Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery (10000939)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi is seeking an individual for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an externally supported research program aligned with departmental objectives; teach in undergraduate, professional and graduate courses; mentor graduate students and research staff; and participate in service-related activities. 

Position Details

Appointment: 12 Month
Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics or a closely related field.   Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants applying for the Associate Professor position should have a nationally-recognized research program with recurrent success in securing extramural funding. Individuals with a research and teaching background in the formulation of biological, inhalation, topical, and/or transdermal formulations are preferred to complement existing faculty expertise and interests. Strong applicants will possess a distinguished research program commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures

Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a teaching statement, a summary of teaching experience, a 3-page research plan, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three references through The University of Mississippi’s online employment site at For additional information please contact Seongbong Jo, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at


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.

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.

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.

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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