with the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and collaborative opportunities in the National Center for Natural Products Research. 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.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, or a related field as well as post-doctoral experience. Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a detailed description of research plans not to exceed six pages, a one-page executive summary of the research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed two pages, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of four references through The University of Mississippi’s online employment site at

Review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to applications received before September 15, 2022. For additional information, please contact Prof. Joshua Sharp, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-1758,

At the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, we believe that the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in our school, research centers and society will strengthen the health and wellbeing of our communities. We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.



Founded in 1908, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is the state’s only pharmacy school. Through its education, research, and service missions the school aims to improve the health of our state citizens as well as the nation and the world. The school is comprised of four academic departments (BioMolecular Sciences, Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Pharmacy Administration, and Pharmacy Practice). Graduate degrees are offered by three departments. The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) is also housed within the School of Pharmacy. RIPS was established to discover and disseminate knowledge of natural drug products, develop and commercialize new products, improve public health, and stimulate the economy. Within RIPS are the Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology, Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management and the National Center for Natural Products Research. The Pii Center is devoted to research related to hot-melt extrusion and other pharmaceutical processing technologies. The CPMM advances research, teaching, and service in the areas of medication use and health outcomes, management of health care organizations, and the marketing and utilization of cost-saving and appropriate medications in all segments of the health care industry. The NCNPR is the nation’s only university research center devoted to improving human health and agricultural productivity through the discovery, development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals derived from plants, marine organisms and other natural products. Continuing education opportunities are offered through the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development. Live CE programs are available to pharmacists at various locations throughout the state.

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