Assistant Professor of Pharmacology or Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Biomolecular Sciences (10000938)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The Department of BioMolecular Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Pharmacology or Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the fields of pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, physiology, environmental toxicology, or a related field who possess a record of distinguished and innovative research (as evidenced by a significant publication record and the potential to secure extramural funding) and a commitment to excellence in education. Candidates who are able to take advantage of existing resources and programs in neuroscience and glycobiology are encouraged to apply.

In addition to mentoring graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows within the laboratory, faculty in the department will have teaching responsibilities in our degree programs, including the Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program as well as B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 



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 consistently ranks in the top 20 Pharmacy Schools in external research funding, with recognized strengths in glycoscience, neuroscience, and natural products research. We are located on the main campus in Oxford, a community of approximately 26,000 residents that has been recognized nationally as one of America's best places to live and was recently named the Best College Small Town by USA Today. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named The University of Mississippi as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For." Successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with the 20 full-time faculty within the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, whose research emphases include pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, and environmental toxicology. Faculty have affiliations with the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and collaborative opportunities in the National Center for Natural Products Research. 


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.

Position Details

Appointment: 12 Month
Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology or a related field, as well as post-doctoral experience.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Application Procedures

Applicants should include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) a statement that describes prior research as well as vision and plans for future research (up to 3 pages), 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and interest (up to 2 pages), and 5) contact information for three references. Because the University of Mississippi is committed to building an inclusive and diverse community as outlined in its Pathways to Equity plan (, applicants should specify within their application how their teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to this mission.


Review of applications will begin August 1st, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established and suitable candidates are selected. For additional information, please contact Dr. Gregg Roman, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-1201,

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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