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Assistant Professor Medicinal Chemistry

VCU School of Pharmacy
Richmond, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 12, 2024

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The Department of Medicinal Chemistry invites you to apply for a full-time, 12-month, term teaching and research faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will support the professional Pharm.D., M.S./Ph.D., and other teaching programs at the School of Pharmacy, which ranks among the top 20 colleges of pharmacy in the nation. Applicants must possess the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, computational chemistry, biochemistry or other related disciplines and must have post-doctoral or advanced training experience in design, discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of the cardiovascular, cancer, neurological and/or infectious diseases.

The candidate will join other educators and scientists in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Job responsibilities will primarily include classroom instruction to Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D. and others students based on the needs of the Department to meet the teaching mission of the School. Contributions to the peer-reviewed literature and other scholarly activities, not excluding extramurally funded research, will be encouraged. Demonstrated experience working in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required. The position will include service to the department, school, and community. Candidates with an established record of teaching, scholarly accomplishments and service experience are highly encouraged to apply. July 2024 is the preferred start date for this position, although exceptions may be made for outstanding candidates.

About VCU and Richmond, Virginia: VCU is a top 50 public research university with a genuine commitment to student success and community service. One of just a handful of universities to receive both a "Very High Research Activity"; status and a "Community Engaged" designation from the Carnegie Foundation, VCU also hosts the region's top-rated medical center. The City of Richmond is affordable, rich in culture and history, with many opportunities for recreation, entertainment, and community service. As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, VCU is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. The School of Pharmacy has been recognized in recent past as the top academic unit at VCU in diversity, inclusion, and engagement (

Applicants should submit Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150- 300 words), which should include career aspirations and past efforts toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this statement, it would be useful to include your past, present, and future academic and professional activities that may contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. This statement may also include collaborative efforts to further the goals of equity and inclusion, such as leadership that tangibly promoted diversity; research and/or scholarship that promoted equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students that emphasized diversity and inclusion; and/or engagements that encouraged traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled, but priority will be given to complete applications received by April 1 st , 2024. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should go to and locate the above position number. Upload a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; synopsis of teaching philosophy; teaching contributions so far and projections in the future; statement on diversity, equity and inclusion; summary of research interests and plans; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Further questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Malgorzata Dukat, PhD (Email: Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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