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Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (Tenure Track)

University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, Maryland
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (Tenure Track)
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
(Position #05-178-84)
Taleo Requisition #: 2300013E

Interest candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System, please visit the UMB Jobs Page at, select Faculty and Post Doc Jobs, enter job number 2300013E.


Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. This position is a full-time, tenure track, 12-month appointment based at the Baltimore, Maryland Campus.

We strive to advance basic, translational, and clinical research across the spectrum of drug discovery and development. The Pharmaceutical Sciences department is comprised of complementary research programs focused on chemical & biological discovery as well as experimental & translational therapeutics. Expertise includes chemistry, drug discovery and development, biochemistry, microbiology, biophysics, pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, translational and clinical science. The department is home to several centers of excellence: Computer Aided Drug Design, Mass Spectrometry, Bio- and Nano-Technology, Metallotherapeutics, Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation, and Research on Complex Generics. State-of-the-art facilities in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), High-Throughput Screening, and Applied Pharmaceutics support a full range of NMR studies, compound library screening, pharmaceutical formulation characterization and development, including early stage GMP manufacturing. Innovative research in computer-aided drug design, small molecule synthesis, complex biological systems, proteomics, metabolomics, and pharmacogenomics seeks to advance therapeutics discovery. Optimization of therapeutics is the goal of our concentrated efforts in drug metabolism, drug delivery and transport, pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics, and drug formulation. Interdisciplinary research in regulatory science focuses on modernizing and improving the ways in which drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated. We are seeking a candidate who will strengthen and/or complement our expertise and welcome applicants from diverse scientific disciplines (

The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus houses schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law, and Dentistry. Additionally, the School of Pharmacy has a satellite campus at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. The University of Maryland enjoys an established record of successful collaboration for interprofessional practice and research collaborations with the other professional schools on campus.


This position is responsible to the Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with teaching responsibility to the Program Chairs.


We believe every person brings with them unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives and we value these differences. One of our best opportunities to deliver a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and focused on equality is to hire candidates who share these values.

The successful candidate for this position will be able to describe and demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as how they contribute to a respectful, positive workplace.



  • The candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, independent externally funded research program.
  • The instructional responsibilities will be to teach in the graduate and professional program consistent with the candidate’s expertise and school’s focus.
  • Mentorship and training of students and fellows in candidate’s area of research.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


Participate in service contributions to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs through serving on appropriate committees.

Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g., faculty assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees), professional organizations, and other endeavors is expected.



  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related Biomedical Sciences discipline.
  • Appropriate postdoctoral experience in area of expertise.
  • Experience, record of excellence in teaching preferred but not required.



  • Knowledge in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related Biomedical Sciences discipline.
  • Professional conduct in all dealings with students, faculty, or administration.
  • Leadership - Willing and able to lead, appropriate to area of expertise.
  • Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-Being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.


Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes a letter of intent (reference Position Number 05-178-84), curriculum vitae (signed and dated), a statement of research, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of contributions to diversity, and full contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates must submit three letters of recommendation from reviewers external to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. In addition to applying online, interested candidates may email application materials to:

Jeremy Doggett 
Administrative Analyst 
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy 
20 Penn St, Room S503B 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 
Tel (410) 706-0549 
Fax: (410)706-5017

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Dr. Maureen Kane, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at Please reference position number #05-178-84.

Employees whose job duties require them to work in a clinical setting or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for a reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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