Job ID: 120598

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

University of Iowa

  • Mar. 4, 2019
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
  • University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Therapeutics
    Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Pharmacy - General

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics at The University of Iowa invites applications for tenure track twelve-month Assistant/Associate/Full Professor faculty positions in Physical Pharmacy. Qualified applicants will establish, or will have established, a distinguished research program in physical pharmacy. Rank of appointment, with or without tenure, will be based on the qualifications of the candidate. Applicants at the Associate/Full Professor level will be evaluated for appointment as the Palepu-Flanagan Professor in Physical Pharmacy. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science or a related field. A successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a nationally recognized research program through securing external research funding and demonstrating an exceptional record of published scholarship. Candidates whose research interests complement existing expertise in the department as it applies to design and formulation of novel drug delivery systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate will also have a genuine passion for student instruction as well as graduate education, and will be expected to contribute to the professional, graduate and undergraduate teaching programs resident in the College of Pharmacy. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics currently consists of 20 faculty members, and more than 60 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists who participate in the educational and research programs within the department. The College of Pharmacy is home to The University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals, which is the largest and most experienced university-affiliated FDA-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the United States developing, manufacturing, and testing sterile and non-sterile dosage forms. UIP has a 40-year history of successful drug product development services and has been instrumental in the development of numerous, currently- marketed prescription drug products. Candidates who research interests compliment or align with formulation development or pharmaceutical manufacturing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Iowa is a major national research university with academic and research programs in the Carver College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Dentistry that provide an outstanding environment for successful collaborative research and teaching efforts. The University of Iowa further supports interdisciplinary collaborative research through a number of outstanding research centers and institutes (, which includes: Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Cardiovascular Research Center, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute and others. Preferred applicants will have translational or applied research interests that align with one or more of these interdisciplinary research centers or institutes.

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant community in southeastern Iowa, offering outstanding schools, quality entertainment, and sports, as well as literary, musical and cultural opportunities. Iowa City is frequently rated highly in various "best-place-to-live" listings.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interests and unique accomplishments, their curriculum vitae, a concise description of their proposed research and teaching and a list of three references. Please submit your application electronically by going to and searching for requisition #73576. First review of applications is scheduled to begin on or about March 1 and will continue throughout the search process. The Palepu-Flanagan Professor in Physical Pharmacy position will remain open until filled. Specific questions about this position should be directed to: Professor Robert J. Kerns or Professor Dale Eric Wurster, Co-chairs, Search Committee, Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy, 115 S. Grand Ave., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242,(;

  • The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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  • Professor Robert Kerns
    Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
    University of Iowa
    115 South Grand Avenue
    Iowa City, IA 52242

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