Tenure track faculty positions at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University


The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for several tenure-eligible positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor levels who are well established scholars working in the drug abuse field.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent in pharmacology or a closely-related field and at least three years of relevant postdoctoral experience, for the assistant professor level, with increasing years of experience expected for those wishing to be considered at the associate professor or professor level. Pharmacologists and other biologists with clear, established research expertise in the area of drug abuse, utilizing classical or modern neuroscience, molecular or behavioral techniques, are encouraged to apply, as are synthetic organic chemists who have significant expertise and funding in this area.

Applicants must have current and transferrable federal sponsored research funding appropriate to complement and expand the existing expertise of over 20 departmental faculty members working in this area.

The department has a long-standing federally funded training grant for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows and a P30 core center grant to help support the scholarship of the faculty.

Candidates should also have a solid publication record via peer-reviewed journals, teaching experience at the graduate and/or professional school level, and evidence of service responsibilities, to include journal manuscript review, study section service, and/or service as an officer of a national scientific organization. Successful candidates must possess demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Application Process: Please apply via the Virginia Commonwealth University electronic recruiting system, eJobs, at https://www.vcujobs.com, by April 30, 2020. Search the keywords field for F61520, then submit a CV, cover letter (describing research interests), and (via the Other Documents section) the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Questions about these positions should be directed to Bill Dewey Chair Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology william.dewey@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-0375